If you are disabled you can apply for a Blue Badge, which allows you to park closer to your destination without purchasing a ticket. This includes designated spaces within car parks and can include street parking on yellow lines. You should refer to your Blue Badge book for more information.
Blue Badges should always be displayed, with the clock adjusted to display the time when parking. You can use your Blue Badge in any vehicle whether you are the driver or a passenger.
Organisations can also apply for Blue Badges if they care for and transport disabled people who qualify for a badge. If approved, this will cost £10.
Before applying, you should check if you are eligible. If your application is successful, we will require a photograph of you for your Blue Badge. We will contact you shortly after your application with details on how to upload this.
You can return to your saved application form to complete and amend details or track the progress of your submitted application form.
If your Blue Badge has been stolen, lost or damaged, visit GOV.UK. You should also do this if you change your name or address.
You will need to report a stolen Blue Badge to the police to get a crime reference number. Your Blue Badge will be replaced for free if you have a crime reference number, otherwise you will be charged a £10 fee. You will also be charged £10 to change details on a Blue Badge, or to replace a lost or damaged Blue Badge.
Expired Blue Badges should be disposed of. It is a crime to use an expired Blue Badge, give your badge to someone else, or to use a fake or altered Blue Badge.
You can report the misuse of a Blue Badge anonymously. The person responsible can be prosecuted and fined up to £1,000, or have their badge taken away.