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Parking for disabled people

Blue badge information and the location of dedicated parking for disabled people in Islington

The Blue Badge disabled parking scheme is fully recognised in Islington. 

Islington also offer a number of dedicated disabled parking bays on the highway that you can locate on our maps.  We also offer spaces on our estates

If you are a resident, you are entitled to a free resident parking permit. This means you won’t need to display your Blue Badge when you are parked in a residents' bay near your home. This has been initiated to help cut down on Blue Badge theft.

You can apply for a Blue Badge online, or alternatively download the application here.

Please note that we are currently unable to answer any enquiries about possible changes to the eligibility criteria for Blue Badge applicants. The recent consultation exercise carried out by government has now concluded, but no changes have been announced. We are awaiting further details from the Department of Transport as to how the scheme may  be made available to more people in the future. 

When parking outside your zone the free resident permit is only valid during resident roamer hours. On all other occasions you will need to display your Blue Badge.

Where Blue Badge holders can park in Islington

  • on yellow lines (where there are no loading restrictions) for up to three hours, providing the clock card is displayed and set to your time of arrival.

  • in resident bays, and short stay bays for an unlimited time.

  • in designated disabled bays for an unlimited time (please note: there are a small number of time limited disabled bays, please check the sign to confirm how long you can park). These do not include dedicated disabled bays designated for a specific disabled person.

EU and non-EU disabled badges

The European Union disabled badge scheme is fully recognised in Islington and all EU badge holders have the same parking rights and Blue badge holders.

Disabled badges from outside the EU vary in design and it is hard to verify their authenticity. For this reason we do not accept disabled badges from outside the EU.

Blue Badge fraud

Unfortunately the Blue Badge scheme is prone to misuse and the theft of Blue Badges is a serious problem across London.

To report suspected Blue Badge fraud, call us on 020 7527 2000 or email 

We prosecute Blue Badge cheats under the Fraud Act which can result in substantial fines and even imprisonment.

Stolen badges

Theft of a Blue Badge must be reported to the police immediately. You can visit your local police station or call 0300 123 1212. The police will provide you with a crime reference number within two working days, which we need to verify the badge has been stolen.

If the police require your Blue Badge number call 020 7527 6108 to request a declaration of theft form showing your stolen Blue Badge number.

Where applicable we will require proof of theft such a:

  • repair receipt
  • windscreen replacement receipt
  • insurance document. 

You also need to complete a declaration of theft form (PDF). To complete the form we will require:

  • one passport size photograph
  • the crime reference number
  • a signed statement confirming the theft of the Blue Badge.

Blue Badge Holders are reminded that any false statement will lead to prosecution and upon conviction is subject to a fine of up to £2,500.

Lost badges

We will require a lost property reference from the Report My Loss website. There is a £3.95 charge to report a lost item. You can also print out a certificate with the details of your report.

You will also need to complete a declaration of loss form (PDF). In order to complete the form we will require the lost property reference and a signed statement confirming the loss of the badge.

Blue Badge holders are reminded that any false statement will lead to prosecution and upon conviction is subject to a fine of up to £2,500. As soon as we receive the above documents we can replace any lost or stolen badge within 2 working days. More information is available in our lost or stolen Blue Badge guidance (PDF) document.

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