Changes to regulations of disabled badges for motor vehicles

Changes to disabled badges regulations for motor vehicles, including reasons for application refusals, eligibility criteria, badge design and fees.


Changes to the Disabled Persons (Badges for Motor Vehicles) (England) Regulations 2000

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This circular provides information on changes to the Disabled Persons (Badges for Motor Vehicles) (England) Regulations 2000. The changes affect:

  • the eligibility criteria for some applicants and consequential action to be taken by all badge-issuing authorities
  • the grounds on which an authority may refuse to issue or may withdraw a badge
  • the badge design
  • the fee that may be charged for issue of a badge
Published 15 November 2011