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Disabled parking

Applying for or renewing a Blue Badge

We are authorised to assess people to see if they can get a Blue Badge.

Blue Badge applications explained

All Blue Badge applications must be made online using the link below.

If you are unable to use the online form due to your disability please call 01582 510372 for an alternative application method.

The online form has been designed to enable applications to be summitted with supporting documents. Please ensure to upload relevant documents as this may delay your application process. If you are unable to upload your documents you can still submit your application and send your documents email to [email protected].

This online form is also designed to be compatible with mobile phones and tablets and will allow you to take pictures of your documents in order to upload them at the time of applying.

Blue Badge renewal
Blue Badge cannot be renewed. You must apply for a new one every three years, using either the online or paper application process.
 
What you will need to provide:
  • details of your current Blue Badge (if you have one)
  • a digital or signed photo (colour, passport style)ccepted)
  • your National Insurance number
  • proof of identification
  • proof of residency

Apply for a Blue Badge

Report misuse of a Blue Badge

If you think a Blue Badge we have issued is being misused, report it. Try to give as many details as possible from the badge on display:

  • name
  • serial number
  • expiry date
  • the vehicle it is being used in (make, colour, registration number etc)

We will investigate and take action if we can prove the badge is being misused.

Please contact:

General enquiries - parking shop (Blue Badge)
The Parking Shop
Town Hall
Luton
LU1 2BQ
T: 01582 547272
E: [email protected]

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Residents parking

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Residents who live within a Residents Permit Zone and who keep and use a car, a van (with an Residents who live within a Residents Permit Zone and who keep and use a car, a van (with an unladen weight not exceeding 3 tonnes/3000kg or 5.3 metres in length) or a motorcycle on a full-time basis will normally qualify for a permit.

Please note; not all properties within a Residents Permit Zone will qualify. Some may have been excluded when the scheme was originally designed. New build residential properties are generally excluded from pre-existing schemes.

Your application will therefore be subject to review.

Visitors permits can be issued to each qualifying person within a household in a residents permit scheme in any one year.

Visitors permits are issued in addition to the residents parking permit. They may only be given to those calling at the permit holders address. All permits must be displayed clearly in the windscreen of the vehicle.

The permit will let you park in any parking space for the relevant zone.

The current cost for a residents permit in Luton is £60 for one year, limited to one permit per person. Visitors vouchers can be purchased in books of 10 costing £25 per book, intended for visitors to your address.? 

You can now apply online.

If you are unable to apply online, you can request a postal form by phoning 01582 547272.

The completed form must be returned to:
Parking Services
The Town Hall
Luton
LU1 2BQ

Please also include a cheque made payable to: Luton Borough Council.

It is your duty to ensure:

  • Your permit is valid
  • Your permit has not expired
  • That the registration number is correct
  • Your permit is used in accordance with the conditions of issue

You will be responsible for renewing your permit if:

  • Your permit expires - visitors permits are valid on the day of use only and residents permits valid for one year. Apply online to renew your permit
  • You change your vehicle - send in the old permit with your new vehicle details to the address listed under ‘how to apply’. You can also apply for a change of vehicle. Please send your old permit back in the post as soon as possible after your application or drop this off at:
    Town Hall
    Luton
    LU1 2BQ

A permit may be withdrawn or invalidated if:

  • It is found that a permit is not being used in accordance with these guidelines
  • It is found that a person is no longer eligible to hold a permit
  • The permit is altered or defaced in anyway or passed to unauthorised users

Please note that not all areas are listed here and you should contact the Parking Shop for details.

Apply for a permit

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Dropped kerbs

Our contractor, Volker Highways provide a quotation and construction service for the purpose of dropping kerbs outside properties to make driveways.

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An Volker Highways officer will visit the property to take measurements. If your application is approved, they will post to you a written quotation detailing the total cost and details of payment methods.

Our appointed contractor will carry out the construction of the crossover. No works shall be carried out within the confines of the highway by the applicant or any agent acting for the applicant.

The kerbs will be replaced with three low kerb units and a tapered kerb at each side, unless agreed otherwise with the householder. All new applications will be constructed in tarmac for the full width of the footpath. An extension may be constructed to match the existing crossover, or in tarmac.

