Blue Badge scheme

Blue badges for people with hidden or non physical disabilities

New laws that let people with hidden or non-physical disabilities apply for blue badges comes into effect on 30 August 2019. Applications for these must wait until 30 August 2019.

The Blue Badge scheme provides a range of parking concessions for people with severe mobility problems who have difficulty using public transport. The scheme operates throughout the UK.

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council administers the Blue Badge service locally on behalf of the Department for Transport.

All applications for Blue Badges must be submitted online; we no longer provide paper application forms.

There is no upper age limit for Blue badges; you can apply if you meet any of the criteria for automatic entitlement, or your mobility is sufficiently limited.

Find out if you are eligible to apply for a Blue Badge

If you suspect the misuse of a blue badge please tell us about it.

Report Blue Badge misuse