Blue Badges

If you have a disability that makes travel difficult, you can apply for a Blue Badge that lets you park closer to facilities.

About Blue Badges

Blue Badges give disabled people who rely on car travel, but face challenges in getting from the car to their destination, the ability to park close-by.

A Blue Badge on your car lets you park closer to shops, stations and other facilities. Blue badge holders are allowed to park free of charge and without time limit in:

  • any permitted parking space or paid-for parking bay
  • limited-period waiting boxes
  • red routes in specially signed and marked spaces

They can also park free of charge for up to 3 hours on any single or double yellow line, except where there is a:

  • loading and unloading ban
  • stopping restriction
  • footway parking ban