The Council provides disabled parking bays within its controlled areas across the city, more information on these areas can be found on the interactive parking map.
In addition, the Council has the authority to provide disabled parking bays outside residential addresses. Details on how to apply for one can be found below.
If you are a disabled badge holder and there is a vehicle registered at your address, you are entitled to apply for a disabled parking bay outside of your property.
Please contact your local social work office to make an application.
If the disabled parking bay outside of your property has faded and you believe it requires to be re-painted, please contact your local social work office to make an application. The process to be followed for a bay to be refurbished is the same as applying for a new disabled parking bay. This is because many of the qualifying criteria can change over time.
If there is a disabled parking bay that is no longer required, please inform your local social work office so that this can be investigated.
A disabled parking bay marked on the public road network can be used by any disabled badge holder. We are therefore unable to take any action when another disabled badge holder is parking in the disabled parking bay you applied for, however it may be worth directing them to this webpage so that they can apply for their own disabled parking bay.
Only enforceable disabled parking bays supported by a traffic regulation order (TRO) are signed by an upright sign in addition to the road markings, this allows enforcement officers to distinguish between enforceable bays and advisory bays on street. If your disabled parking bay is currently ADVISORY (without an upright sign) and a person is regularly parking in it without displaying a disabled badge, they could be guilty of anti-social behaviour and the Council recommends that this matter is raised with local Police in order to establish if they are able to assist you with this matter.
Another alternative, if there is an ongoing dispute between neighbours for example, then Neighbourhoods, Regeneration and Sustainability department provides a Mediation Service that aims to help resolve ongoing disputes or conflicts between neighbours. Details of this service can be viewed on our website.
Enquiries to the service can be made by using an online form or contact our 24-hour helpline on 0800 027 3901.
If your disabled parking bay is enforceable and a person is regularly parking in it without displaying a disabled badge, please submit a "request for parking enforcement in your area".