Disabled parking bay

Coronavirus - there will be a delay in assessing, approving and installing disabled parking bays until further notice.

You can apply to have a disabled parking bay close to your home.

You can also apply for an existing bay to be remarked.

Any blue badge holder can use this parking bay (it's not just for you).

Some district and borough councils deal with their own disabled parking bay applications

If you live in Broxbourne, St Albans, Three Rivers or Watford then you can't apply to us.

Before you start...

You'll need the following to apply for a disabled parking bay:

  • a photocopy of your blue badge

  • a photocopy of a DVLA vehicle registration document or proof of a motability vehicle. Your document must show the same address as your application for a parking bay

  • a diagram or photograph of where you want the parking bay to be.

There's no cost for a disabled parking bay.


Can I get a disabled parking bay?

You can get a disabled parking bay if:

  • you are a blue badge holder
  • you regularly drive your car
  • you are a regular passenger in your car
  • you don't have another place to park your car e.g. a driveway
  • you often find it difficult to park close to your house.


We'll also check that:

  • the proposed location doesn't disrupt pedestrians or vehicles
  • your blue badge hasn't expired.


What happens next?

We'll arrange a visit to look at the site.

In around 3 weeks, we'll let you know if you can have a disabled parking bay.

We paint parking bays between May and October, so you might need to wait if you apply during winter.

Can I appeal if I'm refused a disabled parking bay?

You can appeal by writing to us explaining your reasons for appealing.

Write to:



PO Box 153
Gunnels Wood Road