The Blue Badge scheme provides a range of parking concessions for people with severe mobility problems who have difficulty using public transport. The badge enables holders to park close to where they need to go. The scheme operates throughout the UK, and is administered by Birmingham City Council who deal with applications and issue badges in Birmingham.
To Apply for a Blue Badge online visit www.direct.gov.uk/bluebadge, or ring 0121 303 1234 to request an application form.
In the attachments section below is a Blue Badge application form and a set of guidance notes. You can either complete the form electronically, print off the form, sign the declaration and post the form and required proof documents to the address on the back of the forms or print off a copy of the form, and complete by hand.
Please note you cannot e-mail us a copy of this application form. If you wish to complete an on-line application please visit www.direct.gov.uk/bluebadge.
It is taking 4-6 weeks to process applications, so it is important that you complete the forms correctly, and send in the correct documents. Failure to do this will result in your application forms being returned to you.
Please note that depending on the criteria under which you are applying, you may be asked to undergo an independent mobility assessment. You should apply in good time before your old badge expires to allow sufficient time for us to deal with your application and to order a new badge from the Blue Badge Improvement Service.
Once applications are assessed and approved, Badges are issued by the Blue Badge Improvement Scheme (BBIS) and posted directly to you. Once approved, you should receive your Blue Badge within 5-7 working days.
If you have had a blue badge application turned down you can appeal the decision if you choose to do so.
If you would like to appeal please complete form by clicking on link above.
If you think that someone is abusing or misusing a Blue Badge, for example by using a badge that doesn't belong to them, let the Highways Enforcement Team know by completing the form above.
If you wish to speak to an Occupational Therapist (OT) about your Blue Badge Appeal please call 0121 303 1760.