Parking and Blue Badge

A blue badge is a nationally recognised badge that drivers or passengers with disabilities, who have severe mobility problems, can display in their vehicle to allow them to park close to a destination so that they can access goods, services and facilities more easily.

It gives you free parking, (however there may be time limits), in places such as on-street disabled bays, at parking meters and at pay and display machines. You can also park on yellow lines for up to three hours unless there is a ban on loading or unloading in force. The badge is automatically void on the street but does not automatically apply to off-street car parks, such as those at supermarkets and hospitals, or privately owned roads, such as those at airports.

For more information please read our Blue Badge Factsheet.

What is a Blue Badge?
Who can get a blue badge?
Are you a driver with severe disabilities in your arms?
How do I get a blue badge?
Where can I get further information?