The Blue Badge scheme is a national scheme for drivers or passengers who have severe mobility problems. The scheme allows Blue Badge holders to park close to where they need to go. The scheme also applies to people who are registered blind.
In the Dudley Borough the council administers the Blue Badge scheme on behalf of the Department for Transport.
Certain people qualify automatically for a blue badge, whilst others may require further assessment. You will qualify automatically if:
- you receive the 'Higher Rate of the Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance';
- you meet a "Moving Around" descriptor for the Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP);
- you are severely sight-impaired (blind);
- you receive the War Pensioner's Mobility Supplement;
- you receive a benefit under the Armed Forces and Reserve Forces (Compensation) Scheme;
If you meet any of the above criteria, to apply for a new blue badge or to renew an existing badge you will need to complete an application form. This can be done online or a form can be requested from Dudley MBC in person or over the telephone.
When we have received your application form we will contact you to arrange a time when you can visit our office to have your photograph taken and to bring in proof of your identity and automatic eligibility (examples of acceptable proof are included with the application form).
Once you have attended the office, had your photograph taken and made payment, our staff will order your blue badge. Badges are issued in a similar way to passports and are ordered and sent out from a central location. For applications which are eligible without further assessment, please allow a minimum of two weeks for your application to be processed and your badge to be ordered.
The Blue Badge Team is a Community Information Point.