If you suspect someone of misusing a Blue Badge, you can report this to us confidentially.

You can report this to us confidentially.

The Blue Badge parking scheme is intended to improve access for disabled people, however, Blue Badge misuse undermines the benefits of the scheme. It can also impact local traffic management and often creates hostility amongst other road users and members of the public.

Examples of badge misuse include:

  • using a fake badge
  • using an amended badge
  • using a lost or stolen badge
  • using the badge of a deceased person
  • using a genuine badge where the registered user is not present

Blue Badge misuse is an offence and could result in:

  • issuing of a Penalty Charge Notice
  • withdrawal of the badge
  • prosecution in the Magistrates Court where the maximum fine is £1000.

Blue Badge misuse:

  • undermines the benefits of the scheme
  • impacts local traffic management
  • can create hostility amongst other road users and members of the public
Guidance for Blue Badge owners

The booklet you received with your Blue Badge provides guidance on how you should use your badge.

If you are being driven by someone else, they should be aware of these too

Please remember:

  • do not let someone else use your badge
  • do not use the badge when it is out of date or no longer required
  • do not use the badge when information on it is wrong or illegible
  • do not copy, fake or change any information on the badge

Report Blue Badge misuse

Please complete the form below to inform us if you suspect a badge is being misused.


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