Am I eligible for a Blue Badge?
You can apply to the council for a Blue Badge 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.
This includes people who have previously had a Blue Badge, or whose Blue Badge is about to expire.
You may be eligible for a Blue Badge if you meet any of the following:
- 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 or severely sight impaired
- You receive the War Pensioner's Mobility Supplement
- You receive the Armed Forces and Reserve Forces Compensation Scheme
- You have a permanent disability which causes considerable difficulty in walking
- You are a driver who has a disability in both arms who has considerable difficulty operating 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
- You are terminally ill
You must provide evidence to support your application under these criteria, and you may be subject to further assessment to determine eligibility.
New Blue Badge criteria announced
The Department for Transport has announced that following a consultation, eligibility for a Blue Badge will be extended to people with hidden disabilities, including autism and mental health conditions. Details have yet to be announced but it is expected that the new criteria will come into force later this year. For further information visit GOV.UK.
How do I renew my Blue Badge?
Blue Badges are not automatically renewed. If you currently or have previously held a Blue Badge and wish to reapply, please complete the Blue Badge application form. Please provide current medical or DLA/PIP evidence to support your application where requested.
It is the badge holder's responsibility to ensure they reapply approximately 10 weeks before their current badge expires.
How do I apply for a Blue Badge?
You can apply for a Blue Badge for yourself, on behalf of someone else, or for your organisation, if you regularly transport people with mobility issues.
In order to apply for a Blue Badge, you must provide the following:
Evidence of eligibility
- DLA/PIP - full copy of the award letter
- Registered blind/sight impaired - full copy of your certificate of visual impairment (CVI)
- War Pensioner's Mobility Supplement - full copy of the entitlement letter
- Armed Forces and Reserve Forces Compensation Scheme - full copy of the award letter
- Permanent disability - medical evidence e.g. letter from GP or hospital, prescriptions
- Disability in both arms - medical evidence
- A child under the age of 3 - medical evidence
- Terminally ill - DS1500 form
Proof of identity
A copy of one of the following documents:
- Marriage or Birth certificate
- Driving licence
Proof of address
A copy of one of the following documents in your name:
- Council Tax or utility bill
- Driving licence
- Bank statement
- A typed letter with a company letterhead
Dated within the last 12 months.
A passport-style photo of you with a white background.
Your National Insurance Number
Details of your current Blue Badge (if you have one)
Once you have this information to hand, you can begin your application. We will not be able to process your application until all relevant information is received.
Once you have completed your application, you will receive an email with instructions on how to submit your evidence. If you cannot do this online, please hand in the documentation at the Civic Centre or your local library.
Your application may take up to 12 weeks to be considered, once we receive all supporting documentation. During this time, you may be subject to further assessment to determine your eligibility. If your application is successful, a payment of £10 is required.
Where can I park with a Blue Badge?
This map shows disabled parking bays in the city centre.
For more information about using your Blue Badge, please read The Blue Badge scheme: rights and responsibilities in England.
Please ensure you always check signage at the roadside or in your chosen location to ensure you are complying with local parking rules.
Misuse of a Blue Badge
If you suspect a Blue Badge is being misused, you can report this to us.
Blue Badge appeals
For more information please view our Blue Badge appeals procedure and policy (last updated July 2016).