In early September we introduced a new IT system for the production of the EU Parking Card.
It involved 5 days downtime but also a period of low output in the initial days of the new system. In this period a substantial backlog has grown up in relation to parking permits.
Our staff are working very hard and additional hours to reduce the backlog but there have been significant delays for permit holders in recent weeks.
We sincerely apologise for the difficulties this has caused people and we would like to thank the vast majority who have been extremely courteous and patient despite the major inconvenience experienced.
We are making an impact and services should return to normal over the course of November.
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 make contact with our offices by phone, email or via eligibility wizard (see check eligibility below) confirming contact details and PMC status, application forms will then be sent. You will be required to furnish with completed forms a copy of the PMC first/second schedule document or submit copy of vehicle registration certificate in their name showing tax exemption.
A person who is registered blind should also make contact with our offices for forms; you will be required to submit a certificate of their registration from the National Council of the Blind in Ireland (NCBI) with completed forms. All applicants who do not possess valid PMC or NCBI proof must have their medical practitioner complete medical forms for permit application.
Other prospective applicants should contact the DDAI to discuss their eligibility with one of our support staff or complete the eligibility check (see link below). 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 - 094 936 4266 - 01 8103794
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.