Disabled persons' parking places

We have introduced disabled parking bays in the area as a direct result of the Disabled Persons Parking Places (Scotland) Act 2009. The Act requires local authorities to mark advisory parking bays following requests from ‘qualifying persons’.

Traffic regulation order and plans - July 2020

Am I a qualifying person?

A qualifying person is:

  • a blue badge Holder who lives at the address where the bay is to be marked and a vehicle is registered at that address, and does not have a driveway or private vehicular access at that address
  • an organisation that has a blue badge registered by the organisation at that address, and does not have a driveway or private vehicular access at that address

How can I apply?

If you feel that you would benefit from a disabled parking space close to your residence, you can apply online. You will need to provide a scan or copies of the following documents before your application can be reviewed:

  • V5 car registration document or Mobility Lease document (proving there is a vehicle registered at the address in question)
  • your blue badge/copy of badge/blue badge number

If you are unable to upload these, you can still complete the online form and provide the documents by bringing them to your local contact centre.

You can also use our online form to contact our road safety team if:

  • you have any questions about applying
  • you want information regarding misuse of a parking bay
  • your circumstances change at any point and the bay is no longer required

When will I know if I have been successful?

After you have submitted the relevant documents, these will be passed on to our Road Safety team. A letter will be sent out to you within two weeks, informing you of what happens next.

Enforcement and abuse

After lines have been installed, the parking bay will be added to a list to be included in an annual TRO.

The annual TRO will be advertised in local press and there will be a chance for anyone to object to the formalisation of these bays if they feel it is necessary. Once the TRO is finalised, Police Scotland can take enforcement action, should they feel that the bays are being utilised illegally.

Although usually requested by a single applicant, disabled parking bays can be used by anyone in receipt of a blue badge and are not considered as personal parking spaces for the applicant.

Apply for a Blue Badge online

Road Safety team

Address: Council Headquarters
Newtown St Boswells