Blue Badge scheme

About the Blue Badge scheme

The Disabled Person's Parking Badge scheme, also known as the Blue Badge scheme, helps people who have an ongoing substantial disability or condition which can restrict and impair them.

An individual could be eligible for a blue badge under one of the following criteria:

  • children under the age of three years (who need to be accompanied by bulky medical equipment or be near to vehicle)
  • severely sight impaired (registered blind)
  • be unable to walk
  • individual receiving certain benefits (Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and, or Personal independent Payment) (PIP))
  • experience very considerable difficulty whilst walking, which may include psychological distress
  • be at risk of serious harm or pose a risk to other people whilst walking
  • in receipt of War Pensioners Mobility Supplement
  • receive benefit under armed forces and reserved forces scheme
  • non-visible condition causing severe struggle with journeys
  • severe disability in both arms

You can apply for yourself, someone else or an organisation.

The Blue Badge is issued to a person, not a vehicle. The badge holder must be in the vehicle when it is being used unless they are being picked up or dropped off.

Read more about the rights and responsibilities of Blue Badge Holders.

Where you can use a Blue Badge

A guidance booklet will be sent to you with your blue badge. You can use the location centre to check the parking status of the roads in Lincoln. 

You can check where you can use your Blue Badge and which other European countries recognise it through the gov.uk website

Relocation

If you relocate to another county in England, your Blue Badge will remain valid until its expiration date.

Once your badge has expired, you must apply for a renewal with the local council in your new area.