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Apply for a Blue Badge

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – changes to the Blue Badge service

We're sorry but due to Coronavirus our phone line has closed. You can email us at Blue Badge Team. If your query is about an ongoing application, please tell us your full name, date of birth and postcode.

If you cannot access the service online or by email, phone 0345 608 0191 and ask for a call back from the Blue Badge team.

Disabled parking bays

Who can apply for a disabled parking bay

Disabled parking bay
Disabled parking bay

We only provide bays where there is a proven hardship caused by being regularly unable to park your vehicle adjacent to your property, and not just for convenience. We will not provide a bay if you have a suitable driveway, garage, or other parking space available, or if it would be possible for you to make reasonable adjustments to allow for one of these options.

You must be the holder of a valid blue badge and the vehicle must be kept at your address.

Apply for a disabled parking bay

You can apply online here for an on-street disabled parking bay.

If you would prefer a hard copy of an application form, please email the: Parking Services.


Generally, we only provide advisory bays; this means they are not legally enforceable. However, most motorists appreciate the purpose of them and leave the bays clear for the people who need them.

Disabled bays are not person specific and can be used by any blue badge holder.

Occasionally, particularly within controlled parking zones, a disabled parking bay will have a Traffic Regulation Order displayed on a plate next to the bay. Parking in these bays can be legally enforced by a Civil Enforcement Officer.

How to renew a disabled parking bay

Please contact our Highways Customer Team to arrange for the renewal of parking bay lines.

Other places Blue Badge holders can park

For details about where you can park if you have a Blue Badge, see the national guidance: Where can I park?

There are no exemptions to these parking rules in East Sussex.

Contact us

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact us about disabled parking.

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