Where can I park using my Blue Badge?
- Where can I park using my Blue Badge?
Before you park
- Ensure that you check signage carefully
- Check that your Blue Badge has not expired
- Park in a marked bay
Please note: Motorists parked in disabled bays who do not clearly display a valid Blue Badge in accordance with the instructions provided will be liable for a parking fine.
Where can I park?
Eligible Blue Badge holders, carrying and displaying a valid badge correctly, may park:
- for up to 3 hours on roads where waiting is prohibited, such as single or double yellow lines, unless the signs say 'no loading or unloading'
- all day on roads where parking is free but restricted by time
- on most council-run car parks. Please check signage for prices and time restrictions
Please note: Do not park in a pedestrian zone unless there is a sign showing that vehicles displaying a Blue Badge are exempt.
Where can I not park?
The Blue Badge is not a licence to park anywhere. You must not park:
- in places where a ban on loading or unloading is in force, as indicated by kerb markings
- in parking places reserved for specific users such as residents' bays or loading bays
- on pedestrian crossings (zebra, pelican, toucan and puffin crossings), including areas marked by zig-zag lines
- on clearways (roads with no stopping in force)
- on bus, tram or cycle lanes or cycle tracks
- where there are double white lines in the centre of the road (even if one of the lines is broken)
- by suspended parking meter bays or when the use of the meter is not allowed
- where temporary parking restrictions are in force, e.g. by no-waiting cones
Further information is available in the Rights and Responsibilities in England leaflet.