How to use your Blue Badge

The blue badge must be displayed where it can be read clearly through the front windscreen.

It must only be displayed if you’re travelling in the vehicle as a driver or passenger.

You should not hold more than one blue badge at any given time or share your blue badge

Where to park

The badge is for on-street parking only. Off-street car parks have separate rules and it’s up to the car park owner to decide whether badge holders can park free of charge. You must also check local signs. With a blue badge you can:

  • park on-street for free and without time limit at both metered and 'pay and display' sites
  • park in designated disabled bays free and without time limit unless the sign states otherwise. Your parking clock must be displayed with your blue badge
  • park on single or double yellow lines for up to 3 hours with both your blue badge and parking clock displayed. Always check local signs
  • park in resident parking permit bays without a time limit
  • use your blue badge throughout the European Union (EU). Remember to check EU blue badge rules before you travel
Find disabled parking bays in Leeds City Centre online External link to find parking bays

Where not to park

There are places where parking is not allowed. These include:

  • pedestrianised areas
  • bus or cycle lanes
  • pedestrian crossings
  • zigzag markings
  • suspended parking bays
  • loading bays

You must not park in a location where your vehicle could cause an obstruction or a danger to others.

For more information on how to use your blue badge and where you can park, please read the Department of Transport’s guidance external link

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