Yes, there are restrictions on a classified highway (A or B roads). Planning permission is usually required for which there is a further charge. For further information contact Planning on 01582 546317. Also see our terms and conditions below.

More information regarding refusals can be found using the link below:
What can I do if my planning application is refused

No, contractors can be located in the local newspaper or the yellow pages.

If you live in a council property or have purchased it from the council, you will need our permission before you can park on your front garden.

If you are an existing council tenant, you will need to pay half the construction cost of dropped kerb.  However, you will need to arrange for the hard standing to be constructed which will be entirely at your own cost.

If you have bought your property, you will be charged for the 'permission letter' and need to finance all of the work yourself.

In either case, you should not be parking on the front garden until the work has been completed.

We have also provided parking bays around many of the low rise and high rise flats for the use of housing residents and their visitors. However, please be aware that the council will remove any vehicle from these bays if it is untaxed or appears to be abandoned.

If you require long term parking for your vehicle, we do rent garages. Please contact the Business Support team on 01582 546165  to check for availability and waiting times for your area.

Apply for a dropped kerb

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Car parks in Luton

There are 14 car parks in Luton that the council operate.

You can either purchase and display a ticket or use cashless parking when you want to park in Luton. Download the PayByPhone app and just:

  • enter your location number
  • select parking duration
  • confirm your payment

If you don't have a smartphone just call 01582 851 141

The tariffs are as of 1 April 2020.

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Beech Hill location map

Address and postcode

Beech Hill car park
243 Dunstable Road
Luton
LU4 8BW

Number of spaces

11

Prices- maximum stay 2 hours

  • Up to 30 min - £1
  • Up to 1 hour - £1.50
  • Up to 2 hours - £3.30
  • Free before 8am and after 6pm

Opening times

  • Monday to Sunday - 8am to 6pm
  • No restrictions outside these hours

Payment options

  • Pay by phone: paybyphone
  • T: 01582 851 141
  • Location id: 802294

Additional information

  • Disabled spots
  • Height restrictions: 2.30m
  • Not covered

Birch Link location map

Address and postcode

Birch Link car park
Leagrave Road
Luton
LU4 8JE

Number of spaces

12

Prices - maximum stay 2 hours

  • Up to 30 min - £1
  • Up to 1 hour - £1.50
  • Up to 2 hours - £3.30
  • Free before 8am and after 6pm

Opening times

  • Monday to Sunday - 8am to 6pm
  • No restrictions outside these hours

Payment options

  • Pay by phone: paybyphone
  • T: 01582 851 141
  • Location id: 802295

Additional information

  • Disabled spots
  • No height restrictions
  • Lit
  • Not covered

Bramingham Road location map

Address and postcode

Bramingham Road car park
Bramingham Road
Luton
LU3 2SR

Number of spaces

25

Prices

  • Up to 3 hours - FREE
  • Over 3 hours - £15.00
  • Free before 9am and after 5pm

Opening times

  • Monday to Friday - 9am to 5pm
  • No restrictions outside these hours

Payment options

  • Pay by phone: paybyphone
  • T: 01582 851 141
  • Location id: 803611

Additional information

  • Disabled spots - 0
  • Height restrictions: 1.9m
  • Not covered

Brunswick Street location map

Address and postcode

Brunswick Street car park
Brunswick Street
Luton
LU2 0DG

Number of spaces

40

Prices - maximum stay 4 hours

  • Up to 1 hour - £1.00
  • Up to 2 hours - £1.50
  • Up to 4 hours - £2.00
  • Saturdays up to 2 hours £0.90, all day £2.20
  • Sundays/bank holidays all day £1.20
  • Free before 8am and after 6pm

Opening times

  • Monday to Sunday - 8am to 6pm
  • No restrictions outside these hours

Payment options

  • Pay by phone: paybyphone
  • T: 01582 851 141
  • Location id: 802296

Additional information

  • CCTV
  • Height restrictions: 2m
  • Partially lit
  • Not covered

Bute Street car park location map

Address and postcode

Bute Street Shoppers
Church Street
Luton
LU1 2NQ

Number of spaces

240

Prices - maximum stay 5 hours

  • Up to 1 hour - £0.90
  • Up to 2 hours - £1.30
  • Up to 3 hours - £1.80
  • Up to 4 hours - £2.70
  • Up to 5 hours - £3.80
  • Saturdays all day £2.40
  • Sundays/bank holidays all day £1.20
  • Free before 8am and after 6pm

