Blue Badge Scheme

The Blue Badge Scheme provides a range of parking concessions for people with severe mobility problems who have difficulty using public transport. The badge enables holders to park close to where they need to go. The scheme operates throughout the UK, and is administered by local authorities who deal with applications and issue badges.

Information for Blue Badge users and the General Public

To see if you can get a Blue Badge, or for details about its use, please visit DirectGov .

Blue Badge: Rights and Responsibilities in England (PDF - 2255 KB)

Blue Badge: Rights and Responsibilities in England (large print version) (PDF - 2400 KB)

Can I get a Blue Badge? (PDF - 942 KB)

Information on using your Blue Badge in the European Union (PDF - 11,000 KB)

Information and Guidance for Local Authorities

If you represent a Local Authority and want more information on the administration of the current scheme, see the Information in this section.

Reform of the Blue Badge Scheme

Background Information and History of the Blue Badge Scheme

This sections contains past research, and more information about the background of the Blue Badge Scheme.

For related documents, pages and internet links, see the column on the right.