Blue Badges

Disabled parking

Where you can and cannot park using a blue badge

The blue badge scheme is managed by the Department for Transport and is fully explained in The Blue Badge scheme: rights and responsibilities in England booklet

This details where a blue badge can and cannot be used to park. A copy is sent to all badge holders with their blue badge. 

In addition to the concessions set out in the blue badge scheme, in our civil parking areas blue badge holders can park for free without time limit in:

  • shared use bays
  • pay and display bays; and
  • permit bays, in Lewes only

Restrictions in car parks are different, you should refer to the signs in the car park when parking.

Apply for a 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.

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

If you would like a hard copy of an application form or need any help applying, please email the parking team

Types of disabled parking bays

Disabled parking bay
Disabled parking bay

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

We provide two types of disabled bays advisory and formal.

  • Advisory bays are not legally enforceable. Most motorists appreciate the purpose of them and leave the bays clear for the people who need them.
  • Formal bays have a Traffic Regulation Order which means they can be enforced. These bays are installed where on street parking restrictions are controlled.

Faded disabled parking bay markings

If the disabled parking bay lines have faded please contact our Highways Team to arrange for them to be renewed. 

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