Opening times

  • Monday to Sunday - 8am to 6pm
  • No restrictions outside these hours

Payment options

  • Pay by phone: paybyphone
  • SMS:
  • Location id: 802298

Additional information

  • Disabled spots
  • Motorcycle spots
  • CCTV
  • Height restrictions: 2m
  • lit
  • Not covered

Chapel Street Viaduct car park 1 location map

Address and postcode

Chapel Viaduct parking
8 Stuart Street
Luton
LU1 5FA

Number of spaces

57

Prices - maximum stay 4 hours

Please note: Monday to Friday this is a private car park

    Saturday
  • Up to 1 hour - £1.50
  • Up to 2 hours - £1.80
  • Up to 3 hours - £3.00
  • Up to 4 hours - £3.60
  • Up to 5 hours - £4.20

  • Sunday/bank holidays
  • All day - £2.00

Opening times

  • Saturday and Sunday - 8am to 6pm

Payment options

  • Pay by phone: paybyphone
  • T: 01582 851 141
  • Location id: 802299

Additional information

  • CCTV
  • lit
  • Partially covered - part of car pat is under the bridge (height restriction is 11'9")

Chapel Street Viaduct car park 2 location map

Address and postcode

Chapel Viaduct parking
8 Stuart Street
Luton
LU1 5FA

Number of spaces

40

Prices

Please note: Monday to Friday this is a private car park

    Saturday
  • Up to 1 hour - £1.50
  • Up to 2 hours - £1.80
  • Up to 3 hours - £3.00
  • Up to 4 hours - £3.60
  • Up to 5 hours - £4.20

  • Sunday/bank holidays
  • All day - £2.00

Opening times

  • Saturday and Sunday - 8am to 6pm

Payment options

  • Pay by phone: paybyphone
  • T: 01582 851 141
  • Location id: 802300

Additional information

  • CCTV
  • lit
  • Height restriction is 11'9"
  • Partially covered - part of car park is under the bridge
  • Open to public only on Saturday and Sundays, and public holidays

Crawley Road location map

Address and postcode

Crawley Road
Luton
LU1 1HT

Number of spaces

165

Prices

  • Up to 1 hour - £1.20
  • Up to 2 hours - £1.90
  • Up to 3 hours - £2.40
  • Up to 4 hours - £3.00
  • Up to 5 hours - £4.00
  • All day - £8.00
  • Saturday - £3.00
  • Sunday/bank holidays - £1.20

Opening times

Monday to Sundays 8am to 6pm - free outside these hours

Payment options

  • Pay by phone: paybyphone
  • T: 01582 851 141
  • Location id: 802301

Additional information

  • Disabled spaces
  • CCTV
  • lit
  • Not covered
  • Height restrictions: 2m

Hitchin Road location map

Address and postcode

Hitchin Road car park
Hitchin road
Luton
LU2 0EL

Number of spaces

60

Prices

  • Up to 2 hours - £1.50
  • Up to 4 hours - £2.00
  • All day - £5.50
  • Saturday - £1.50
  • Sunday/bank holidays - £1.00

Opening times

Monday to Sundays 8am to 6pm - free outside these hours

Payment options

  • Pay by phone: paybyphone
  • SMS:
  • T: 01582 851 141
  • Location id: 802302

Additional information

  • Height restrictions: 1.90m
  • Lit
  • Not covered

Mostyn Road map location

Address and postcode

Mostyn Road car park
Mostyn Road
Luton
LU3 2RF

Number of spaces

33

Prices

  • Up to 1 hour - £.70
  • Up to 2 hours - £1.00
  • Up to 4 hours - £1.80
  • Sunday/bank holidays - £.70

Opening times

Monday to Sundays 8am to 6pm - free outside these hours and no restrictions outside these hours

