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England - Obtain a Disabled Parking Permit (Blue Badge)

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  1. Prepare the following before you start the application process: details of your current Blue Badge (if you have one), a digital or signed photo, your National Insurance number, proof of identification and proof of residency.
  2. To apply for a Blue Badge you may go [online] and answer questions about your disability, check your eligibility and fill in an application form to apply for or renew a Blue Badge.
  3. After you have completed your application, it will then be sent to your local council for a decision.

For questions about the Blue Badge scheme, contact your local council or the Initial Enquiry Support Service.

Turned down applications

If your application form a blue badge was turned down, your council should tell you why youre not eligible for a Blue Badge.

You can ask them to reconsider your case if you dont think all the important information you provided was taken into account.

You can also re-apply if your mobility problems become more serious.


Required Documents[edit]

  • a digital or signed photo
  • proof of identification
  • proof of residency

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Blue Badge Initial Enquiry Support Service
Email: [email protected]

Telephone (England): 0844 463 0213
Telephone (Scotland): 0844 463 0214
Telephone (Wales): 0844 463 0215

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Required Information[edit]

  • details of your current Blue Badge (if you have one)
  • your National Insurance number
  • details of your disability


Need for the Document[edit]

The Blue Badge scheme is designed to help disabled people who have severe mobility problems lead independent lives by knowing that when they reach a destination, either as a driver or passenger, that they will be able to park near to a venue and therefore have easier access to the services they want to use.

Following are procedures on how you can obtain a Disabled Parking Permit (Blue Badge) in England.

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