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Blue Badge scheme

Due to the recent change in the eligibility criteria for obtaining a Blue Badge we're receiving a very high number of applications. We'll deal with your application as soon as possible and apologise for any delays.

The Blue Badge Scheme helps disabled people with mobility problems to access goods and services by allowing them to park close to their destination.


The scheme is for eligible disabled people, including those with non-physical (hidden) disabilities, whether they are travelling as a driver or as a passenger.

The Blue Badge Scheme is administered for residents of Derbyshire on behalf of, and in line with, the Department for Transport's regulations. If where you live comes under the administration of Derby City Council then your application should be made to them.

Here you can find out:

Rules and how to use a badge

The Department of Transport has set out how badge holders should use the scheme in the Blue Badge scheme: rights and responsibilities in England.

Parking concessions

The scheme provides a national range of on-street parking concessions to Blue Badge holders.

It allows them to park without charge or time limit in otherwise restricted on-street parking environments and to park on yellow lines for up to 3 hours, unless a loading ban is in place.

You can find a summary of parking concessions in the Blue Badge scheme local authority guidance.

Disabled parking space at your property

The Blue Badge scheme does not cover requests for a disabled parking bay outside your property. You need to contact your local social care office or Call Derbyshire tel: 01629 533190.

Moving house

Tell us if you move house. Contact Call Derbyshire tel: 01629 533190. We'll update our records so any correspondence is sent to the correct address.

Department of Transport Blue Badge scheme information

Blue Badge scheme local authority guidance on administering and enforcing the scheme is available from the Department of Transport.

If you need more information or advice about the Blue Badge Scheme: