Blue badge permits provide parking concessions if you have severe mobility problems and have difficulty using public transport. Blue badge holders can either be the driver or the passenger of a vehicle they are travelling in.
You qualify for a mandatory blue badge without any assessment if you are over two years old and you:
You will need to complete a self assessment (which is part of the blue badge application form) to prove you are eligible for a discretionary blue badge if you are:
You can apply for a blue badge by completing the following form:
This form is for a new, renewal or lost/stolen application for a disabled persons parking badge.
If you are applying for a mandatory badge, please supply a copy of any of the following with the application form, which must be dated within the last 12 months.
When submitting an application form for Mandatory and Discretionary, please supply a copy of one item from the following list, dated within the last 12 months:
In addition, you will need to bring a copy of one item from the following list, as proof of identity:
In addition to the above being provided for the parent/guardian, we will also need the child's DLA award letter showing their entitlement, if you are applying for a discretionary badge. If the blue badge is being issued, the child's full birth or adoption certificate must be provided.
The Department for Transport has developed a useful guide for blue badge holders. It explains your responsibilities as a badge holder as well as how to display the badge and when you need to use a parking clock. Visit the Department for Transport website to find out more.
Please be advised that from 7 October 2013, there will be a charge for all approved blue badge applications (this includes lost, stolen or damaged blue badges). This £10 charge is payable upon collection of your new blue badge.
If you would like more details or have received a letter to say your badge is ready for collection, please visit our customer service centre between the following hours:
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday: 2pm to 4.30pm