Home Page Council News Room Site Map Ask a question Website - information and help Listening and Learning: Compliments, comments and complaints Access Keys

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.


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

Blue badge parking in a Council car park

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

Take me there

Find out if you’re eligible for a blue badge

Take me there

Information on the rules for blue badge holders when parking on a street, as well as in car parks.

Take me there

How to apply for a disabled parking bay near your home

Take me there

Blue badges

0300 1234 121