Before you apply, you must check that you are eligible for a Blue Badge.
What is a Blue Badge?
A Blue Badge helps those with physical disabilities to be able to park closer to their destination. It is intended for on-street parking only. You can apply for one yourself, on behalf of another person or for your organisation.
You don't have to own a vehicle to apply. You can apply if you're a driver, or if your travel as a passenger.
Who can apply for a Blue Badge?
To apply, you need to meet at least one of the following:
Depending on your condition, you may be automatically eligible, or your mobility may need to be assessed.
The Department for Transport (DfT) has confirmed that from early 2019, people with hidden disabilities including autism and mental health conditions, will be able to apply for a Blue Badge. To find out more, take a look at the DfT website
and consultation summary document
Further clarification on eligibility, in line with the new criteria will be issued in due course.
Applications made before the new guidelines come into force will continue to be assessed against the existing criteria.
We'll never ask for payment before your application is successful.
How to use your Blue Badge
- your responsibilities as a blue badge holder
- where you can and can't park
- using your badge abroad
Important things to remember
- Your Blue Badge must be displayed on top of the dashboard of the vehicle
- The side showing the wheelchair symbol must face forward so the expiry date can be seen from outside the vehicle