Blue badges

Blue Badge eligibility criteria, application advice and guidance on how to run a parking scheme.


  1. Apply for or renew a Blue Badge

    Check if you're eligible for a Blue Badge and apply

  2. Blue Badge scheme: information from your council

    Blue Badge parking permits let disabled drivers and passengers park nearer to where they're going - find out more about Blue Badges from your council

  3. Find out where Blue Badge holders can park

    If you're a Blue Badge holder, find out if your council provides parking spaces for you and where you can park

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Qualifying for a Blue Badge
  2. The Blue Badge scheme: rights and responsibilities in England
  3. Running a Blue Badge parking scheme
  4. Determining eligibility for blue badge and concessionary travel
  5. Rights of disabled passengers on transport
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News and communications

  1. Review of Blue Badge fraud as scheme is extended to those with ‘hidden disabilities’
  2. Let’s get digital – new online system to cut Blue Badge application time
  3. People with hidden disabilities to benefit from Blue Badges
  4. Next steps towards a fully inclusive transport network
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Research and statistics

  1. Blue Badge research: eligibility for people with non-visible disabilities
  2. Blue badge scheme statistics: data tables (DIS)
  3. Blue badge scheme statistics: 2018
  4. Accessibility action plan: consultation summary of responses
  5. Blue badge scheme statistics: 2017
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Blue Badge (disabled parking) scheme eligibility review
  2. Draft transport accessibility action plan
  3. Personal Independence Payment and eligibility for a Blue Badge
  4. Blue Badge parking concessions: amending requirements
  5. Blue Badge (disabled parking) scheme eligibility consultation: summary of responses and outcome
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Blue badge scheme contract
  2. Enforcement of the Blue Badge scheme
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