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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

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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.

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How to apply for a disabled parking bay near your home

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Parking Services

0300 1234 222