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Disabled Parking Cards

Disabled Person’s Parking Cards (also known as European Parking Cards or Disabled Parking Badges) are available to people living in Ireland with certain disabilities and those who are registered blind, whether they are drivers or passengers.
The parking card can be used by a disabled person in any vehicle in which he or she is traveling.

The parking card costs €35. The fee is the same whether it is a new application, or a renewal. The card is valid for 2 years.

With a Primary Medical Certificate it is valid for 5 years.

If you wish to get a Disabled Parking Card you must have severe lower limb disability or severe walking difficulties.

To obtain an application form for a parking card, write to either:

IWA National Mobility Centre
Ballinagappa Road
T 045 893 094


Disabled Drivers
Association of Ireland
Ballindine Claremorris
T 094 936 4266

  • Enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope.
  • Give details about your disability and how it affects your mobility.
  • If you have a Primary Medical Certificate you should mention it.
  • You will need to send 2 up to date photos of yourself.


Cork County Council introduces Age Friendly Parking Spaces 

Cork County Council has launched a new parking initiative designed to help older people get around the county more easily.The new plan will see many parking bays designated as ‘age friendly’ spots – similar to mother and child parking bays seen in many supermarkets around the country.The council has said that the spots are subject to normal parking fees but it hopes that motorists will leave them free as a courtesy to older people in the community.In Cobh, there are two new spaces on West Beach, identified by a sign post.A statement from the council read: “Cork County Council, through the Age Friendly Alliance and the Great Island Community Forum in Cobh, is committed to improving the lives of older people in the county. Follow this link for more information:

Parking sign