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Applying for a personalised disabled parking space

Do you have a European Union (EU) parking card for people with disabilities? Do you want to park close to your home or workplace? If so, you can apply to the municipality for a personalised parking space. Only the vehicle with the registered vehicle registration number may park in that space.

The municipality stipulates a number of conditions for issuing a personalised disabled parking space:

  • you have an EU parking card for people with disabilities that is valid for at least 6 months;
  • you do not have a permanent parking space on the premises of your home;
  • you are the driver of a car, a motorised tricycle/quadricycle or a vehicle for persons with disabilities;
  • you cannot walk more than 100 metres on your own, even with aids, such as crutches or a walker;
  • you must be examined by a medical examiner. Your municipality will refer you to a medical examiner. Is your disability chronic? Is your municipality already aware of it? If so, a medical examination is not required;
  • you are registered in the Personal Records Database (Basisregistratie Personen – BRP) at the address for which you are requesting a personalised disabled parking space.

There are 2 types of personalised disabled parking spaces:

Personalised disabled parking space without time restriction

A personalised disabled parking space is a reserved parking space, for example at your home. A white road sign with a registration number is placed below the blue road sign with the letter P and a wheelchair symbol. Only the vehicle that has that registration number is allowed to park there.

Personalised disabled parking space with time restriction

A time-restricted personalised disabled parking space is a reserved parking space where you come at set times, for example your workplace. There is a second white sign under the sign displaying the registration number on the blue road sign with the letter P and a wheelchair symbol. This second white sign displays days and times. Only you may park in that space during those days and times. Anyone may park there outside of those days and times. 

This is how it works for you

Your (future) place of residence falls under:

Here is some information from your municipality.

Municipality of Hoorn: Applying for a personalised disabled parking space

The municipality will build the parking lot as close as possible to your home. The place is linked to your license plate.

Please note: you can only apply for a parking space for the disabled by registration number if you live in the Netherlands and are registered with a municipality.

To request

You can apply for a disabled parking space if you meet the following conditions:

  • You have a disabled parking card for drivers.
  • You do not have a parking space at your home.
  • Parking within walking distance of your home is not always possible, because there are many cars parked.


You must change your disabled parking space if you:

  • Bought a new car (you must then request a new bottom plate).
  • If you move house within the municipality.

To cancel

A disabled parking space must be canceled in the following cases:

  • You move to another municipality.
  • The owner of the disabled parking space has passed away.

You do not have to pay anything for the construction of a disabled parking space.

  • Changing a disabled parking space costs € 75.
  • Changing a bottom plate costs € 50.

How long does it take to build a disabled parking space?

If your application is approved, it may take nine weeks for the parking lot to be built. Even if your situation changes, for example when you move house, it can take nine weeks before the parking space is ready.

How long does it take to change a number plate or remove a parking space?

1 week.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Hoorn

Last updated on 21 September 2022