'Off-street' disabled parking bays such as supermarkets

Most disabled persons’ parking bays in off-street car parks (such as supermarket car parks) are not covered by Blue Badge scheme regulations. Car parks and parking bays like these are likely to be privately owned and managed by the individual business. The agreement, and any cost to use them, will be between the owner and the motorists/customers.

If you are a disabled motorist (or passenger) and you complain to, for example, a supermarket that a non-disabled motorist has parked in a disabled bay, an employee of the store could ask the driver to move their car from the disabled bay, but they will not be able to insist on it under the law.

For more information, visit the website of pressure group Baywatch.

Last Updated: 25 Jun 2009