The Blue Badge disabled parking scheme is fully recognised in Islington.
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.
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
- 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 pay and display 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).
Where blue badge holders can’t park
- where there are loading restrictions, that is on yellow lines with additional chevrons on the curb stone and/or an additional sign indicating loading is not allowed
- in a bus lane
- in permit holder only bays designated for a specific disabled person
Please ensure that your badge, and if applicable your clock, are displayed on the dashboard with all information clearly visible.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
We prosecute Blue Badge cheats under the Fraud Act which can result in substantial fines and even imprisonment.
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 will need in order 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 as a repair receipt, windscreen replacement receipt or insurance document. You will also need to complete a declaration of theft form (PDF). In order to complete the form we will require one passport size photograph, the crime reference number and 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.
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.