Blue Badge Scheme
The Blue Badge Scheme provides on-street parking concessions, helping you park closer to your destination. The badge is for people who have a permanent or serious disability that means they are unable to walk, or have major difficulty walking.
Off-street car parks, such as those provided in local authority, hospital or supermarket car parks have separate rules.
You are responsible for renewing your own blue badge, no reminder will be issued. Please allow a minimum of 8 weeks for the application process. More information on the Blue Badge scheme is available on the Gov.uk website.
Apply for or renew a Blue Badge
To apply for a new badge or to renew your existing badge go to the Gov.uk website.
Pay for your Blue Badge
When your application has been successful and you have received notification that your badge has been approved you need to pay online using your new badge reference number.
Apply for an Organisation Blue Badge
Your organisation can apply for a blue badge if it’s involved in the care of physically disabled people, and it uses a company vehicle to carry clients who themselves would qualify for a Blue Badge.
Report lost or stolen Blue Badge
In both instances a £10 fee will apply. This can be reported on the Gov.uk website, however we will contact you with regards to the supporting evidence we will require prior to providing details of how payment can be made online.
A crime reference number or lost property reference number will be required from the police to complete the form.
If you are unable to complete the forms online, these can be downloaded, printed and returned by post.
Blue Badge misuse
The badge is for your use and benefit only. It must only be displayed if you are travelling in the vehicle as a driver or passenger, or if someone is collecting you or dropping you off and needs to park at the place where you are being collected or dropped off.
Do not allow other people to use the badge to do something on your behalf, such as shopping or collecting something for you.
- You must never give the badge to friends or family to allow them to park for free, even if they are visiting you
- You should not use the badge to allow non-disabled people to take advantage of the benefits while you sit in the car
- It is a criminal offence to misuse a badge. This includes people other than the badge holder taking advantage of the parking concession provided under the scheme
It is an offence to misuse a Blue Badge and the maximum fine if someone is convicted is £1,000 plus any additional penalty for the related parking offence.
If you think someone is misusing a Blue Badge you can report it in writing using the contact details below.
This authority is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers, and to this end may use the information you have provided on your application form for the prevention and detection of fraud. It may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes. For further information see our Blue Badge Privacy Notice (PDF).
Apply for a Blue Badge – Gov.uk
Pay for your Blue Badge – please note that you must have successfully applied for your badge and have a new badge reference number
Can I get a Blue Badge? (PDF) – A guide from the Department for Transport for people living in England
Application for replacement Blue Badge (lost or stolen) (Word document)
Blue Badge enforcement policy (Word document)