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Disabled people - parking permits - blue badge
The blue badge scheme provides national parking concessions to disabled people with mobility problems.
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Eligibility for getting a blue badge
To qualify for a badge you must have a permanent and substantial difficulty walking. People who are registered blind and people with severe upper limb disabilities who regularly drive a motor vehicle but are unable to operate all or some types of parking meter may also qualify.
If you're a parent of a child who is younger than three years old, you may also apply for a blue badge. Your child must have a specific medical condition which means that they either must always be accompanied by bulky medical equipment which is very difficult to carry around or need to be kept near a vehicle at all times to get emergency treatment when necessary.
The criteria for getting a blue badge have recently changed. You should read the leaflets below to check eligibility.
Applying for a blue badge
The easiest and quickest way to apply for a blue badge is by using our online service. Click on the button below to start your application.
To apply online, you will need your national insurance or child reference number; driving licence number, if you have one; a digital or signed photograph; and the number, expiry date and local authority given on your current badge, if you have one.
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