Payment options

Additional information

  • Disabled spaces
  • Height restrictions: 2.05m
  • Lit
  • Not covered

Round Green location map

Address and postcode

Round Green car park
Ramridge Road
Luton
LU2 0TQ

Number of spaces

19

Prices

  • Up to 1 hour - £.80
  • Up to 2 hours - £1.10
  • Up to 4 hours - £1.30
  • Sunday/bank holidays - £1.00

Opening times

Monday to Sundays 8am to 6pm - free outside these hours and no restrictions outside these hours

Payment options

Additional information

  • Height restrictions: 2m
  • Lit
  • Not covered

South Road location map

Address and postcode

South Road car park
South Road
Luton
LU1 3AL

Number of spaces

51

Prices

  • Up to 1 hour - £1.20
  • Up to 2 hours - £2.50
  • Up to 3 hours - £2.90
  • Up to 4 hours - £3.20
  • Up to 5 hours - £4.30
  • All day - £7.60
  • Saturdays - £2.00
  • Sunday/bank holidays - £1.50

Opening times

Monday to Sundays 8am to 6pm - free outside these hours

Payment options

Additional information

  • Disabled spaces
  • CCTV
  • Height restrictions: 2m
  • Lit
  • Not covered

Sundon Park Road location map

Address and postcode

Sundon Park Road car park
Sundon Park Road
Luton
LU3 3AL

Number of spaces

75

Prices

  • Up to 3 hours - FREE
  • Over 3 hours - £15.00
  • Free before 9am and after 5pm

Opening times

  • Monday to Sundays 9am to 5pm
  • No restrictions outside these hours

Payment options

  • Pay by phone: paybyphone
  • SMS:
  • T: 01582 851 141
  • Location id:803612

Additional information

  • Disabled spaces - 5
  • Height restrictions: 1.8m
  • Not covered

Vicarage Street location map

Address and postcode

Vicarage Street car park
Vicarage Street
Luton
LU1 3HZ

Number of spaces

218

Prices

  • Up to 1 hour - £1.20
  • Up to 2 hours - £1.90
  • Up to 3 hours - £2.40
  • Up to 4 hours - £3.00
  • Up to 5 hours - £4.00
  • All day - £8.00
  • Saturdays - £3.00
  • Sunday/bank holidays - £1.20

Opening times

Monday to Sundays 8am to 6pm - free outside these hours

Payment options

  • Pay by phone: paybyphone
  • SMS:
  • T: 01582 851 141
  • Location id:802306

Additional information

  • Disabled spaces
  • Electric car charging
  • CCTV
  • Height restrictions: 2.05m
  • Lit
  • Partially covered

Wenlock Street location map

Address and postcode

Wenlock Street car park
Wenlock Street
Luton
LU2 0NN

Number of spaces

53

Prices

  • Up to 1 hour - £1.00
  • Up to 2 hours - £1.50
  • Up to 4 hours - £2.00
  • Saturdays - up to 2 hours £0.90, all day - £2.20
  • Sunday/bank holidays - £1.20

Opening times

Monday to Sundays 8am to 6pm - free outside these hours and no restrictions outside these hours

Payment options

  • Pay by phone: paybyphone
  • SMS:
  • T: 01582 851 141
  • Location id: 802307

Additional information

  • CCTV
  • Height restrictions: 2.05m
  • Lit
  • Not covered

Car parks season tickets

We can provide you with car park season tickets for a range of time periods.

Apply for your season ticket by clicking on the button below. You can only get season tickets for car parks shown in the car park charges document below.

Full details of prices and the types of season tickets for all our car parks can be downloaded from the bottom of the page.

Apply for a parking permit

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Report a vehicle parked where it should not be

Parking Enforcement can only deal with vehicles where there are parking restrictions that are being contravened such as:

  • yellow lines
  • permit bays
  • dropped kerbs etc

If there are no restrictions present, then they have no powers to issue penalty charge notices or move vehicles on. This includes vehicles parking on the footway as, outside of London, this is not a contravention of civil parking restrictions and unless there are other parking restrictions for that area that specifically restrict parking on the footway, then Parking Enforcement are unable to deal with such vehicles.

Report a vehicle parked where it should not be

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