Disabled parking badges and bays

Information on the different types of disabled parking badges available, and how to apply for a disabled person’s parking bay.

A Blue Badge parking permit helps you park closer to your destination if you're disabled. You can apply for a badge for yourself, on behalf of somebody else or an organisation that transports people that require a Blue Badge.

Apply for or renew a Blue Badge

Who can use this service

Details of who is eligible for a Blue Badge are available on the GOV.UK website.

Hidden disabilities

Since 30 August 2019, the Blue Badge scheme has included hidden disabilities as an eligibility criteria. If you are making a claim under this criteria, please ensure you include all medical evidence detailing how your disability affects you or your child on a daily basis.

Applications submitted under this criteria may take between 6-8 weeks.


The cost of a Blue Badge is £10. This will only be charged to successful applicants so do not send any money with your application. We will write to you after your application has been processed about whether you need to pay this fee.

What you need to know

Blue Badge holders can display their badge and park:

  • for up to three hours on yellow lines where there are no loading restrictions, providing the clock card is displayed and set to your time of arrival
  • in residents' bays, and Pay by Phone bays, for an unlimited time
  • in bays marked 'Disabled', for an unlimited time
  • free of charge in any parking bay within Lambeth Council-operated car parks, subject to the time limits that apply to the car park.

Read more details of your responsibilities as a Blue Badge holder.

Next steps

Once you have received your Blue Badge parking permit you will be entitled to apply for a Lambeth-only White Badge parking permit.

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