The EU parking permit is issued on behalf of the Department of Transport by the Disabled Drivers Association (DDAI).  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 the Disabled Drivers Association please use our Eligibility Wizard or contact us by phone or email.  If deemed eligibale an application form will be sent by post to the address supplied.

If you are a Primary Medical Cerfificate (PMC) holder (Please note: you do not have to have a PMC to obtain an EU Parking Permit) you will be required to furnish DDAI with completed Parking Permit application forms and a copy of your Primary Medical Certificate 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.

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

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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.