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.
A £10.00 Blue Badge issue fee will apply to all (New, Renewal, Lost, Stolen) Blue Badges, should your application be successful.
If you are applying online, you have the option to pay for your Blue Badge as part of your online application. Choosing to pay at this stage will speed up the processing time of your application. If you are refused a Blue Badge, you will receive a full refund.
If you have not paid as part of your online application process, if your application is successful you will be contacted by the Blue Badge team when you need to pay. You can pay via the following methods:
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.
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.
When the payment has been processed successfully your badge will be ordered posted out directly to the applicant’s registered address.
Blue Badge holders can apply to have a disabled parking bay marked outside their home.
Getting an on-street parking bay is not automatic, and applicants must:
- be the holder of a valid blue badge
- not have a suitable off-street parking
- keep the vehicle at the address
Applicants should also be aware:
- The badge holder should complete the application. If they can't do this, someone may do it on their behalf but must complete it as though the badge holder is completing it
- providing false or misleading information is an offence
- You may need to get agreement from your neighbours depending on the size of the disabled bay required
- it may be necessary to approach your doctor
- There is a non-refundable administrative charge for this service
See the Downloads section for an application form
Call: 01902 551155 – Option 5
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 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.