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Disabled parking

Find out about disabled parking in Torbay including how to get a Blue Badge or request a disabled parking bay.

Please be aware that Harbour car park, Torquay, is currently closed.

A recent inspection has identified defects in a small number of supporting beams in the car park structure. This means the multi storey section of the car park isn’t safe for pedestrians or cars until essential repairs can be carried out. This has required us to close both upper and lower parking levels. Parking for Premier Inn customers is unaffected by the closure.

Please be assured that the decision to close the car park was not taken lightly. We are aware that the closure will cause disruption for local businesses, residents and visitors alike. We are working hard to reopen the car park as soon as possible.

The closure includes both Montpellier Road and Museum Road entrances.

During the closure, you are advised to park in alternative local car parks at Meadfoot Road and Beacon Quay. Fleet Walk pay on exit car park and the Torquay Marina car park are also available.

Permits for Harbour car park can be used at Meadfoot Road and Beacon Quay car parks.

We appreciate your patience whilst the essential repairs are carried out. Further updates will be provided as new information becomes available.

Disabled badge holders with their badge correctly displayed can park free of charge for an unlimited period in any on-street Pay and Display bay.

They can also park for an unlimited period in any bay which has a maximum stay period of for instance one hour or two hours, where the sign also gives a ‘no return’ period.

There are also some designated disabled parking bays where there is a sign stating a maximum stay period – in these bays, the time clock must also be displayed with the arrival time set, and the vehicle must not remain longer than the stated period.

Disabled badge holders can park on double or single yellow lines for up to three hours, but not where there are yellow stripes across the kerb to denote a loading ban.

. The time clock must be displayed with the arrival time set.

Disabled badge holders must not park in a loading bay, bus stop, taxi rank or where there are either yellow or white zigzag or hatched markings.

There is no free parking for disabled badge holders in Torbay Council car parks, and payment must be made for the entire time the vehicle is parked.

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