Apply for a Blue Badge Parking Permit
Disabled parking badges are issued to people who have a permanent and substantial physical disability which significantly affects their mobility.
Can I get a Blue Badge?
Before you apply we advise you to read:
The leaflet provides a handy guide about medical conditions that are covered by the Blue Badge scheme.
Apply or renew
The way that you apply for a Blue Badge has changed in line with a Department for Transport led initiative. All Blue Badge applications now need to be completed online.
This means you can complete the whole process online and instead of posting supporting documents separately, the new form allows you to upload them at the time of applying. The form also contains a complete step by step guide on how to do this.
You can complete the online application using a mobile telephone, tablet or computer. If you can’t get online there are free to use computers at your local library or we can help you at your nearest Solihull Connect Walk-In Centre.
Once completed your application and supporting documents will be securely delivered to the Solihull Connect Blue Badge Team. The processing time for all applications is approximately 6 weeks.
If you require any support or assistance to understand the changes please speak to one of our team and we will be happy to guide you through the process. You can contact the Blue Badge Team by:
Pay for a Blue Badge
You can pay the £10 fee for a Blue Badge online.
You should only pay at this stage if you:
- receive the Higher Rate of the Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance
- receive a Personal Independence Payment for being unable to walk further than 50 metres (a score of 8 points or more under the ‘moving around’ activity of the mobility component)
- are severely sight impaired (blind)
- receive a War Pensioner’s Mobility Supplement; or
- receive a qualifying award under the Armed Forces and Reserve Forces (Compensation) Scheme
If you do not meet the above criteria your £10 fee will only be required after your application has been approved.
What if my Blue Badge is lost or stolen?
If your Blue Badge is lost or stolen please contact us on 0121 704 6000.
If your Blue Badge has been stolen you must also contact the police to obtain a crime reference number on 101.
There is a £10 re-application cost for lost or stolen Blue Badges