The parking permit for disabled persons enables them to park in reserved spaces.
The right to park in a disabled parking space is demonstrated by displaying the permit visibly on the vehicle's windscreen. The permit is valid in Luxembourg and in all other EU Member States.
Who is concerned
To obtain the parking permit, the disabled person must:
- be unable to move alone and/or continuously for more than 100 metres;
- move using crutches, a cane, a walker, a rollator or a wheelchair;
- be blind or severely sight-impaired even with optimal vision correction.
In exceptional cases where justified by a serious physical disability, a parking permit may be issued to persons other than those listed above.
The duration of the disability must generally exceed 6 months. If this condition has not yet been satisfied at the time the permit is applied for, the review of the application will include the expected duration of the disability.
Institutions and organisations which assist disabled persons may also receive a disabled parking permit, on condition that:
- they are licensed to provide assistance and care in accordance with the law on long-term care insurance;
- they are regularly engaged in caring for more than 6 disabled persons.
The application should be submitted to the Department of Transport at the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure.
The parking permit for institutions and organisations is valid only in Luxembourg.
A parking permit for disabled persons is valid for 5 years maximum.
Expired permits must be returned without delay to the Department of Transport.
How to proceed
Application for and issuance of the permit
The procedure for obtaining a disabled parking permit can be summarised as follows:
- the application includes one section to be completed by the applicant (on the front) and another section to be completed by the attending physician (on the back). The application must be accompanied by a recent identification photo and a medical certificate;
- once completed, the form should be sent to the Department of Transport of the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure, which will submit it for review by a physician member of the Medical Commission;
- depending on the situation, the applicant may have to undergo a medical examination performed by a physician member of the Medical Commission. The applicant will be notified at least 15 days prior to the medical examination appointment by registered letter, which must indicate the reasons for the medical examination. The applicant may attend the medical examination alone or with a physician of their choice. If the applicant fails to present themselves for the medical examination after two notices are sent by registered letter, the permit will be denied;
- if the applicant for the disabled parking permit has a valid driving licence, or has submitted an application to obtain or renew a driving licence, they may be summoned to an examination to determine whether their disabilities or difficulties could impair their aptitude or ability to drive;
- after these steps, a decision will be made as to whether a parking permit will be granted.
Parking permits are strictly personal. Permit holders are authorised to affix it to the windscreen of the vehicle that they drive or in which they are being transported.
They are also authorised to affix it to the windscreen of the vehicle in which they are being transported if they need the driver's assistance either to walk or to move in a vehicle for disabled persons.
Contrary to the regulations in certain other countries, persons who hold this permit are not exempt from paying for parking.
Renewing the permit
The permit may be renewed by means of the same procedure as the procedure for the initial application.
If the permit holder does not have a driving license or has not applied for a permit or a renewal of the permit, the renewal of the parking permit can be applied for by simple written request if it appears that a permanent handicap has been previously established. The application must be accompanied by: a recent 45x35 mm ID photograph (taken from the front); There is no need to provide a medical certificate
Revocation of the permit
Holders may lose their permits if they are no longer eligible for them, or if they use their permits in a manner that does not comply with their primary purpose.