Disabled parking bays for Blue Badge holders

Permit only parking bays

Permit parking bays are bays you can apply to have outside your house and only those with a permit can park there.

They're usually around 6.6 metres long and 3.6 metres wide. We mark the bay in white lines and place a sign next to the bay which says 'Permit holders only'.

If you apply for a permit only parking bay, you'll have a private parking space. We'll give you one permit and only a car displaying the permit will be able to park in the bay.

How to apply

To apply for a permit parking bay:

  1. Have your Blue Badge number and your vehicle registration document number ready.
  2. Ring us using the details on this page.
  3. An engineer will then visit the area where you'd like your parking bay to go. They'll decide if it's safe to install the bay.
  4. We'll contact you to let you know our decision. If it's safe, you'll have to pay £150 for us to install the bay and provide you with a permit which lasts one year. You'll need to pay £150 every year to renew your permit.
  5. Once you've paid, we'll install the bay within 12-18 months.

Ring 0300 303 8879 to apply for a permit only parking bay outside your home

Who can apply

You can apply for a permit parking bay if you've:

  • Got a valid Blue Badge.
  • Got a vehicle registered at your address, either in your name or in the name of someone else you live with.
  • Not got aby off-street parking available - for example, a drive or a garage.

Where we can put a parking bay

We can only put parking bays:

  • Outside your own home, not a friend's home, relatives home or where you work.
  • On public roads.
  • A safe distance from a junction - for example, not opposite or within 10 metres of the junction.
  • Where it won't cause a hazard to other road users.
  • Where there are no parking restrictions in place, such as a clearway or a no stopping area.