If you have a permanent, substantial disability which means you cannot walk or find walking considerably difficult, or are registered blind with the Jersey Blind Society Incorporated, then you are eligible for the blue badge disabled parking scheme.
About the blue badge scheme
The badge is issued to you and may be used in any vehicle in which you are driving or being driven.
It is a criminal offence for someone to use or display the badge when you are not travelling in their vehicle. It is your responsibility to ensure the badge is used properly.
How to apply for a blue badge
You need to fill out an application form, which is available from the Town Hall. Completed forms should be sent back to them.
How to display a blue badge
You must display the badge on top of the dashboard of the vehicle with the front of the badge (the side showing the wheelchair symbol) facing forward. The relevant details should be clearly visible from the outside of the windscreen.
Failure to display the badge correctly will result in a parking penalty being issued.
When requested by a parking official, you must show your photograph on the back of the badge to confirm your identity.
How long you can park
The length of time that you can park for depends on the area where you park.
Some areas require that you use paycards to display your time parked. In other areas you will need to use a parking disc clock. You can use the standard yellow parking disc clock (available from Car Parks Administration, Sand Street or the Town Hall at a cost of £2.00), or a European disabled blue parking disc clock (this disc is recognised throughout Europe) provided free of charge with your permit.
Parking locations where you can use a blue badge
On-street parking, St Helier:
- any specifically set aside disabled parking area may be used to park up to a maximum of four hours using a badge with a parking disc clock. Exceptions are Lewis St and Halkett Place (where some places are limited to one hour only), and Vine St (weekend parking only), where some spaces are limited to one hour only
- parking for up to a maximum of two hours using a normal parking paycard with a badge, on any on-street parking area in the 20 minute (yellow) or one hour (red) zones (one unit per stay)
Off-street parking, St Helier:
- short stay:
- using a badge with a parking disc clock, free parking for three hours in any parking space in Minden Place and Snow Hill car parks. For information about Sand Street car park go to Disabled parking and eco permits at Sand Street car park. A limited number of dedicated wheelchair access spaces are available
- free 12 hours parking in every 24 hours is available at short stay car parks by special permit using a badge with a parking disc clock. The granting of permits is discretionary and will be made on a case-by-case basis. Permits must be used in accordance with their rules for use and may be withdrawn by the parking authority at anytime. Individual enquiries for permits should be made to the Parking Control Office
- long stay
- free parking for 12 hours in every 24 hours in any of the public off-street parking spaces using a badge with a parking disc clock. A limited number of dedicated wheelchair access spaces are available
- to park for longer than 12 hours a season ticket or paycards must be displayed for the whole duration of your stay
When a blue badge expires
A blue badge will last up to a maximum of three years from date of issue.
Using a blue badge in other countries
If you're a blue badge holder you can use it in the UK or the rest of the EU.
Leaflets on using your blue badge in the EU are available from the Town Hall and the Parking Control Office at Sand Street Car Park, or by contacting the Department for Transport.
Blue Badge scheme on Department for Transport website
Use of badges from other countries in Jersey
All European style blue badges are accepted in Jersey.
Badges issued outside of the EU can be used at the discretion of the parking authority. You should ask at Parking Control in Sand Street car park.
UK badge holders should note that vehicles may not park on a yellow line at any time.