Contravention Code 40

Parked in a designated disabled person’s parking space without clearly displaying a valid disability badge. Contravention Code 40

Only blue badge holders may park in a disabled parking space

Also sometimes listed as: Parked in a designated disabled person’s parking place without displaying a valid disabled person’s badge in the prescribed manner



How to have your penalty charge notice (PCN) for this parking contravention cancelled.

We may be able to assist you in having your penalty charge notice for this contravention cancelled.

Follow our 3 stage process:

1 Check: Specific grounds for appeal for this contravention (below on this page)
This may also include diagrams and pictures showing signage requirements etc.

2 Check: General grounds for appeal
Applies to most contraventions.

3 Check: Summarised parking adjudicators decisions
Includes details of example cases won.


Specific grounds of appeal for this contravention


1. Disabled bays must have a sign adjoining the bay stating that the bay is for “disabled badge holders only”. Some bays operate “at any time” and others operate at specific times which must be clearly stated on the roadside signage. However the words “At any time” are not an approved phrase for the sign listed below. So unless special permission has been obtained from the department of transport then any bays with the sign below with the words “at any time” added may be unenforceable. For details of the signs and specific bay marking required please see details and diagrams below.

Below we show diagrams of the signs and bay markings which must be in situ by law and much more information that will help you decide whether to appeal against your penalty charge notice. It may be that you were confused where you parked.

Knowingly parking in a disabled bay is not something that we would condone.


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