Blue Badge Scheme
The Blue Badge (Disabled Parking) Scheme provides a national arrangement of parking concessions for those people who have a permanent or substantial disability which means they are unable to walk; or have very considerable difficulty on walking. This will help Blue Badge holder’s to park close to their destination. However, the badge is intended for on-street parking only. Off-street car parks, such as those provided in local authority, hospital or supermarket car parks are governed by separate rules.
Apply for a Blue Badge
Apply online for a Blue Badge:
When your application has been successful and you have received notification that your badge has been approved, pay online using your new badge reference number:
Please note that you must have successfully applied for your badge and have a new badge reference number.
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.
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).
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.
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 a replacement (Lost/Stolen) European Blue Badge (Word document)
Blue Badge enforcement policy (Word document)