Using your Blue Badge and where you can park
Find out how to display your Blue Badge, where you can park and parking for free in some car parks.
How to display your Blue Badge
You must make sure that your badge and time disc are clearly displayed and that the badge is facing the right way. The front of the badge has the wheelchair symbol on it.
Where can I park with a Blue Badge?
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In Brighton & Hove, you can park in:
- disabled bays, except personalised disabled bays which may only be used by the disabled permit holder
- pay and display bays
- shared use bays
You may also park on a single or double yellow line for up to 3 hours as long as there is not a loading restriction (marked by strips on the kerb).
You must make sure that the time disc is set to the time that you left the vehicle.
If I display my badge, can I park free of charge in a car park?
Car parks throughout Brighton & Hove have different policies on disabled parking. To make sure you aren't given a parking ticket you should read the signs carefully when you enter the car park.
The following car parks do not charge Blue Badge holders for parking:
Where can I not park with a Blue Badge?
You cannot park on yellow lines with a loading ban. Loading bans are marked by yellow strips on the kerb.
A single yellow line with a loading ban will have a single kerb marking. Double yellow lines will have a double kerb marking.
For a single yellow line, a sign on the street will tell you what times the loading ban is in place.
You should not park in a:
The Blue Badge is not a licence to park anywhere. If you park where it would cause an obstruction or danger to other road users you could be fined or receive a Penalty Charge Notice or have your vehicle removed. Do not park where it would endanger, inconvenience or obstruct pedestrians or other road users.
Examples of dangerous or obstructive parking include the following, although there are others:
- school entrances, bus stops, on a bend, or near the brow of a hill or hump bridge
- parking opposite or within 10 metres (32 feet) of a junction, except in an authorised parking space
- where it would make the road narrow, such as by a traffic island or roadworks
- where it would hold up traffic, such as in narrow stretches of road or blocking vehicle entrances
- where emergency vehicles stop or go in and out, such as hospital entrances
- where the kerb has been lowered or the road raised to help wheelchair users
- on a pavement, unless signs permit it