Blue badge parking
Blue Badge holders can park for free for up to three hours in designated Disabled Badge Holder parking spaces.
If you are using your Blue Badge to park in a parking bay or on yellow lines, you must display your badge correctly. The badge must be facing upwards with nothing covering the expiry date or serial number. If you have parked in a time-limited bay, you must also display your clock with the correct time of arrival.
You are entitled to free unlimited parking:
- In areas covered by on-street pay and display and limited waiting.
- In areas covered by resident-only parking schemes.
Charges now apply to disabled Blue Badge holders in all Council car parks. Disabled Blue Badge holders can buy a season ticket for Council-operated car parks with a 20% discount.
If you are a Derby city resident and receive the higher rate of the Disability Living Allowance, you are entitled to a free parking permit.
Apply for a free permit or discounted season ticket
To apply for a free Blue Badge parking permit or to apply for a discounted season ticket, please complete the application form and return it to our Customer Service Centre, Derby City Council, The Council House, Corporation Street, Derby, DE1 2FS.
Report the misuse of a Blue Badge
If you suspect that someone is misusing a Blue Badge, please let us know.
Where possible, please include:
- the date and time
- the location
- vehicle make, model and colour
- vehicle registration number
- Blue Badge serial number.