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Blue Badge parking

If you're a driver or a passenger and you have mobility issues, you may be eligible for a Blue Badge. You can check if you are eligible for a Blue Badge on the Scottish Government website.

Applying for a Blue Badge

You can apply for a Blue Badge online on the Scottish Government website.

Apply for a Blue Badge

Paper forms are available in libraries and Locality offices. You can return your completed form to a locality office and we can take payment and photocopy documents for you.

Where you can park with a Blue Badge 

With a Blue Badge you can park free of charge and without a time limit on street in Edinburgh

  • in public and shared on-street parking bays
  • on single or double yellow lines when loading is allowed
  • in greenways parking places when parking is allowed
  • in disabled parking bays.

You should not park

  • in bus lanes during the hours of operation
  • in cycle lanes
  • on single or double red lines during the hours of operation
  • on zig-zag pedestrian crossings at school entrances
  • in bus stops
  • in parking spaces for residents, motorcycles and city car club users
  • in suspended parking bays
  • any place where traffic or emergency vehicles might be held up
  • at dropped kerbs
  • in public parking places on main traffic routes when loading is prohibited.

Permit areas

If you live in an area of Edinburgh that has permit spaces you may qualify for a free residents permit.  For more information contact our residents parking permit team.

You can only apply for an exempt permit at the Drumbrae Hub 

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