Please find below information regarding parking of vehicles in the Island
Disabled Persons' "Blue Badge", Parking and Transport
- Driver & Vehicle Licensing operate a Disabled Badge Scheme for people who have severe mobility impairment, are registered blind or claim severe disability allowance. The Badge permits the driver of a vehicle carrying a disabled person to park for up to two hours in half-hour and one-hour disc parking spaces, and to use special spaces allocated for disabled parking for unlimited periods. Badge holders must obey all other parking regulations, and may not park on yellow lines. Badges will be issued for a maximum period of 3 years.
- If you wish to apply for a Disabled Badge "Blue Badge" contact Driver & Vehicle Licensing, Bulwer Avenue Office on 243400 for an application form or follow the link here. Blue Badge Application [495kb] Blue Badge Information Sheet [247kb]If you are a driver and applying for the first time you will also need to submit a full medical report completed by your Doctor.
- Further information regarding transport for disabled people, location of disabled people's parking spaces and taxis adapted for wheel car users, is available here. Information on buses, taxis and parking for disabled people [522kb] Adapted taxis for wheel chair users [454kb]
- In a reciprocal agreement, if you are a holder of a Guernsey Blue Badge you can use it in participating countries, and as a visitor to the Island, you are entitled to local parking concessions when you bring your disabled badge. Follow the links for further information:- www.disabledmotorists.eu/en/world_map/europe & www.internationaltransportforum.org/IntOrg/ecmt/accessibility/parking.html
- Disc Parking zones are identified by blue signs bearing the words 'Disc Zone' which define the limit of the parking place and permitted parking times.
- You must use a parking clock to indicate your time of arrival, day or night, when parking in a disc zone.
- The time limit for that particular place starts from the time you parked your vehicle.
- It is an offence to set your parking clock at an incorrect time of arrival, to fail to set your clock, to re-set your clock without moving your vehicle, or to overstay the time limit of that zone.
- You must not park for longer than the specified period for that parking place unless that period ends after 6pm, in which case you may park until 8am the following morning - i.e. park in a 2 hour park at 7am, set your clock for 07.00, and move by 9am as the 2 hour period ends after 8am. Park in the same place at 5pm, set you clock for 17.00 and you can stay until 8am because the period ends after 6pm.
- Having left a disc-parking zone you must not park within the same zone for 30 minutes.
- Disc parking zones are in half-hour, hour, two-hour, three hour, five-hour, or ten-hour time limits. There are also 'approved parking zones' which are for 23-hour periods and do not require a parking clock to be displayed.
- Parking clocks are available for purchase from Driver & Vehicle Licensing Bulwer Avenue office, the Information Centre, the Police Station, most garages, and a number of other retail outlets. A full explanation of the disc parking regulations can be found on the parking clock itself.
- Residents of streets with a disc-parking zone may benefit from a #Residents Permit.
Sundays and Bank Holidays
- Parking time is not limited on Sundays or Bank Holidays. Therefore, if your time limit period ends after 6pm on Saturday you can remain parked until 8am on the following Monday morning, or in the case of a Bank Holiday you do not have to move your vehicle until 8am on the Tuesday morning.
Unlimited Saturday Parking
- In the following disc parking areas the parking time is not limited on Saturdays as well as Sundays and Bank Holidays:
- The Odeon Car Park
- Salerie Car Park
- Mignot Plateau
- Therefore, in the above areas, if your time limit period ends after 6pm on the Friday you can remain parked until 8am on the following Monday morning, or until 8am on the Tuesday morning if the Monday is a Bank Holiday.
Parking for Motorcycles
- Motorcycles cannot be parked in a disc parking zone. They can however park in approved parking areas (23-hour parking) or any designated motorcycle park for a period not exceeding 23 hours. See maps for locations of designated motorcycle parking bays.
- Motorcycle parking in town [259kb]
- Motorcycle parking outside town [201kb]
Parking at Night
- Vehicles parked at night must show lights unless they are parked in a disc zone or approved parking place. Single parking lights are not allowed. Vehicles must not be parked facing oncoming traffic.
Suspension of Parking
- Permission can be given by Traffic & Highway Services for disc-parking or an unloading bay to be suspended, in which case warning signs are put out and parking/unloading is not allowed between the signs for the duration of time specified on the signs.
- Parking is only suspended if absolutely necessary, for reasons such as to allow work to be carried out on that road, to allow removal lorries to park, or to allow loading or unloading.
- Requests to suspend parking must be made to Traffic & Highway Services two clear working days in advance of the suspension. If the suspension period is greater than a week further procedures are required and contact should be made with to Traffic and Highway Services on Tel: 243400.
- Application Form [307kb]
- This information explains both permits available to you if you live in an area where disc zones operate to ensure you can take full advantage of the schemes.
- Resident Parking Permits
- As a resident in an area where a disc zone operates this permit allows you to park your vehicle overnight until 9.30am the following morning, in the roads listed on the permit, and also to re-park in the same zone within thirty minutes. The permit should be displayed on the vehicle dashboard along with the normal parking clock, which should be set at the time of arrival.
- Application Form [399kb]
- Extended Residents Permit
- As a resident in a street where the zones are set at a maximum of 2 hours the permit allows you to overstay the disc parking period in your street and/or adjoining streets, as named on the permit, for an additional 10 hours, after which your vehicle must be moved. However, if the additional 10 hour period ends between 6pm and 8am, then the vehicle can remain parked until 9.30am on the following morning.
- Vehicles can be re-parked in the same area within the normal 30 minute exclusion period.
- Streets to which the Extended Residents Parking Scheme applies [193kb]
- Application Form [491kb]
- Extended residents parking scheme guide to parking times [182kb]
- Application forms can also be collected from Traffic & Highway Services office Bulwer Avenue. You will need to know your vehicle registration number and, in relation to the residents parking permit, the names of the streets in which you usually park.
Small Car Parking
- The Committee for the Environment & Infrastructure wish to encourage the use of smaller vehicles in the Island as they can bring environmental benefits and are better suited to our narrow roads. As part of its Road Transport Strategy it has introduced small car parking schemes at North Beach, Albert Pier, Crown Pier, Cornet Street and Candie Road that provide dedicated preferentially located parking spaces for small cars near St Peter Port town centre.
- The download document provides details of the scheme and examples of the types of vehicle that are entitled to use the bays. Drivers are reminded that it is a requirement of the scheme for drivers to park their vehicle entirely within the markings of the bay. Small car parking information [327kb]