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The Blue Badge Schem
The Blue Badge Scheme - Common Questions
Common questions on the blue badge scheme, a topic we receive a high number of enquiries about, though all the answers can be found on these pages.
From how do I apply, to how do I hand it back, from how much does it cost, to
who can use the blue badge.
Do I meet the eligibility criteria?
Do I need to own a car?
How do I apply for a badge?
How do I find contact details for my local council?
Will I need to be assessed by a doctor?
How long are badges issued for?
Why can't badges be issued for life?
I have been refused a badge, can I appeal?
Who can use my badge?
How should I display my badge and time clock?
What parking concessions am I entitled to?
Where can't I park?
Can a traffic warden ask to see my badge?
Can I refuse to let an enforcement officer see my badge?
Can an enforcement officer take away my badge?
Can my vehicle be wheelclamped?
What about parking in central London?
What about off-street car parking?
Am I exempt from charges at toll crossings?
Can I use my badge abroad?
My badge or time clock has been lost/stolen, who should I contact?
My badge is due to expire, what should I do?
I have changed my address; do I need to notify anybody?
The badge is no longer needed, who should I return it to?
Who can I contact if I have a query about the Scheme?
I think a badge is being misused, what should I do?
Can I have a blue badge bay outside of my home?
Who is responsible for the provisions of blue badge parking bays in town centres?
I see many non-disabled people parking in off-street bays, such as supermarket car parks, who should I complain to?
I have received a parking ticket whilst displaying my badge, can anyone help?
Do I qualify for exemption from road tax?
Are Blue Badge holders exempt from the London congestion charge?
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Where can I get further information on the Blue Badge Scheme?
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