Apply for a disabled parking bay

Find out if you can get a disabled parking bay and information about the application process.

It would be preferable if both application and payment could be made online. There is a non-refundable administrative fee of £11.

Contact us

To get a paper application form, or to pay the £11 non-refundable administration fee to process an application, call 01273 293 424.

For more information, call 01273 292 181.

You can also send an email to

Who can get a disabled parking bay

Blue badge holders can apply for an on-street parking bay outside or near their homes if they:

  • have no off-street parking, such as a garage or driveway
  • are the driver or the driver lives with them

Anyone with a blue badge may park in a disabled parking bay, even if they didn't request that specific bay.

Application process


  • controlled parking zone - 1 year or longer
  • outside of a controlled parking zone - up to 6 months


  1. We'll write to you to acknowledge your application
  2. We'll visit the site to ensure the bay meets our traffic management criteria
  3. If it does, we'll put white guidance marks down unless you live in a controlled parking area
  4. We'll write to you to tell you whether we've approved the bay
  5. Tell our contractors to put in advisory bay markings - this can take 4 to 6 weeks depending on the weather