The Disabled Person’s Parking Badge scheme, also known as the Blue Badge scheme, provides a national arrangement of parking concessions for people with severe mobility difficulties who travel either as drivers or passengers.
It also applies to people who are registered blind, people with very severe disabilities in both upper limbs who regularly drive a vehicle but have difficulty using a parking meter and children under the age of three with specific medical conditions.
A Blue Badge will help you to park close to your destination, either as a passenger or driver. However, the Badge is intended for on-street parking only.
Off street car parks, such as those provided in local authority, hospital or supermarket car parks are governed by separate rules. We recommend you check the restrictions in place when you park.
Do not assume you can always park for free.
Find Blue Badge parking on our find parking map - remember to tick the Blue badge parking layer.
Free designated blue badge parking can be found at most Southampton city centre council car parks, and in any of Southampton’s on-street designated parking bays.
If there are no designated parking bays available at your chosen car park you may park in any pay and display parking bay without time limit.
A parking fee is payable in the Grosvenor Square, Marlands, Eastgate Street and Bedford Place multi-storey car parks.
There is no time limit on parking in a disabled or pay and display bay. You may only park for 3 hours on double yellow lines. Your handbook gives you more information on using your badge.
You must clearly display your Blue Badge on the dashboard of your car for the duration of your stay. If you do not display your Blue Badge you may receive a parking fine.
Apply for a disabled persons Blue Badge
Website: GOV.UK Blue Badge Scheme
Tel: 023 8083 3748