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About the blue badge scheme

The blue badge scheme provides a national arrangement of parking concessions for people with severe walking difficulties who travel either as drivers or passengers. The scheme allows badge holders to park close to their destination, but the national concessions apply only to on-street parking.

There is no charge for blue badges in Wales.

The majority of our car parks offer disabled parking bays. They allow blue badge holders to park as close to their destination as possible (see ‘Where are the car parks, below).

A penalty charge notice may be issued if a valid badge is not displayed.

Using badges illegally carries a maximum penalty of £1000. Blue badge holders should not park on double yellow lines.

How long can I park?

Holders of a blue badge can park free for an unlimited time in any marked bay within the council’s car parks (this includes parking in either a disabled bay or a standard bay), as long as your blue badge is clearly displayed.

Where are the car parks?

For the locations of car parks, and details of disabled parking provision within them, in
Abergavenny, Caldicot, Chepstow, Goytre, Gilwern, Monmouth and Usk click here

BLUE BADGE – COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

The Blue Badge Department is continuing to operate during the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • If you have internet access you can complete an application online at this will allow you to upload all your supporting documents. If you are unable to upload your documents, please complete the form and send your documents to Monmouthshire County Council, County Hall, The Rhadyr, Usk NP15 1GA. Please add a stamped addressed envelope to enable us to return your documents.
  • If you want to return an already completed application form could you please return it in the post to: Monmouthshire County Council, County Hall, The Rhadyr, Usk NP15 1GA.
  • If you do not have internet access, you can request an application form by telephoning 01633 644644 but please be aware that this could take a lot longer than usual.


Websites offering Blue Badge Services

From time to time websites appear offering assistance with Blue Badge applications for a fee. There is no charge for Blue Badges in Wales Do not apply for a blue badge from anywhere other than Monmouthshire County Council or If you have been charged for a blue badge application you will need to contact Trading Standards.