A disabled parking marking is a rectangular shaped box that contains a symbol of a person in a wheel chair in the centre.

Anyone can park in a space with a disabled marking. However, if the procedure has been followed correctly then only vehicles with a current disabled badge can park in the space.

Markings in town centres are controlled by a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) and are legally enforceable.

Markings outside people's homes are only advisory.

Eligibility criteria

To qualify for a disabled persons parking bay, you must:

  • live at the property
  • get either Personal Independance payment (PIP) (at the enhanced mobility rate) or Attendance Allowance (if you are over 65) or have a Certificate of Vision Impairment (CVI)
  • have a valid Blue Badge; and
  • keep a vehicle permanently at the property

If there is any off-street parking (including a garage, a yard or a driveway) that you can use with ease, then unfortunately you would not qualify for a disabled parking bay.

It is not reserved for one person. Other disabled car users are allowed to park within it.

How much this costs

You do not have to pay for a disabled parking marking outside your house. The cost of providing it is met by the council.

How to apply

Apply for a disabled person's residential parking bay online

PaperclipTo complete this form you will need to send copies of the following:-

  • a photocopy of your mobility award (Personal Independence Payment), or a photocopy of your Certificate of Vision Impairment (CVI)
  • a photocopy of your vehicle registration documents (V5). If you have a motability vehicle, a copy of your vehicle invoice will be required instead of your V5 document.
  • a photocopy of your current insurance certificate

Please don't send original documents -photocopies are fine

If you are unable to upload this evidence you can post or email us them withing 14 days of your application. Evidence not received within this timescale will result in the application process ending.

Clock Completing this form takes around 5 minutes

Apply online

After you've applied

  • We'll look at the address to see if it's suitable for a disabled persons parking bay.
  • An officer examines the site and assesses road safety implications.
  • We will write to the neighbours who will be affected by the marking and asks them if they object to a marking and also if they are prepared to keep that area of the road. If they are not prepared to do this then there is nothing we can do.
  • We will reply to you directly to confirm if you can have a disabled marking. This can take up to 12 weeks.
  • If it encourages others to park in an area where they are not supposed to.
  • Where it may cause an obstruction on a narrow road.
  • When a neighbour objects to a marking.
  • If you have applied for a marking but you do not own a vehicle.
  • If you have no vehicle, but receive frequent ambulance visits.
  • These are not the responsibility of the council.
  • They have to be agreed and funded by the landowner.
  • Permission and approval should be sought from all the house holders and property owners who live on the unadopted street or road.

Contact Streetscene

If you need help with completing or downloading the application form you can call into one of our Customer Services Centre's

  • Streetscene
  • Address Streetscene & Housing Service, Flint Street, Fartown, Huddersfield, HD1 6LG
  • Phone 01484 414700
  • Email