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Parking for people with disabilities (blue badge parking)

Apply for a disabled parking space

If you are blue badge holder experiencing problems parking near your house, you may be entitled to have a marked disabled parking space. Bays are not provided for the exclusive use of the applicant - any blue badge holder can park in the bay if it is free.

Criteria for a disabled parking space Toggle accordion

All applications are considered on an individual basis against the following criteria:

  • The vehicles on the application are registered at the address of the blue badge holder
  • The location is suitable on road safety and traffic flow grounds
  • No off-street parking is available at the property including a garage, driveway or other off-street parking within 50 metres of the property

What you will need to apply Toggle accordion

  • Proof that you’re the registered owner or keeper – vehicle registration certificate V5C (or hiring or leasing agreement) – vehicles must be registered at the address of the application for a disabled parking bay  
  • Proof that the blue holder (and nominated carer or driver) permanently live at the address – we will check the council tax register
  • Blue badge - copy of both sides
  • Payment by debit or credit card 

Apply for a disabled parking bay Toggle accordion

To apply for a disabled parking bay please complete the online application form below. once the application is completed you will receive an email providing you with details of where to send copies of the required documents. 

Apply for a Disabled Bay

Apply for a disability permit (blue badge)

The blue badge scheme is for drivers or passengers with severe mobility problems. It aims to provide greater access to parking spaces. Apply for or renew a Blue Badge or for further informationThis will take you to the Hertfordshire County Council’s website and away from the current page.

Apply for a free disabled resident parking permit

Blue badge holders can get a free resident parking permit, if you live in a controlled parking zone and your address qualifies.  If there is a second car in the household it is charged at the second car rate. 

Visit the Apply for a Resident Parking Permit page.

Where you can park if you have a blue badge?

Council Owned Car Parks

Blue badge holders can park free of charge, for the first three hours, in all our off-street car parks. All have some space for blue badge holders. If a marked disabled parking bay is not available, you may still use your blue badge in a regular parking bay in the same way. 

On Street Parking Bays

You can park without time limit in the following parking bays if you are a blue badge holder:

  • Residents and permit parking bays
  • Shared use parking bays - this is where a bay is marked up for residents and pay and display parking or limited free parking 
  • Free limited waiting parking bays
  • On-street pay and display