Blue Badge parking

The Blue Badge scheme only applies to on-street parking. Badge holders have free use of parking meters and pay-and-display bays.

You may also be exempt from limits on parking times (check local signs for information) and can park for up to three hours on yellow lines; except where there is a ban on loading or unloading or other restrictions, as shown by a single or double yellow bar marked on the edge of the pavement.

If you are a Blue Badge holder and live in a residents only parking area, you no longer need to buy a resident permit to park on your street, displaying your valid Blue Badge is enough.

However, if you regularly travel with friends or family in their cars and will be relying on your Blue Badge for parking at your destination, we do recommend that you buy a resident permit for your own car to avoid receiving a penalty charge notice for not displaying a valid permit or Blue Badge whilst you were out or away from home.

The leaflet Can I get a Blue Badge? explains who may qualify for a Blue Badge.

For information about using a Blue Badge in an off-street parking place (a public car park) in Devon contact the district council responsible for that car park.

Blue Badge holders can still receive parking tickets. Please check on-street parking signs and markings before leaving your car.

The Blue Badge scheme: rights and responsibilities in England gives you more information about the Blue Badge scheme, how it works in England, and your rights and responsibilities.

Apply for or renew a Blue Badge

You can apply or renew online at GOV.UK or by phoning The Blue Badge Helpline on 0345 155 1006.

Your Badge lasts for three years and a renewal notice will be issued automatically at least six weeks before it expires.

If you move during that time please phone The Blue Badge Hotline on 0345 155 1006 or email to let us know your new address. If you move to a different county your Blue Badge will still be valid but you will have to reapply to your new local authority when it expires.

If you are a Blue Badge holder and there is no off-street parking available at or near your property, you may be able to apply for a disabled parking bay.