North East Lincolnshire Council

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 10 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

We’re aware of ‘copy cat’ websites offering to provide Blue Badges at an additional cost. You can only apply or renew your Blue Badge from the Local Authority or GOV.UK.

If you think you’ve been scammed please report it to Citizens Advice.

Pay for your Blue Badge

If your application is successful you must pay £10 before your badge can be ordered and the quickest way to make a payment is online.

Do not make a payment until you have confirmation of your Blue Badge application.

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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.

If you have been issued a DS1500 form you must provide a copy of this. If you do not have a copy of this please provide as much information as possible on your application form (if registered with Macmillan, please ask them to confirm your diagnosis with us).

The cost to replace a lost or stolen Blue Badge is £10, once you have submitted the online form we will contact you for payment.

Blue Badge misuse

The badge is for your use and benefit only, it must only be displayed if you’re 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.

  • Never give your 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.

Privacy Notice

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).

Can I get a Blue Badge? (PDF) – A guide from the Department for Transport for people living in England

Blue Badge enforcement policy (Word document)

Blue Badge Privacy Notice (PDF)

Blue Badge Administration, Municipal Offices, Town Hall Square, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN31 1HU

Email: blue.badge@nelincs.gov.uk

Telephone: 01472 313131

Opening times: Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 4.30 pm, except bank holidays