Blue Badges (Parking Concessions for the Disabled)
Blue Badges are for drivers or passengers with severe mobility problems and for those who are registered blind. The scheme allows badge holders to park close to their destination, but applies only to on-street parking. Further details of concessions and restrictions will be supplied once your application has been approved.
You can get a Blue Badge if you:
are registered blind
receive a War Pensioner’s Mobility supplement
receive the higher rate of the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance
have received a lump sum benefit from the Armed Forces and Reserve Forces Compensation Scheme (within tariff levels 1-8) and have been certified as having a permanent and substantial disability which causes inability to walk or very considerable difficulty in walking
have a permanent and substantial disability which means you cannot walk, or walking is very difficult*
drive a motor vehicle regularly and have a severe disability in both arms, making it very difficult or impossible to operate parking meters*
* You may need to be assessed for eligibility
Apply online for a Blue Badge
You can apply online using the DirectGov web site. You'll need the following details to complete the online form...
National Insurance number
Driving licence number
a digital passport style photo
the details on your current badge, if you have one
Apply online for a Blue Badge
Please note: it may take up to 6 weeks to process and deliver your Blue Badge.
Renewing a Blue Badge
A new Blue Badge system was introduced on 1 January 2012, and amongst other improvements the new system will prevent fraudulent applications. The new badge is part of a wider crackdown on misuse of the scheme to ensure disabled parking spaces can only be used by those most in need.
For this reason, separate forms for renewal are no longer available. Any one wishing to renew a Blue Badge should complete the online application form or apply by email or post using the application forms below.
Please note: As long as you apply for a renewal 3 weeks before the expiry date, your new Blue Badge will be delivered before your old badge expires.
Other ways to apply
The easiest way to apply is using the online form. However, you can also apply by post or email using the forms below:
Blue Badge Application Form (213 KB)
Blue Badge Application Form (69 KB)
Blue Badge Further Assessment Form** (247 KB)
Blue Badge Further Assessment Form** (72 KB)
Guidance Notes for Application (73 KB)
Guidance Notes for Application (49 KB)
Application Form for Organisations (178 KB)
Application Form for Organsiations (55 KB)
If applying by e-mail, you will be notified when you receive provisional approval or if you do not qualify. If you receive provisional approval you will be asked to submit the following:
Two recent passport style photos
If you are applying under Part 2 of the form in any of the sections where documentary evidence is required, you will also be asked to submit this with your photograph. All documents will be returned, even if your application is unsuccessful
** The Blue Badge Further Assessment Form only needs to be completed if you do not meet the criteria in section 2 of the Blue Badge Application Form.
Alternatively you can call or visit.
Report a Lost or Stolen Blue Badge
To report that a Blue Badge has been lost or stolen and ask for a replacement please use the report a lost or stolen badge tool using the DirectGov web site.
What to do if you no longer need your Blue Badge
If you no longer require your BlueBadge, please return it to the following address:
Customer Service Centre
Staffordshire County Council