Blue Badge parking is for people with disabilities. It allows Blue Badge holders to park closer to where they need to go.
Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible to get a Blue Badge without being assessed. Otherwise, you may be eligible with further assessment.
Blue Badge parking is offered throughout the UK. Only local councils can issue Blue Badges.
Eligible without further assessment
You can get a Blue Badge without further assessment if you're more than 2 years-old and:
Eligible with further assessment
You can get a Blue Badge after further assessment if you're more than 2 years-old and:
- drive a vehicle regularly
- have a severe disability in both arms
- are unable or would find it very difficult to use a parking meter
- have a permanent disability, which leaves you unable to walk
We may also ask you to attend an independent mobility assessment to confirm your eligibility.
Children under 3 years-old
Children under 3 years-old may be eligible for a Blue Badge if they must always:
- be with bulky medical equipment because of a condition
- be near a vehicle so they can be treated or taken quickly to a place to be treated
Blue Badges for organisations
An organisation can get a Blue Badge for a vehicle used to carry disabled people who are entitled to Blue Badges. To be eligible, organisations must transport and care for disabled people who are entitled to Blue Badges.
Applying for, renewing, and using a Blue Badge
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On request, and following an assessment, we will place parking bays outside or close to the houses of disabled people for Blue Badge holders to use. Go to parking bays for disabled people.