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Request an on-street disabled parking bay in Dorset

Details of how to apply for a disabled parking bay (for blue badge holders) near a property.

Responsibility for introducing a Disabled Parking Bay

Dorset County Council is responsible for on-street disabled parking bays in County Dorset, not including Bournemouth and Poole.

Apply for a disabled parking bay

Criteria for introducing a Disabled Parking Bay

Applications will only be considered from, or on behalf of, disabled persons living in a vehicle owning household who receive one of the following qualifying allowances:

  • higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance
  • enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment
  • war Pensioners' Mobility Supplement or Armed Forces Independence Payment

Applicants can be of any age, do not have to be a driver, and will need to provide medical evidence, if necessary, to show that they are eligible for the higher mobility allowance.

Applicants should not have any parking provision available within the curtilage of their own property, nor the opportunity to make such provision, nor have readily available 'on or off street' parking provision within 25 metres of their property.

Charge

£208 on confirmation of an approved application.

*Cheque payment accepted or secure telephone payment via credit or debit card.

Other useful information

  • introducing a Disabled Parking Bay - disabled parking bays are introduced by means of a Traffic Regulation Order, an extensive legal process

  • average time to complete installation - around seven to eight months

  • enforcement and usage of the bay - a disabled parking bay is available for use by anyone with a valid disabled blue badge, at any time - the applicant therefore does not have exclusive use of the bay.  A disabled parking bay is enforceable, so if it is abused by those not holding a disabled blue badge or an invalid disabled blue badge - a penalty could be issued.  To report incidences of this nature, you should speak to Parking Services.

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