The blue badge scheme provides a range of parking concessions for people with severe mobility problems, allowing badge holders to park close to where they need to go.
Who can have a blue badge?
You will be awarded a blue badge without the need for further assessment if you meet any of the following criteria and can provide proof.
- you are registered as blind (severely sight impaired)
- you receive the higher rate mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance
- you receive ‘moving around’ activity of personal independence payment (PIP) matching one of the specified criteria in the application form
- you receive a war pensioner’s mobility supplement
- you receive a lump sum benefit under the Armed Forces and Reserved Forces (Compensation) Scheme within tariff levels 1-8 and have certified as having a permanent and substantial disability that causes inability, or considerable difficulty, to walk
You may still apply for blue badge if you do not meet any of the above. You can apply under the following criteria if:
- you have a permanent and substantial disability that causes inability, or considerable difficulty, walking
- you drive a vehicle regularly and have a severe disability in both arms, causing difficulty or inability in operating some parking meters
- you have a child under three-years-old who must always be accompanied by bulky medical equipment that cannot be carried around with the child without great difficulty
- you have a child under three-years-old, who on account of a condition, must always be kept near a motor vehicle so the child can be taken quickly to a place where treatment can be given
How to apply or renew a blue badge
If you believe that you may qualify for a blue badge, please fill in our
- Blue Badge Application Form
- Download (277KB)
Organisations whose responsibility includes the care and transportation of disabled people who would themselves meet the eligibility criteria can apply for an organisational blue badge
- organisational blue badge form
- Download (152KB)
If you're applying online, please note that you'll need:
- the details of your current Blue Badge (if you have one)
- a digital or signed photo
- your National Insurance number
- proof of identification
- proof of residency
If you are applying under the automatic criteria, your application will be able to be processed significantly quicker if you take your completed form and required documentation to our civic offices in person at:
The One Stop Shop , Civic Office , Waterdale , Doncaster DN1 3BU
What is seen as misuse of a blue badge?
It is a criminal offence for non-disabled people to use a blue badge. If they do so, they are liable to a fine of up to £1000.
It is also a criminal offence to:
- drive a vehicle displaying a blue badge unless the badge holder is in the vehicle
- allow someone other than the badge holder to drive a vehicle for the purpose of entering a 'blue badge space' in order to pick up or drop off the holder
How do I report misuse of a blue badge?
If you wish to report an incident of abuse/misuse, you should if possible obtain as many details as possible from the badge on display, such as the serial number, issuing council and expiry date.
Lost or stolen blue badge
If your blue badge is lost or stolen we require a written letter explaining this. The registered holder must sign the letter, enclose a recent passport-sized photo of themselves, and include a £10 cheque made payable to Doncaster MBC.
You must also include a lost property or crime reference number. You can obtain one of these from the police by calling 101.
Send your letter to our civic office at:
- The One Stop Shop , Civic Office , Waterdale , Doncaster DN1 3BU
Get in touch
If you wish to discuss anything regarding your blue badge, please contact us.