Parking bays for disabled people
What is a disabled parking bay?
Disabled parking bays help disabled people who drive themselves and need to park as close to their property as possible.
Bays are discretionary and are provided to alert other drivers of the need for a disabled person to park there. We do not provide enforceable bays.
Eligibility – do I qualify for one?
Each application is assessed on its merit taking into account the following:
- The applicant is in possession of a valid Blue Badge
- Own or use a vehicle registered at your address
- You do not have access to off-street parking, driveway or garage at the address
- Be receiving either Disability Living Allowance with the highest mobility component or if you are over 65, the highest rate of Attendance Allowance. (These allowances are awarded at the discretion of the Department for works and Pensions
- If you receive Personal Independence Payment (PIP). This helps with some of the extra costs caused by long-term ill-health or a disability if you’re aged 16 to 64. The amount of help that you get depends on how your condition affects you, not the condition itself. If you score 8 points or more on the 'Moving around' activity list you will be eligible. Anyone who applies for Disability Living Allowance through the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) will now be assessed under the Personal Independence Payment scheme (PIP). More information about PIP
How do I apply for a Disabled Parking Bay?
- Download the Disabled Parking Bay application form or
- Call Waltham Forest Direct on 020 8496 3000 or
- Collect one from the Customer Service Centre or libraries
Once completed, the application and supporting evidence can be returned as follows:
By post to:
The Mobility Team
Waltham Forest Town Hall
Walthamstow E17 4JF
The Mobility Team is unable to see personal callers.
Or in person at the Customer Service Centre or libraries
You will also need to supply the following along with your application:
- Proof of residency
- Proof of benefit
- A copy of the vehicle registration documents with the proof that the car is registered at your address
- We need to mark the space in a ‘safe’ part of the road, so that your car does not become a road hazard by parking there
- The road marking is a courtesy bay only and is not enforceable in law. Therefore you cannot insist that other people do not use your parking bay
- Markings will be removed when the disabled person moves away
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
- What is a Disabled Parking Bay?
- Do I qualify for a Disabled Parking Bay?
- How do I apply for a Disabled Parking Bay?
- Can people park in my bay?
- Can I have an enforceable bay?
- Do I need to display my badge when I am parked in my bay?
- How do I get a bay removed that is no longer required?
- How long does the application take to be processed?
- How do I get my faded bay re-painted?
- Can I apply for an organisational bay?
- Once my Parking Bay has been agreed how long will it take?