What are the eligibility criteria to qualify for a Disabled Parking permit?
In order to qualify for a Parking Permit, you must have a permanent medical condition and a severe mobility problem. In 2010 a review of the scheme changed the focus of the qualifying criteria around an applicant’s mobility rather than their specific medical condition.
How to Qualify for a permit
In order to apply for a Parking Permit, you must complete one of the following three options:
1 - Certified by your GP
Be certified by your GP or medical practitioner that you fall under the relevant criteria. You must bring the permit application form which is available on line to your GP for completion. To proceed with this option please APPLY NOW
2 - Be a Primary Medical Certificate holder
The Primary Medical Certificate is not the Medical Card and is only awarded to people with a very high level of disability. Primary Medical Cert Holders automatically qualify for a Disabled Parking permit. To apply for a Primary Medical Certificate please contact your Local Health Office(HSE). For further information, see Citizens Information website. If you are a Primary Medical Cert holder and you wish to proceed with this option please APPLY NOW
3 - Be certified Blind
Be certified blind by The National Council of the Blind (NCBI) a GP, Ophthalmologist or Optician. Applicants certified blind automatically qualify for a permit. Please note if you proceed with this option you will be required to return an application form certified by one of the following:
If the applicant suffers from Sight Loss or Visual Impairment and wishes to proceed with this option please APPLY NOW