Mobility parking permit holders can use specially marked mobility parking spaces. These spaces are usually wider to make it easier to get in and out of the car, and closer to venue entrances so there’s less distance to walk.
If you care for a person with a disability who has mobility difficulties, they may be eligible for a mobility parking permit.
Permits are issued to a person, not a vehicle, and the permit holder must be getting in or out of the vehicle if they are using a mobility parking space.
Not everyone who has a disability will qualify for a mobility parking permit. Applicants will need their doctor to confirm they are unable to walk and require the use of a wheelchair, or their ability to walk distances is severely restricted by a medical condition or disability — for example, they need to use mobility aids or experience severe pain or breathlessness. Some people may also be eligible if their disability means they need supervision to safely get around and cannot be left unattended.
Long-term mobility parking permits are valid for five years, but short-term permits are available if the disability is due to a temporary illness or injury. A fee is charged when you apply.
CCS Disability Action manages mobility parking permits. You can learn more about parking permits or apply at their mobility parking website.