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Apply for a Blue Badge

Blue Badge parking permits let disabled drivers and passengers park nearer to where they are going.


Who can get a Blue Badge?

Before you apply for a Blue Badge, read the Blue Badge government guidance to check if you are eligible.


How to apply

To apply for a Blue Badge contact our Customer Services Centre on 01642 528499.

As part of your application, you will need to provide proof of your entitlement read the government guidance on providing proof of benefits and providing proof of eligibility for more information.

You will need to pay a £10 administration fee. A digital photograph will be needed, we will advise you on the call on how to send this into us.

If all your documentation is correct, your badge will be issued and posted out by an external company within 10 working days.
 

Further information

Lost or stolen Blue Badges

Replacement badges are £10. If your badge is stolen, provide a crime number and it will be replaced free of charge.

 

Charges

Charges apply for Blue Badge holders in Stockton Council car parks across the Borough where parking charges are applicable.

 

Permitted overstays

There will be a 'permitted overstay' concession for those displaying a valid Blue Badge whether in a disabled bay or a general bay. This means that you can stay in any of our short stay car parks for up to an hour after the time on your ticket if your valid Blue Badge is correctly displayed.

 

False use of Blue Badges

We are proactively tackling false use of Blue Badges.  

Civil Enforcement Officers have the power under the Disabled Persons Act 2013 to inspect and seize any badge that:

  • is a fake
  • has already been cancelled or reported lost or stolen
  • should have been returned to the issuing authority because it has expired, the holder has died or is no longer disabled, the badge has become faded or damaged or has been recalled by the issuing authority
  • was being misused (including by someone other than the holder when the genuine holder is not involved in the journey)