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Disabled Parking

Please refer to the The Blue Badge Scheme – Rights and Responsibilities booklet which you would have received with your Blue Badge.

As a summary, Blue Badge holders are able to park in the following areas:

Car Parks

Free of charge in Council operated car parks. If no disabled bays are available, the vehicle may use a regular pay and display bay without charge.

A valid Blue Badge must be clearly displayed at all times. Due to ANPR systems in operation, Blue Badge holders must apply for a season ticket for Orchard Street Multi-storey Car Park to benefit from free parking. Complete an online application .

Blue Badge holders are not entitled to park on double yellow lines and in permit bays in off-street car parks such as Crawley Hospital and Crawley Library.

On the Road

On yellow lines for up to three hours with the Blue Badge and parking clock clearly displayed and set to the time of arrival.

In a limited waiting bay for an unlimited period of time (the clock is not required)

Blue Badge holders may not park:

  • In a bay reserved for certain classes of vehicles, such as Bus Stops, Taxi Ranks, Goods Vehicle Loading Bays and Motorcycle bays
  • In an area restricted by zigzags
  • Where a loading restriction or ban is in force which is indicated by kerb markings adjacent to yellow lines or signage
  • Within 10 metres of a junction or in a manner so as to cause an obstruction

Controlled Parking Zones

Blue Badge holders may not park in a bay marked for Permit Holders Only as outlined in The Blue Badge scheme: rights and responsibilities in England handbook.

Blue Badge holders may park with no time restriction in Shared Use Bays, which are bays that have the entitlements of:

  • Pay and Display or Permit Holders
  • X hours no return within X hours or Permit Holders

Residents Permits for the first Blue Badge holder of a household will be free of charge on production of a valid Blue Badge.

Apply for a Blue Badge in West Sussex

Please apply to West Sussex County Council.

01293 438000 click to email us
Town Hall
The Boulevard
West Sussex
RH10 1UZ
Open Mon - Fri 8:30am to 5pm

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01293 438000

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Town Hall
The Boulevard
West Sussex
RH10 1UZ
Open Mon - Fri 8:30am to 5pm

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