Blue Badge scheme
The Blue Badge scheme helps you park closer to your destination if you’re disabled.
You are automatically eligible if you:
- are registered blind or severely sight-impaired
- receive level 8 of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) for ‘Moving Around’
- receive a War Pensioner’s Mobility Supplement; a benefit under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS); or are certified as having a permanent and substantial disability by the Service Personnel and Veterans Agency (SPVA)
You may be eligible if you:
- are unable to walk or can only walk with severe difficulty
- if you have a severe disability in both arms, drive an adapted car and are unable to operate, or have considerable difficulty operating, a parking meter
Blue Badges are only issued for permanent conditions. You cannot have a temporary badge.
Apply for a Blue Badge
There is a £10 fee for all new, renewed and organisational badges issued by the county council. Unsuccessful applications will not be charged.
Do not send payment with your application form. We will contact you to request payment if your application is successful.
If you are unable to complete the application form, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01522 782232.
You may also download and complete the appropriate application form below and return it to Lincolnshire County Council, Blue Badge Team, County Offices, Newland, Lincoln LN1 1YL.
Do not pay for the services of any website or individual offering assistance in completing the application form. They are not affiliated with the scheme in any way and it could be a scam.
For further information on the Blue Badge scheme, visit Citizens Advice.
Misuse of the Blue Badge
If you wish to report an incident of abuse or misuse of a Blue Badge, you can report it online:
It is a criminal offence for non-disabled people to use a badge. They could be fined up to £1,000
You can only let someone else use your badge if:
- you’re in the car with them
- they’re picking you up or dropping you off, and they need to park close to where you need to go
If someone else is driving you, you must let them know the rules, otherwise the county council may ask for your badge back.