Blue badge disabled parking permits

The national blue badge scheme provides parking concessions for people with certain disabilities.  A blue badge lets you park closer to the shops and services you need to use, whether you’re the driver or a passenger in a car.

The blue badge is for on-street parking only.  There are different rules for off-street parking, like council, hospital or supermarket car parks.

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The blue badge is recognised in all European countries.  It allows you the same parking concessions as residents of the country you are visiting.

The Government has decided that people with hidden disabilities such as austism and mental health conditions should also have access to the Blue Badge Scheme. The Department for Transport have written some new guidelines for the changes which take place in England from August 2019. We will update our website again when the changes actually take place at the end of August but in the meantime you can read more about the new criteria

Blue badge parking in a Council car park

How to apply for a blue badge and the proof you need to provide

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Find out if you’re eligible for a blue badge

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Information on the rules for blue badge holders when parking on a street, as well as in car parks. How to register your vehicle if you have a blue badge and a nil and disabled tax disc

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How to apply for a disabled parking bay near your home

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