Apply for or renew a disabled person's (blue badge) car parking badge. Read the following guidance about the assessment process (if you do not meet the automatic criteria).
For customers who need further assessment (for consistency of assessment across England). This could mean that applicants who were issued a Blue Badge previously may not now qualify.
The Department of Transport views using an applicant’s GP to verify that an individual meets the criteria for a Blue Badge as unsatisfactory. Therefore we do not accept information from your GP.
You will need to show that:
The degree of impairment should be similar to that required to claim the Higher Rate Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance. Entitlement depends on your difficulty walking, and considerations such as difficulty in carrying parcels cannot be taken into account, the condition also has to be permanent and substantial.
We will contact you by telephone to assess your eligibility against the criteria.
Please contact us if you have any application questions or queries, or anything else you are unsure about:
If you receive any of the following:
You can apply for a disabled person's car parking badge at First Point (they will assess your eligibility straight away). Please bring along:
If you do not meet the criteria above then you may need to have a further assessment which can be carried out at First Point on the same day.
Application form for a disabled parking badge - for use where the disabled person is a child under 3 years of age
Application form for a disabled parking badge - for use where the disabled person is over 2 years of age
Application form a guidance notes for a disabled parking badge - for use by Organisations
Application form and guidance notes for a disabled parking badge - for use when a replacement is required due to loss or theft
Blue Badge Disabled Parking Scheme Policy