Accessibility permit

Parking charges apply to Blue Badge holders within Council car parks. An optional Accessibility Permit is available which allows a Blue Badge holder to park for free in all Council car parks except Mayflower East, Regent Street, Theatre Royal and Western Approach.


£40 a year

Apply and renew

Apply for a permit

Please allow up to two working days for your online application to be processed. Please note that even though you have applied for a Accessibility Permit, you still cannot park until you have received a permit activation email notification. If you don’t provide an email address then we will contact you by phone.  In the event we are unable to contact you, your confirmation will be sent by post. Once your permit has been activated your permits details are securely stored so our patrol officers can check you have a valid permit on their handheld computers. An Accessibility Permit is a virtual permit so there is nothing extra to display in your vehicle – just your Blue Badge, as normal (and clock showing your time of arrival, where a maximum stay applies).

Changes to your Blue Badge

If at any time you replace or renew your Blue Badge, upon receipt of the new or updated badge, you must notify us immediately of your new Blue Badge serial number. This can be found on the back of your Blue Badge. It is the first six digits.  Failure to do so may result in us issuing you with a parking ticket as your Accessibility Permit wouldn’t be linked to a valid Blue Badge.

Terms and conditions

  • The Accessibility Permit can only be used when the Blue Badge holder is travelling in the vehicle as a driver or passenger.
  • The Accessibility Permit is only valid when the registered valid Blue Badge is displayed and the serial number can be read from outside the vehicle. The blue parking clock must be set to show time of arrival within car parks where a maximum stay applies.
  • The permit holder must notify Parking Services of their blue badge serial number every time they receive a blue badge including when it’s renewed so their Accessibility Permit record can be updated.

  • The permit holder is required to comply with all car park terms and conditions.
  • Accessibility Permits remain the property of the council at all times, are non-transferable, not refundable and not for resale.
  • The Council may ask that you produce documentary evidence to demonstrate eligibility.
  • Plymouth City Council will process all information in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 2018 and the EU General Data Protection Regulation. The authority will use any data collected for the purpose of processing and validating the relevant permit and other associated purposes. We are required by law to protect the public funds we administer. We may share/check this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds, in order to prevent and detect fraud. These bodies include other council departments, other public authorities and other enforcement agencies.