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:
Please note - this form can be used for a new, renewal or lost/stolen disabled persons parking badge.
If you are applying for a mandatory badge, please supply 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 one item from the following list, dated within the last 12 months:
In addition, you will need to bring one item from the following list, dated within the last 12 months:
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.
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 5pm