Disabled parking in Watford

Advisory disabled parking bays and eligibility

A disabled parking bay shows drivers that a parking space is intended for Blue Badge users.

You can apply for a disabled parking bay near your home if you:

  • Are a permanent resident in Watford
  • You hold a current Disabled Blue Badge.
  • You are in receipt of Disability Living/Attendance Allowance, mobility component at the higher rate or PIP Personal Independent Payment at the higher rate.
  • There is a vehicle registered at the address where you are applying for the bay to be installed and the driver also lives at the address.
  • The vehicle is taxed and insured.
  • The driver holds a valid driving licence.
  • You do not have a driveway, garage or any other off street parking.
  • You do not live in a controlled parking zone (only applies to Three Rivers residents).

How to apply

Apply for advisory disabled parking bay

There is no cost to apply for a disabled parking bay. 

Remove or maintain a disabled bay

Situations when a disabled parking bay is not possible

It may not be possible to create a disabled parking bay when:

  • existing yellow line parking restrictions are in place
  • it would cause an obstruction or issues with road safety
  • neighbours' objections are upheld by the council
  • the area already has a large number of bays already and another bay would severely restrict parking for other residents

Parking in a disabled parking bay

Disabled parking bays are advisory only. They show the space is intended for Blue Badge holders - but it's not the law, anyone could park there.

All Blue Badge holders can use the disabled parking bay, not just the person who requested it. 

If the disabled bay is in a controlled parking zone, you will still need a resident or visitor parking permit.

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