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Blue badge disabled parking permits

The national blue badge scheme provides parking concessions for people with certain disabilities.  A blue badge lets you park closer to the shops and services you need to use, whether you’re the driver or a passenger in a car.

The blue badge is for on-street parking only.  There are different rules for off-street parking.  Off-street parking includes places like council, hospital or supermarket car parks.

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All European countries recognise blue badges.  This lets you make use of the same parking concessions as the country’s own citizens with disability. 

Parking concessions for blue badge holders differ from country to country.  It’s important to check the rules in the country you’re visiting.

Blue badge parking in a Council car park

How to apply for a blue badge and the proof you need to provide

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Find out if you’re eligible for a blue badge

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Information on the rules for blue badge holders when parking on a street, as well as in car parks. How to register your vehicle if you have a blue badge and a nil and disabled tax disc

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How to apply for a disabled parking bay near your home

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