Blue Badges

Applying for and renewing a Blue Badge

This permit lets you park in restricted areas (including on yellow lines), for easier access to jobs, facilities and services.

Drivers or passengers who would otherwise be incapable of getting to shops, public buildings or other places may be eligible to receive a badge.

Check the Blue Badge criteria to see if you're eligible before applying.

Apply for a Blue Badge at GOV.UK

Using your badge

With certain restrictions, this permit lets the holder:

  • park free of charge at a parking meter or pay-and-display bays
  • park without a time limit at places where others are time-limited
  • park for up to 3 hours on single or double yellow lines (except where there is a ban on loading or unloading or other restrictions). You must display your badge and clock disc showing time of arrival

Badge holders are not permitted to park in a way that might cause an obstruction or danger to other road users.

Read the Blue Badge rights and responsibilities leaflet on the GOV.UK website for more information about where you can and can't park. Note: Blue Badge concessions may vary in other local authority areas.

How to pay

A Blue Badge costs up to £10. The payment is a compulsory charge introduced by the government and applies to all of England. 

You can pay by credit or debit card when applying online. If you've submitted a paper application, you can pay by cheque, postal order (made payable to the London Borough of Hillingdon) or by phone on 01895 556633.

Renewing a badge

Renewal reminders are issued automatically 4 to 6 weeks before expiry. Apply as soon as possible so the new application can be processed before your old badge expires.

For queries or help applying, contact Hillingdon Social Care Direct on 01895 556633.

Page last updated: 26 Jan 2021