Residents who live in a Cambridge Resident Parking Scheme and hold a valid Blue Badge can apply for a free Blue Badge holder visitor parking permit. This enables a visitor to park their vehicle in a designated residents only parking area during the scheme's operational hours.
Each Resident Parking Scheme has different operational hours.
- You need to renew this permit annually
- This type of permit is not vehicle specific
- You can only use this permit in the scheme area you apply for
- We limit these permits to one per Blue Badge holder applicant
- There is no limit on how often you can use this permit in one year
- This permit doesn't reserve or guarantee the availability of a parking space
- We check the validity of applications with our Blue Badge team
Cost of permit
A Blue Badge holder visitor permit is free to apply for.
Apply for a Cambridge Blue Badge holder visitor permit
Please note you need to include your Blue Badge number on this form.
By completing our online form, you agree to our general terms and conditions.
After we have approved your application, we print permits on secure stationery and post them to you. Please allow five working days from the date of application to receive your permit.
Renewing your permit
When your permit is due to expire, we will send you a renewal notice letter with instructions on how to renew.
On receipt of your letter, or up to 28 days before your permit expires, you can renew and pay for your permit using our online service.
Resident parking areas
- Within all schemes, parking bays are marked and signs located next to those bays
- Only vehicles displaying a valid permit can park in these areas during that scheme's operational hours
- A permit doesn't reserve or guarantee the availability of a parking space
- The permits are specific to the scheme area you apply for
Your scheme area may include:
- Resident parking bays - if you are a resident, you may park for as long as you want when displaying a valid permit.
- Shared / joint use bays - these provide short-stay, non-permit parking for people using local facilities. The waiting limit doesn't apply to permit holders.
- Pay and display bays - these provide short-stay, non-permit parking for people using local facilities. You need to purchase and display a valid ticket or use the cashless parking option. Follow on-site instructions.
You must display permits on the inside of the vehicle windscreen during a scheme's operational hours so that Civil Enforcement Officers can easily see the details. Failure to do so may result in the issue of a Penalty Charge Notice.
If your address is not currently active on our system, please email the Parking Permits Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can obtain a paper application form by contacting the Parking Permits Team at email@example.com.
If your parking permit is lost or stolen, you need to inform the Parking Permits Team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send a replacement.
Permits are not required on a bank holiday.
Policy, terms and conditions
- View maps of Resident Parking Scheme areas on our My Cambridgeshire Maps website
- Cambridge Resident Parking Schemes - general terms and conditions
- Resident Parking Scheme Policy
You can contact us by:
- Online enquiries form (please select the 'Parking' category)
- Email us at email@example.com
- Phone 01223 727 900 - open Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm
- Write to us at the following address:
Cambridge Parking Permits
Cambridgeshire County Council
PO Box 121