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Where you can park with your blue badge

Your blue badge does not mean you can park anywhere.

Always check local signs to see if there are any schemes in force that limit the usual concessions for blue badge holders. 

On-street parking

You can park at on-street parking meters and on-street pay and display parking for free. There is usually no time limit for blue badge holders but please check local signs for information.

You may also park in on-street disabled parking bays, usually marked with a white box. Check local signs to see if there are any time limits. Please use such bays rather than parking on yellow lines if possible.

You can also park on single or double yellow lines for up to three hours unless;

  • there is a ban on loading or unloading
  • there are other stopping restrictions in place – for example bus stops
  • you are causing an obstruction


You must display your blue badge and parking disc showing the time you arrived. You must leave at least one hour before you park the same vehicle in the same road again. 

Car parks

The blue badge scheme does not apply to car parks. However, there are usually other provisions for disabled drivers. 

Car parks run by South Gloucestershire Council have bays reserved for disabled people. Check signs at the car park to see whether you have to pay and how long you can park for. Display your blue badge and, if necessary, your special parking disc. 

We are not responsible for private car parks (for example, at supermarkets) but they also often have bays reserved for disabled people.

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