Permits & Blue Badge

Purchase a second resident parking pass today!

Parking permits are mailed to every household in the Derbyshire Dales with 2019/20 Council Tax bills in the middle of March 2019, and the document management company contracted to do the mail-out on our behalf has confirmed that every Council Tax bill envelope had a parking permit enclosed in it. 

Cost of a resident parking permit

Permits Cost
First parking permit in household* Free
Second parking permit in household £60
Replacement permits £60

* We issue the free parking permit to every household during March each year.

Applying for a second/replacement resident's parking permit


A sample residents parking permit

If your application is successful, it can take up to 10 working days for the permit to get to you in the post.

Information you will need to hand

  • Full postal address
  • Email address and telephone number
  • Council Tax number (found on your Council Tax Bill)
  • Payment card details

What is the resident parking permit?

The annual Residents' Free Parking Concession is automatically issued to all households within the Derbyshire Dales district. In order to benefit from the concession and be exempt from the pay and display charges before 11am and after 4pm daily, the badge must be displayed clearly on the windscreen of your vehicle. Only one free badge is available to each household.

The badge is issued for use under the following conditions:-

  • It is only valid on the District Council's Pay and Display car parks.
  • It is valid for use before 11.00AM and after 4.00PM, at all other times you must pay and display.
  • Displaying the badge will enable you to park without paying, but all other rules apply.
  • You may purchase a 1 hour parking ticket before 11am and display it alongside your badge to extend your stay to 12 noon. (Maximum extension 1 hour, valid on day of purchase only).

Please look after the badge as free replacements will not be issued.

You can purchase a Rover Pass by one of the following methods:

  • Online (Option found under 'Other Payments') - Please allow sufficient time for the pass to be posted out.
  • The Rover pass is also available from the Town Hall in Matlock during office hours and from our Leisure Centres.
Ticket Type Cost
Weekly Rover Pass (7 day) £23.80
3-day Rover pass £10.20

What is the Rover pass?

Seven-day and three-day Rover parking passes entitles you to unlimited use in our car parks across the Derbyshire Dales (please note the maximum permitted period will apply in our short-stay car parks).

Car parking is free in District Council car parks for Blue Badge holders

Apply: To apply for/renew a Blue Badge, please visit the Derbyshire County Council website. 

Car parks upgraded for Blue Badge holders

From 1 April 2017 Blue Badge holders pay the same as other motorists to use Derbyshire Dales District Council's upgraded pay and display car parks - but are given an extra hour to get to and from their vehicles.

Charging motorists who hold a disabled badge was part of a wide-ranging car parks review undertaken by the District Council in 2013, involving a full consultation with local residents.

A District Council spokesperson said: "The Blue Badge Scheme provides for motorists who have disabilities that impair mobility - it is not intended to provide financial assistance in respect of parking and is not means tested.

“The District Council does however recognise that disabled people require special provision in our car parks, which is why last year, guided by the Derbyshire Coalition for Inclusive Living, we invested significantly to make adjustments in our car parks for the benefit of disabled users, increasing the number of designated spaces and installed new accessible pay points.

"We also believe it is fair that disabled people get an extra hour over and above the time period they pay for, to give them extra time to get to and from their vehicle."

The existing right of Blue Badge holders to park on restricted stretches of the public highway is not affected by the new charging scheme proposal. Blue Badge holders will continue to exercise that right in areas that do not cause obstruction.

There are a number of designated spaces in most of the car parks which are wider for wheelchair access. If the car park you are using has no disabled bays, or if they are full, the blue badge can be used in any pay and display bay.

Your badge must be clearly displayed on the dashboard. Vehicles parked in disabled bays, without clearly displaying valid blue badges may be issued a Penalty Charge Notice.

Further information on the Blue Badge scheme.

Discount season tickets are available for long stay car parks. If you require all day parking on a regular basis, a season ticket could save you money, costing less per week than two day's parking charge. You can also spread the cost over the year by choosing to pay by monthly Direct Debit. For further information please contact us.

Ticket Type Cost
Annual Discount Season Ticket £470
Six month Discount Season Ticket £235

Buy a season ticket

  • Online (Option found under 'Other Payments')
Business Rates (NNDR) data sets

Derbyshire County Council are responsible for administering the resident parking scheme in Bakewell. Please visit their resident parking scheme web page for further information.