Specially marked parking spaces

Disabled people who have reduced mobility and have difficulty getting to and from a public parking space may be eligible for a specially marked parking space at their house. Such parking spaces, commonly called P-stæði in Icelandic, are designated at the legal residence of individuals and only on land owned by the City of Reykjavík.

Specially designated parking spaces are not the same as P-cards which you apply for from a district commissioner.

Am I entitled to a specially designated parking space?

In order to be eligible for a specially marked P-space you must meet the following conditions:

  • Have a permanent address in Reykjavík.
  • Living with long term physical impairments and being assessed in need of specially marked parking space.
  • The parking space applied for shall be on City land.

A specially designated parking space may not be allocated if a parking space is included with the applicant's apartment.

How do I apply for a specially designated parking space?

You fill in the application form on My Pages. You must also submit the following supporting documents:

  • Photo of a P-card, issued by a district commissioner.
  • Medical certificate with information on mobility.

A joint ownership agreement may be requested if no information on parking accompanying a property is available.

What happens next?

The application is taken for processing at a Service Center. The Medical Officer of Reykjavík City reviews medical certificates and calls for necessary information from the City’s Department of Environment and Planning, Reykjavík Parking Service, and the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police.

Following this, an application is accepted or denied at a meeting of a committee composed of representatives from the Department of Welfare, the Department of Environment and Planning as well as the Medical Officer of Reykjavík City.

If your application is denied, and you believe there are exceptional circumstances, you can request a review by the Welfare Council Appeal Board.

If an application is accepted, a written agreement is concluded with a provision for notification of the change of circumstances, e.g. if the person moves or no longer has a need for the parking spot. The maximum duration of the contract is 5 years.

Who installs signs at the specially designated parking space?

Reykjavík City prepares and installs the signs. The applicant pays for the sign itself, but not the installation. If changes need to be made to the streets or parking lots on City land for the installation of the sign, this is at the expense of Reykjavík City.


Where can I find out more?

For more information, please contact the Reykjavík City Service Center at 411-1111.

  • Call 411 11 11