Do you have a disability? Would you like access to parking spaces that make parking easier and are close to shops or your office? Then you can apply for a European Union (EU) parking card for people with disabilities. You can apply if you have had a disability for at least 6 months and with the help of crutches or a walking frame cannot walk more than 100 metres on your own.
You must be able to prove that you are entitled to an EU parking card for people with disabilities. This requires a medical examination by a medical examiner. The municipality will arrange this for you. To qualify for an EU parking card for people with disabilities you should not able to walk more than 100 metres on your own, even with aids such as crutches or a walking frame. Is your disability chronic? Is your municipality is already aware of your disability? Then a medical examination is not required.
There are 2 types of EU parking cards for people with disabilities:
- You can drive yourself with a driver's card. These are the conditions for a driver's card:
- you have a driving licence;
- the driver's card is registered to you as a person, so you do not need to have your own vehicle;
- you cannot walk more than 100 metres, even with disability aids.
These are the conditions for a passenger card:
- you cannot drive yourself;
- you cannot walk more than 100 metres, even with disability aids;
- you always need your driver to help you from door to door;
- the passenger's card is only for your personal use.
Children under the age of 18 may also be eligible for their own passenger's card. They must meet the same conditions.
A combined driver’s and passenger’s card is also available.
Do you have a disabled person's parking card from another country in the EU? In that case, this card is also valid in the Netherlands. Do you want to renew your disabled parking card? If so, you can apply for a new disabled parking card in the Netherlands. The Dutch conditions will then apply.
You can apply for an EU parking card for people with disabillities through your municipality
Not registered with a municipality
If you are not registered with a municipality, you will need to apply for an EU parking card for people with disabilities at the Centraal Bureau Rijvaardigheidsbewijzen – CBR (central office for driving licences).
Renewing your parking card for people with disabilities after 5 years
Your EU parking card for people with disabilities is valid for a maximum of 5 years. If doctors expect you to recover from your disability within 5 years, your card’s validity period may be shorter. You can apply to renew your EU parking card for people with disabilities through your municipality. Do so in enough time before the expiry date, as your municipality will need time to assess your application.
This is how it works in your (future) place of residence
Municipality of Smallingerland: Applying for an EU parking card for people with disabilities
Please note: You can only apply for an EU parking card for people with disabilities if you live in the Netherlands and are registered with a municipality.
Disabled parking card
If you have a disabled parking card and are visiting the centre, you can park for free for up to 3 hours. Then put your disabled parking card and a blue parking disc visibly behind your windscreen. The disabled parking card is valid for a maximum of 5 years. There are 4 types of disabled parking cards. Please indicate which one you want to apply for with your application.
Types of disabled parking cards
Driver card: you cannot walk more than 100 meters independently with aids such as a cane or crutches for at least six months. The card is personal and no vehicle needs to be registered in your name. You do need a driver's license for the application.
Passenger Card: You cannot drive on your own and always need assistance from a driver for door-to-door transportation. You cannot wait independently for at least six months and you cannot walk 100 meters independently without a walker, cane or crutches. With the passenger card you can ride with someone and this person can park on your card in a general disabled parking space. This card is personal.
Combination card: you permanently use a wheelchair and/or have another serious physical disability that makes walking difficult. The combination card is issued in exceptional cases.
Institutional parking card: you may also be eligible for a parking card if you live in an institution. Your institution must apply for the card.
During a medical examination, a medical examiner determines whether you meet these conditions for a disabled parking card. We request the medical examination for you when you apply for the disabled parking card from us. You always pay for the inspection, even if we reject your application after the inspection.
Please bring the following when you come to pick up the card
Proof of identity (passport, identity card or driver's license)
1 passport photo
For a driver card: driver's license
- EU parking card for people with disabilities: € 25.90
- Medical assessment: € 58,-
Disabled parking card lost
Lost or stolen disabled parking card valid for 5 years? Make an appointment to request a new one. You do not need to be re-examined. Bring a recent color photo with you to your appointment. Costs: €25.90.
Have you lost your disabled parking card with a validity of less than 5 years? Then call us on 0512-581234 to discuss what is the best option.
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