A Blue Badge allows some disabled people to park closer to their destination, as they are less able to walk long distances or take public transport.
This does not include temporary conditions that are likely to get better in the 3 years the badge is issued for.
Who can get a Blue Badge
The Department for Transport is responsible for giving guidance on who can get a Blue Badge. You can find more information about eligibility on GOV.UK.
Apply, renew or pay for a Blue Badge
You can apply for a Blue Badge online.
You can apply for yourself, someone else or an organisation.
Register and apply online
You will need to set up an account before you apply. You will be asked to give your email address and set a password.
You can also use this form to renew a badge.
It’s very important you attach all of the appropriate information and supporting evidence to your application so that it is not delayed.
Using your badge
Visit GOV.UK to see your rights and responsibilities as a Blue Badge holder. This includes:
- where you can and can’t park
- using your badge abroad
The ESSEX.GOV website has more information on Blue Badges.
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