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Disabled persons parking places

​If you have permanent special mobility needs, you can ask for a disabled persons parking place outside your home.

The parking space will be sited as near as possible to your house bearing in mind the characteristics of the road, traffic flow and any other restrictions. It can be used by any disabled Blue Badge holder.

Who can apply?

 We may approve your application if you meet all these conditions:

  • You or someone you live with has a permanent disability and is a (European) blue badge holder
  • A vehicle and driver must be registered at the address
  • Have no access to an off-street parking facility, e.g. driveway or hard standing
  • Have no on-street parking space available within 25 metres of the home


You will also need to satisfy at least one of the following criteria:

  • Be aged over 65
  • If aged under 65, receive the Enhanced Rate Mobility Component of the Personal Independent Payment
  • Receive the War Pensioner’s Mobility Supplement
  • Any other circumstances that the City of Cardiff Council may consider exceptional and worth the consideration


We give particularly favourable consideration to people: 


  • with behavioural or learning difficulties who cannot safely be left unattended during transfer between home and car.
  • who require mechanical assistance for movement, e.g. wheelchair, callipers, prosthetics, wheelchair, special lifting equipment or who need to carry oxygen supply.

How to apply

If you believe that you meet the requirements and you would like to apply for a disabled persons parking place, please contact us to request an application form that will be posted to you.

Once we have received your application, we will contact you within 8 weeks​.

How long does it take to get the space?

Although we try to deal with every application as quickly as possible, the process involves consultation with different bodies and making a Traffic Regulation Order, so it can take up to 18 months.

What if this parking space is not needed anymore?

Disabled persons parking places are periodically checked to ensure they are still needed.

If you no longer need yours, please contact us.

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