Disabled parking bays
Where you can and cannot park using a blue badge
Blue Badge scheme: Where can I park explains where a blue badge can and cannot be used to park. A copy is sent to all badge holders with their blue badge.
In our civil parking areas, blue badge holders can also park for free without time limit in:
- shared use bays
- pay and display bays
- 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
A disabled parking bay is a reserved space on a public road that can only be used by blue badge holders.
We only provide bays where there is a proven hardship caused by being regularly unable to park your vehicle near 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 bays are not reserved for a specific person or vehicle. They 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 there are on-street parking restrictions.
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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