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