Renew expired Blue Badges
Blue Badge expirations were temporarily relaxed until September 2020, but are now being enforced again. If you use an expired Blue Badge in October 2020 you will receive a warning for your first offence, then further offences will receive a penalty charge notice (PCN). From November 2020 you will receive a PCN for the first offence.
To avoid a fine, please apply to renew your Blue Badge at least one month before its expiry date.
How Blue Badges work
Disabled parking permits, also known as Blue Badges, allow cars carrying people who have a disability which causes permanent problems walking or those who are blind to park near shops, stations and other facilities. Parking bays reserved for vehicles displaying Blue Badges are clearly marked.
What you are allowed to do with a Blue Badge
If you are a Blue Badge holder, you are allowed to park free of charge for up to three hours in or on any single or double yellow line, except where there is:
- a loading and unloading ban
- a stopping restriction
- a footway parking ban
You can also park without time limit in or on:
- any permitted parking space or paid-for parking bay
- limited-period waiting boxes
- red routes in specially signed and marked spaces