Highways - Disabled Parking Bays

Frequently Asked Questions for this Service

Question: What do I do if someone parks in my disabled bay?

Answer: When disabled bay are issued in residential streets, the applicant is informed that the bay is advisory only and is not for their sole use.

Any vehicle which is displaying a blue badge is permitted to park in the bay. If the vehicle is not displaying a blue badge then you should contact the Police on 0845 045 4545, however please remember that these bays are advisory only and it is down to Hampshire Constabulary's discretion as to wether they attend the site.


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Question: If I am eligable for a Disabled Bay, will my application automatically be approved?

Answer: No, the approval of a disabled bay is dependant on a site inspection made by a Highways Engineer. The property owner will then be notified of the outcome of the inspection.

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Question: What are the sizes of disabled bays?

Answer: All Disabled bays must be painted at a minimum of 6.6 metres in length and between 1.8 metres and 3.6 metres in width.

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Question: How do I apply to have a disabled bay repainted?

Answer: To request a disabled bay to be repainted please contact Island Roads on Tel: 01983 822440 or complete their Disabled Bay - Application Form by clicking on the link below - Related Link

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Question: If I apply for a Disabled Bay will this be exclusively for my own use?

Answer: No - anyone displaying a blue badge is entitled to park in the disabled bay.

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