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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

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Municipality of Smallingerland: Applying for a personalised disabled parking space

Parking space allocated to your numberplate for the handicapped

Request a handicapped parking space if you do not have a parking space at your place of residence and are unable to walk 100 meters unaided. You must first request a handicapped parking permit  before you can be considered for a handicapped parking space.

  • You have a handicapped parking permit that is valid for at least another 6 months.
  • You must own a car and the permit must be held in your name or that of your house-mate.
  • You do not have your own parking space next to your place of residence, such as a garage or driveway.
  • There is no public parking space available directly next to your place of residence.

You can apply online, by post or at the service desk.

Applying online

Log in with your DigiD [link naar formulier].

By post

Complete the form and send it to the municipality [link naar formulier].

At the service desk

You can also apply for the parking space at the municipality’s service desk. Make an appointment online [maak afspraak]

You will need to pay the costs of creating a handicapped parking space. A guideline price for this is EUR 370. After requesting a handicapped parking space allocated to your numberplate, you will receive a sketch-map of a location and a price.

You will usually receive a letter within 2 weeks of applying stating whether or not you will be given the parking space. If an advisory opinion is needed, for example from the Gemeentelijke Gezondheidsdienst – GGD (Municipal Health Service) or the traffic police, you will receive a response within 8 weeks of applying.

Placing the parking space

If you are entitled to a parking space for the disabled, the municipality will contact you by telephone to determine the location in consultation with you. The municipality will place the parking space within 2 weeks.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Smallingerland

Visiting address

Gauke Boelensstraat 2

9203RM Drachten

Opening hours
Monday
8:30 - 16:30
Tuesday
8:30 - 16:30
Wednesday
8:30 - 16:30
Thursday
8:30 - 16:30
Friday
8:30 - 16:30
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed
Last updated on 21 September 2022