Parking Regulations in Malta

Rules and regulations regarding parking on streets and car parks in Malta, and details for people with disabilities on obtaining a Blue Badge for parking...

Care must be taken to park in the appropriate places while in Malta. Prohibited places will be clearly signposted or marked with double yellow lines.

Wardens from the Local Enforcement System are responsible for enforcement of traffic laws and reprimanding individuals that break them. They are also responsible for traffic accident assistance, towing, clamping and the monitoring of CCTV systems.

In larger towns there are parking meters on the streets, valid for one or two hours of parking. Fines can be paid online within seven days via the Local Enforcement System (LES) website, at administrative offices of Local Councils, or by cheque.

There is limited parking within Valletta, however, there are park and ride facilities in Floriana, just outside the capital and in Marssa and Pembroke. Parking prices are very reasonable and the shuttle service to and from Valletta and Floriana is free of charge. The shuttle service operates between 06:00 and 21:00.

Parking for People with Disabilities

The EU parking card is a standardised European Community disabled person's parking permit. The card provides parking entitlements to badge holders in all complying European countries - a card issued in one country is valid in another.

Parking spaces on roads and in car parks reserved for people with disabilities are marked with a wheelchair symbol. Vehicles parked in these spaces must display the Blue Badge, or ‘Blue sticker’,

To benefit from the Blue Badge Scheme, the applicant must be registered with the National Commission Persons with Disability (KNPD). The card is issued by the Commissioner of Police on the recommendation of the KNPD.

All applicants must contact the KNPD to make an appointment to see a medical professional to assess eligibility. Qualifying applicants can be issued with a permanent badge if the impediment is unlikely to improve in the future, or a temporary badge if the impairment will improve over time.

Although permanent holders of the Blue Badge must renew the permit every five years, they are only obliged to see a medical professional for the initial application. Temporary holders must see a medical professional for each subsequent application. Renewals are encouraged to be made a month before the expiration of the permit as an expired permit is considered invalid.