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Parking for disabled people

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

 

If you would like to know if you are eligible for a Blue Badge, further information is available here. You can apply for a Blue Badge online here.

 

If you are an Islington resident and a Blue Badge holder, we can issue you a free resident parking permit for the zone in which you live. This means you won’t need to display your Blue Badge when you are parked in a residents' bay for that particular zone. This has been initiated to help cut down on Blue Badge theft.

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 parkingfraud@islington.gov.uk 

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 the non-emergency number 101. The police will provide you with a crime reference number within two working days, which we need to verify the badge has been stolen.

Once you have your crime reference number you will need to complete a declaration of theft form and where applicable we will require proof of repairs to the vehicle resulting from the theft.

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 completed form we will process your request within 10 working days.

Lost badges

If you have lost your Blue Badge you will be required to obtain a lost property reference number from the Report My Loss website. There is a £4.95 charge to report a lost item. You will then be able to print out a certificate with the details of your report. Please note that the Police no longer take reports of lost items.

You will also need to complete a declaration of loss form. In order to complete the form, you will require the lost property reference number.

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 completed lost form we will process your request within 10 working days.

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