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Parking for disabled visitors

Disabled parking logoThere is a thriving Shopmobility Centre link will open in new window within the Dolphin Shopping Centre Car Park.  There is also an undercover car park specifically for Blue Badge holders in Serpentine Lane.

If you have a disability tax exempt vehicle you can still park free of charge in Poole’s public car parks. However, due to the abolition of tax discs, any person with a disabled tax exemption vehicle has to pre-register their vehicle with the Borough of Poole .  Registration will take effect 24 hours from receipt of the appropriate evidence as below, or 24 hours from the first working day if emailed over the weekend.

Evidence of your vehicles disabled tax exemption can be sent via email to or by post to Parking Administration Section, PO Box 5038, Poole, BH15 2WG. Evidence could either be a copy of your current tax disc, a copy of the letter from Motability Operations Ltd or a copy of DVLA documents showing the Tax class as Disabled.  For further advice on the scheme please contact the Parking Administration Section on 01202 634240.  We would advise all visitors to check before arrival.

Blue Badge Holders will be subject to the normal parking charges within all surface Off Street Car Parks. 

Free parking is available for Blue Badge Holders in all on street “Pay and Display” areas but subject to any time restrictions stipulated on the machine’s information plate or other signs within the parking area and your badge and clock must be displayed.

Tax exempt drivers due to disability are allowed to park free in all surface and on-street Pay & Display car parks but must obey time restrictions stipulated on the machine's information plate or other signs within the car park; 

Designated spaces have been marked for Blue Badge Holders in all car parks.  Your badge and clock must be displayed if using a designated disabled bay.

Badge and clock must be displayed.

Visit Borough of Poole link will open in new window  for more information on parking in Poole including the Blue Badge Scheme.

Please Note: Closure of Poole Quay Parking spaces 3 Jan-13 April 2017

The Disabled Bay spaces on Poole Quay opposite the Thistle Hotel will be closed 3rd of January to 13th April 2017.

Poole Harbour Commissioners link will open in new window is completing the second phase of the sea defence work to strengthen the harbour wall which means that a closure of the parking spaces is required.  Details of roadworks are published details via an on line map  

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