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Portugal has adopted the European Model Parking Card.

Parking spaces


Those reserved for a Parking Card holder are marked with the wheelchair symbol.


Do not park if the space is marked with someone's name or a licence plate number.


Where you may use your Parking Card


Portuguese Parking Card holder

You may use your Parking Card in most EU and EEA member states, and in some other countries around the world.


Look at the entry for the country you intend visiting to see if your Parking Card can be used.


Visitors to Portugal

Visitors from another EU / EEA member state – you may use your Parking Card in Portugal.


Visitor from outside the EU / EEA – you may not use your Parking Card in Portugal but it may be possible to obtain a temporary permit.

Write or fax:


Av, das Forças Armadas, 40

1649-022 Lisboa


Fax: + 351 217 973 777


Parking on roads


Do not park on a road where parking is prohibited, unless it is an absolute necessity, for only a short time, and without causing an obstruction or danger – we advise that you do so in an emergency only.


Do not drive or park in a pedestrian zone.


You must pay to park where payment is required, and must not exceed the paid-for time.


You must not exceed the time limit on a road where parking is free but restricted by time.


Parking in car parks


There are no concessions for a Parking Card holder in public car parks.


Visitor to Portugal from another EU/EEA member state ONLY– print and display this notice next to your Parking Card


Click here to print notice



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