Portsmouth City Council is also responsible for issuing and enforcing disabled parking bays. Disabled parking bays are not reserved for the sole use of an individual and may be used by any Blue Badge holder.
Disabled parking bays feature a sign next to them (on a wall, fence or post) which reads 'Disabled badge holders only'. It is a requirement to display a valid Blue Badge at all times whilst parked in an enforceable disabled parking bay.
Any motorist found parked in a disabled bay without displaying a valid Blue Badge is liable to receive a Penalty Charge Notice.
Disabled bay holders may not be able to display a Blue Badge at all times whilst parked in their allocated bay - they can request a permit, specific to their vehicle and address, enabling them to park in their allocated bay without displaying a Blue Badge.
Permit request forms are automatically sent to bay holders upon the issue of a disabled parking bay and can also be requested by contacting us:
A fee of £18 is applicable for each permit, and an administration fee is also required for a change of vehicle, or for a lost or damaged permit.
A Traffic Regulation Order must legally be created for a new disabled parking bay before it can be installed. Portsmouth City Council will make every effort to deal with applications as quickly as possible, but due to the production and publication of Traffic Regulation Orders, an application will take a minimum of 3 months to process.
There is a £51.00 fee applicable prior to a bay being installed - if you can prove you are receiving Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support this fee will not be charged.