Blue Badge - disabled parking permits
Blue Badge - disabled parking permits
The Blue Badge scheme lets people with certain disabilities or terminal illnesses park closer to amenities. The badge holder can be either a driver or a passenger.
A Blue Badge costs £10 and lasts up to 3 years depending on your entitlement.
Who can get a Blue Badge?
You can automatically qualify for a Blue Badge if you receive one of the following:
- Higher Rate of the Moving Around component of Disability Living Allowance
- 8 or more points in the “moving around” part of a mobility assessment for Personal Independence Payment
- 10 points (Descriptor E – You cannot undertake any journey because it would cause overwhelming psychological distress) in the “planning and following journeys” part of a mobility assessment for Personal Independence Payment
- are registered blind (severely sight impaired)
- War Pensioner's Mobility Supplement (WPMS)
- a lump sum benefit at tariffs 1 to 8 of the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme and certified as having an enduring and substantial disability which causes the inability to walk or very considerable difficulty in walking.
If you do not meet either of the above criteria, you may still be eligible for a Blue Badge.
To get a Blue Badge, you must prove:
- you are unable to walk, or
- you have considerable difficulty whilst walking, which may include considerable psychological distress, or
- you are at risk of serious harm when walking, or pose when walking, a risk of serious harm to other people.
You must have evidence of the challenges you face when completing a journey. This can include:
- diagnosis letters
- care plans
- patient summaries
- education health and care (EHC) plans
- disability benefits
- written confirmation from a specialist about the difficulties you face completing a journey.
A GP’s letter cannot be used as your only piece of evidence.
How do I get a Blue Badge?
You can apply online for a Blue Badge. You will need:
- a passport-style photo of yourself.
You’ll also need a photo or scan of:
- proof of identity (such as your driving licence)
- proof of address (such as a Council Tax bill)
- proof of benefits (if you get any).
Please note, it can take between 16 and 20 weeks for an application to be processed.
What if my Blue Badge is lost or stolen?
You need to complete a replacement Blue Badge application form. Your replacement will be issued with the same expiry date as your lost or stolen Blue Badge and will cost £10.
What if I don’t need the Blue Badge anymore?
Please send your Blue Badge back to us if you don’t need it anymore.
Blue Badge Renewals
From the 1st of January 2022, we can no longer remind you about renewing your Blue Badge.
You will need to re-apply leaving enough time for processing before your current Blue Badge expires.
It is currently taking between 16 to 20 weeks for applications to be processed.
Because of this delay it has been agreed with our Parking Services team and the hospital that badges that are up to 4 months over their expiry date can still be used. This grace period only applies to the following locations:
- Council car parks
- On-street parking within Derby City
- Car parks at the Royal Derby Hospital and the Florence Nightingale Hospital.
If you have not submitted an application to renew your badge, you cannot use your expired badge for parking.
Number of current Blue Badges issued by Derby City Council*
|Armed Forces Compensation Scheme||3|
|Disability in both arms||8|
|Issued to an Organisation||0|
|Child under 3 with bulky medical equipment||5|
|Child under 3 who needs to be near a vehicle||5|
|DLA High Rate Mobility||1015|
|PIP Moving Around 8 points or more||3251|
|PIP - Non-visible (hidden)||39|
|War Pensioners' Mobility Supplement||25|
*Information updated 31 October 2022