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Report misuse

1 May 2018

Your Blue Badge is the property of Essex County Council.
Misuse of a Blue Badge by you or another person is a criminal offence, which can carry a fine of up to £1,000.
Important things to remember:
  • You must be a passenger or driver of the vehicle at all times when a Blue Badge is displayed
  • You can’t use your badge if you remain in the vehicle while an able bodied passenger leaves the vehicle
  • You mustn’t let anyone else use your badge including carers carrying out business on your behalf
  • You can’t use your badge when it is out of date, or when the information on it is wrong or faded
  • You can’t allow anyone else to reproduce your badge
If you believe a badge is being misused you should email

Please include the following information, wherever possible, in your email:
  • The Blue Badge number
  • Name of the person the Blue Badge was issued to
  • Vehicle registration of the vehicle using the Blue Badge
  • Vehicle make and model
  • Circumstances of suspected misuse
  • Date suspected misuse took place
  • Your name and contact telephone number – although you can remain anonymous.