Delivering a shared Council roads and transportation service across East and South Ayrshire

Disabled parking

The Blue Badge scheme supports people who cannot easily get around by helping them park closer to their destination. Blue Badges are also known as disabled parking permits.

Blue Badges are issued to either a disabled driver or a disabled passenger. They can only be used when the vehicle is being used to transport the disabled person. 

It is not permitted to use the Badge for any other purpose, e.g. shopping for the disabled person when they, themselves, are not being transported in the vehicle.

Badges must be displayed on top of the dashboard or facia panel of a vehicle.

If a parking attendant observes that a Blue Badge is being used by someone other than the actual Badge holder, a fine will be issued for the appropriate offence, for example, parking without a valid ticket or parking on double yellow lines.

Apply for, or renew your Blue Badge online

Where to park

If you possess a Blue Badge you have the right to park within any East or South Ayrshire Pay and Display car park free of charge.

Vehicles displaying a valid Blue Badge whilst parked within an on-street Pay & Display bay or limited waiting area are exempt from any charges or time restrictions which  may apply unless associated signage indicates otherwise.

Vehicles displaying a valid Blue Badge may also be parked on single or double yellow lines without time restriction provided there are no loading restrictions and they do not cause an obstruction to other road users or pedestrians.


Where a Blue Badge cannot be used

Vehicles displaying a valid Blue Badge cannot park in any of the following areas

Where not to park

Locations covered by a loading restriction during the period of the restriction

Where there are double white lines in the centre of the road even if one of the lines is broken

In a bus lane during its hours of operation 

In a bus stop with clearway markings during times of operations

In a cycle lane covered by a relevant order 

On Zebra, Pelican or Toucan crossings or their associated zig-zag markings 

In areas reserved for specific users e.g. loading bays or taxi ranks 

In a suspended parking bay

Where temporary restrictions apply along the length of a road 

On school keep clear markings covered by a relevant traffic order 

Locations regarded as likely to cause an obstruction such as:-

At school entrances, bus stops, on a bend or near the brow of a hill or hump bridges

Where it would make it difficult for others to see clearly e.g. close to a junction

Where it would make the road narrow e.g. by a traffic island or where roadworks are in progress 

Where it would hold up traffic e.g. narrow stretches of road or blocking vehicle entrances

Where emergency vehicles stop or go in and out e.g. fire station entrance 

Where the kerb has been lowered to form a pedestrian crossing point or driveway

On a footway unless signs permit 


Disabled parking bay application

If you are a Blue Badge holder you may qualify for disabled bay road markings outside your home if you meet certain criteria:

 Resident has a current blue Disabled Badge
 Has a car registered at the address
 Has no off street parking or provision to construct such
 The marking will not disrupt the steady flow of traffic


You can download a paper copy of the Disabled Person's Parking Place Application and Disabled Person's Parking Place Qualifying Criteria or apply below.

For further information and assistance regarding the application procedure please contact us.

  • Disabled Persons Parking Place
    Application Form
  • I have read the qualifying criteria, terms and conditions before completing this application
  • I am a blue badge holder
  • Name
  • Address
  • Declaration
    I understand the decision to provide, or not to provide, a disabled parking place rests with the Head of Roads & Transportation and even if I qualify it may not be possible to identify a disabled parking place because of traffic disruption or road safety concerns. I understand that anyone displaying a valid blue badge may park in any disabled space including the one I am applying for; it will not be for my sole use.
  • Name






Contact Information

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Phone 01563 503 160

Ayrshire Roads Alliance

The Opera House

8 John Finnie Street