Important things to remember when using your blue badge
- Your Blue Badge must be displayed on top of the dashboard or fascia panel of the vehicle where it can be clearly read.
- The parking clock should always be used when there is a limit on the amount of time you can park at a location. It is always good practice to display the clock if you are unsure whether you need to or not.
- The side showing the wheelchair symbol must face forward so the expiry date is legible from outside the vehicle and the time of arrival must be set on the clock.
- If you do not display the badge properly, you may be given a parking ticket.
- When no parking concessions are being used, badges/clocks/wallets should be removed from view so they do not provide a target for thieves.
- If a parking enforcement officer asks you to show them the badge, you are required by law to do so. If you don’t, you can face prosecution and a fine of up to £1,000.
Every badge holder will have a Rights and Responsibility booklet that explains the Blue Badge Scheme.
The booklet can be viewed here