The EU parking permit is issued on behalf of the Department of Transport by the Disabled Drivers Association. There is an administration charge of €35 per parking card. The card is valid for two years.
To apply for an EU parking permit from DDAI a Primary Medical Certificate holder should furnish a copy of their certificate or their vehicle registration certificate showing tax exemption and including a brief outline of their disability and mobility difficulties. A person who is registered blind should obtain a certificate of their registration from the National Council of the Blind in Ireland (NCBI) and submit to our address as listed below.
Other prospective applicants should contact the DDAI to discuss their eligibility with one of our support staff. Alternatively, those wishing to apply can write or have an advocate write on their behalf by email or by post, indicating the basis of their disability, their age and the manner and degree to which their disability affects their mobility, including information on any mobility aids they might use.
Our contact details are as follows:
Post: Parking Card Section, Disabled Drivers Association, Ballindine, Claremorris, Co Mayo
Telephone: 094 936 4054
We are getting reports of parking permits falling down the dash of cars and it may be costly to get them back as the garage may have to dismantle your dashboard, so please be careful when placing them on the dash.
We sell a wallet to hold your parking permit in place, the wallet costs €2. If you require one please contact us on 094 9364054 or download the application form and return it to DDAI Ballindine, Claremorris, Co. Mayo with fee enclosed.