Disabled Persons Discretionary Parking Permit
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Disabled Persons Discretionary Parking Permit

Photo of a Disabled Persons Discretionary Parking Permit, also called  Orange Badge


The disabled persons discretionary parking permit, which used to be called the Orange Badge, is what came before the current permit, known as the Blue Badge. It is used to show that someone is entitled to park in a designated parking space or other on-street parking.


A disabled persons discretionary parking permit inside a plastic wallet. The permit is on orange coloured card. All writing is in black block capitals. Description from top to bottom.

Top left is a small silver hologram image of a wheelchair user.

Top right has ‘GB’ inside a white oval.

Underneath the hologram are the words

‘is personally entitled to parking concessions under the terms of the orange badge scheme’.

‘until 3rd April 1999. Issued by Wigan MBC, serial number G.7487.’

‘Misuse of this badge may constitute a criminal offence’