Last updated 2 August 2021
1. Who can get a Blue Badge
The Blue Badge is a national scheme for disabled people with severe mobility problems. It allows holders who have difficulty using public transport, to park closer to where they need to go.
Holders can either be the driver or the passenger of a vehicle they are travelling in.
The Blue Badge allows:
- holders to park without charge or time limit in otherwise restricted areas
- parking on yellow lines for up to 3 hours, unless a loading ban is in place
Each Blue Badge costs £10.
If you're disabled or have a health condition that affects your mobility, you can apply.
You’re automatically eligible for a blue badge if you’re entitled to certain benefits or you have certain health conditions or impairments.
If you do not meet the automatic criteria, you might still be eligible under other criteria. This also includes non-visible (hidden) conditions.
You can find out more about the criteria for blue badges at GOV.UK.