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Parking with a Blue Badge

Do you have a severe mobility problem? You may be eligible to apply for a Blue Badge to help you park closer to where you need to go. A blue badge allows you to park in disabled and public parking places for free.

There is a £20 admin charge for new badges and renewals. While there is a £10 charge for replacing lost, stolen or damaged badges.

If you live within the Controlled Parking Zone and have a valid Blue Badge you can also apply for a free residents' parking permit which will be marked 'exempted.' You can park free of charge and without time limit:

- In 'pay and display' on-street parking places
- On single or double yellow lines, at times when loading is allowed and as long as you are not causing an obstruction or danger to others
- In greenways parking places, outwith any rush hour restrictions
- In some private car parks - check signs and always display your Blue Badge
- In shared use parking places.

You may need an assessment if you are over two years old and either:

- Have a severe disability of both arms, regularly drive a motor vehicle and are unable to or have considerable difficulty in operating a ticket issuing machine
- Have a permanent and substantial disability causing you to be unable or virtually unable to walk
- Have a temporary but substantial disability causing you to be unable or virtually unable to walk, which is likely to last for a period of at least 12 months but less than three years

If you are the parent or guardian of a child under three years of age, you may apply for a badge for the child if they have a specific medical condition which means that either:

- They must always be accompanied by bulky medical equipment which cannot be carried around without great difficulty
- The child needs to be kept near a vehicle at all times, so that they can be treated in the vehicle, or driven quickly to a place, for example a hospital, for treatment.

Applying for a Blue Badge
Please see to download an application form.
65+, 26 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 1 - 3, 4 - 12, 13 - 15, 17 - 25
Days and Times
Monday 9am to 5pm
Tuesday 9am to 5pm
Wednesday 9am to 5pm
Thursday 9am to 5pm
Friday 9am to 4.30pm

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Contact Details
Contact Person: City Of Edinburgh Council - Blue Badge Scheme
Contact Telephone: 0131 469 3891
Contact Email:

This record was last modified on: 16 February 2016