Blue Badge Scheme
Blue Badge Scheme
Information on the Blue Badge Scheme including where you can park, eligibility, and how to apply.
Where can I park with a Blue Badge?
Disabled persons displaying a valid Blue Badge may park free of charge and without time limit at pay and display on-street parking, unless otherwise stated by signage.
Disabled parking is also permitted free of charge but with time limit at:
- designated disabled parking bays within the city centre. Parking within these bays is restricted to a maximum stay of 3 hours. The Blue Badge must be displayed along with the blue parking disc showing the time of arrival.
- locations in the city with single or double yellow lines for up to three hours but in general not where there are restrictions on loading or unloading. The Blue Badge must be displayed along with the blue parking disc showing the time of arrival.
There are currently no concessions for Blue Badge holders on council owned car parks.
Who is eligible for a Blue Badge?
You are eligible if:
- you receive the Higher Rate of the Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance or the Mobility Component at the enhanced rate of Personal Independence Payment
- you are registered blind (severely sight impaired), or if you wish to be registered blind and have a Certificate of Vision Impairment (CVI) signed by a Consultant Ophthalmologist which states that they are severely sight impaired (blind)
- you receive the War Pensioner's Mobility Supplement
- you receive the Armed Forces and Reserve Forces (Compensation) Scheme within tariff levels 1-8 (inclusive)
- you have a permanent and substantial disability which causes inability to walk or very considerable difficulty in walking
- you are a driver who has a severe disability in both arms and is unable to operate, or has considerable difficulty operating, all or some types of on-street parking equipment
- the applicant is a child under the age of 3 who must be accompanied by bulky medical equipment or who needs to be kept near a vehicle at all times, either for treatment, or for transportation to a location where treatment can be performed
Apply for or renew a Blue Badge
You can apply to the council for a new Blue Badge or renewal if you are:
- a resident in Wolverhampton, and over two years old, or;
- an organisation which is concerned with the care of disabled people and need to transport those people in your care
Whether this is your first application, or if you would like to renew, the process is the same. In the case of renewals, we will write to you 13 weeks prior to the expiry of your badge. Once the application is received the average processing time is 12 weeks. If your application is successful a £10 payment will be required. Please call 01902 551155 for further information.
There are three ways to apply or renew:
Download, complete and return the application form that is relevant to you.
Or why not use our Check and Send service?
The council is currently trialling a new 'check and send' service for blue badge applications in the local community.
The following services are provided to assist you with your application:
- Free computer/internet access to help you apply online
- Free application form checking to ensure all relevant sections are completed
- Free copying/emailing service for your supporting documentation
- Free photographic service for your badge application
- Free onsite easy access/disabled parking
For more information or to use the service please visit the following libraries currently participating in the trial: