Having a certain condition or disability does not mean you will be awarded a Blue Badge. Each application will be considered on an individual case-by-case basis.
Blue Badges are for drivers, passengers or children with severe mobility problems and for those who are registered blind. The scheme allows badge holders to access goods, services and facilities, which they would otherwise be unable to, by allowing them to park closer to their destination. The scheme applies only to on-street parking.
In all cases, the purpose of issuing a Badge is to enable the applicant to undertake journeys that would not otherwise be possible, or which are only possible with very considerable difficulty.
Who can apply
A person is automatically eligible for a badge if they are over two years old and meet at least one of the following criteria. Proof that they meet the criteria must be provided.
A person who doesn't meet the above criteria may still qualify if one of the following apply:
Proof of address and identity
We will accept the following as proof of address and identity:
You will need to upload a recent digital photo to be printed on the back of your Blue Badge. Make sure it:
- has a plain light background
- shows your face clearly
- includes your shoulders
Badges for organisations
Organisations concerned with the care of disabled people can apply for a Blue Badge for vehicles like minibuses or specially adapted vehicles if they:
- care for and transport disabled people who would meet the eligibility criteria for an individual Blue Badge; and
- have a clear need for an organisational badge rather than using the individual Blue Badges of people it transports.
Apply, re-apply or report a lost or stolen Blue Badge
Fill in our simple online form.
You should re-apply for a Blue Badge at least 8 weeks before your current one expires.
You will need to provide up to date evidence and may need to attend an assessment to determine if you still qualify.
Clock Completing this form for automatic criteria takes around 15 minutes
Clock Completing this form for assessed criteria takes around 25 minutes
Paperclip To complete this form you will need to provide proof of identity, proof of address, a recent photograph and a debit card to pay £10.Apply online
After you've applied
If you are eligible, your Blue Badge will be sent to your home address.
If you are not eligible, your payment will be refunded and you will be notified of the reason you are not eligible.
If you would like to apply for a Blue Badge and you do not have access to a computer, you can call Kirklees Direct on 01484 414847 or you can use a self-service computer at one of our Customer Service Centres.