About the Blue Badge Scheme
To qualify for a Blue Badge, you must have a permanent and significant disability. It is not for temporary disabilities or conditions.
If your Blue Badge has been issued by another local authority, you need to contact your previous local authority for them to change your address on the system.
If your badge was issued by City of Wolverhampton Council, you need to let us know in writing and provide proof of address – i.e. Council Tax letter dated within the last 3 months.
You can continue to use your badge until it expires. Prior to their current badge expiring you will need to apply for a new Blue Badge allowing 12 weeks for the new application to be processed.
If your badge expires in 6 months or less, it’s better for you to reapply for a new badge. You can do that online here)
If your badge has longer than 6 months left, you need to fill out this online form.
Please note: the application process will not take place until 28 days from the date of submission.
If you submitted your application within the last 6 weeks, the Blue Badge Team are still processing the application.
Applications can take up to 12 weeks to process dependent on the satisfactory submission of evidence and ID required.
Following the receipt of a completed Blue Badge application form, sufficient supporting documents, and £10.00 payment the Blue Badge will be issued within 21 days.
A £10.00 Blue Badge issue fee will apply to all (New, Renewal, Lost, Stolen) Blue Badges, should your application be successful.
You will be advised via letter from the Blue Badge team when you need to pay. You can pay via the following methods:
Post - Send a crossed postal order, made payable to City of Wolverhampton Council, Blue Badge Team, Ground Floor Civic Centre, St Peters Square, Wolverhampton, WV1 1RL. Write your application reference number 'WVBB' plus the applicant’s name and address on the reverse of the postal order.
Telephone - To pay by credit or debit card, contact the Blue Badge team. Quote application reference number 'WVBB', plus the applicant’s name and address.
Counter - The express pay point at the Civic Centre.
When the payment has been processed successfully your badge will be ordered posted out directly to the applicant.
Eligibility assessments are only held on Wednesdays between 9.15am or 3.15pm at Neville Garrett Centre, Bell Street. This is the only time the Occupational Therapist is able to do them. Eligibility assessment appointments are taken on a first come, first served basis, so we are unable to take appointment requests.
If you cancel your appointment, a letter will be sent out to you with the next available time and date (Wednesday between 9.15am or 3.15pm) within 4 weeks.
Applications open 30 August 2019. You cannot apply under the new criteria yet. You will be able to apply for ‘hidden’ or ‘non-physical’ conditions or disabilities from 30 August 2019. For now, if one of the other eligibility options is relevant to you, we will assess the application based on evidence to support those criteria.
The DFT website has more information.