The blue European parking badge allows people with severe walking difficulties to park close to places they wish to visit. The badge is personal to you and can be used in any vehicle in which you travel either as a driver or a passenger.
Blue Badge holders can park:
Please remember, you must display both your badge and clock to park on yellow lines or in a disabled parking bay.
To stop people misusing Blue Badges, we issue parking tickets to vehicles parked incorrectly or appearing to break the rules. In some circumstances, we may need to move vehicles to our car pound. Where we believe there is clear evidence of a Blue Badge being misused, we may also prosecute the person believed to have misused the badge.
If you receive a parking ticket while displaying a Blue Badge, you have the same rights to challenge it as any other motorist.
You are automatically entitled to a badge if:
If you do not meet one of the automatic criteria, but you have a permanent and substantial disability that makes walking difficult, we will need to assess your eligibility. This may take longer to process.
We don’t issue Blue Badges for people with temporary conditions.
Only one badge can be issued per person for their personal use in whichever vehicle they travel.
In certain circumstances, if you can’t sign the application yourself, we need your photograph and details, but someone else can sign the application on your behalf. We will ask this person for proof they have the power to do this, for example proof of power of attorney.
To apply for a Blue Badge or request an application form:
Post your completed form to:
Accessible Transport Team
h&f Direct Centre
1st floor Hammersmith Town Hall Extension
New, renewed or replaced badges cost £10. This charge covers administration, production and postage. You will need to pay when you collect your badge.
Once your request for a Blue Badge has been agreed, it will take up to two weeks before the badge is available for collection.
You will need to renew your Blue Badge when your old one expires. To prevent misuse, we do not automatically send a new one to you.
You can't park:
You must display your parking badge and clock clearly on your dashboard, not overlapping each other. The badge must have the wheelchair symbol facing up. Don’t display the side with your photograph and personal details. You could get a parking fine if you don’t display your Blue Badge correctly.
You should keep your badge safe and only display it when you need to use it for parking. Leaving the badge displayed makes the writing fade which could lead to a fine, and is an open invitation to thieves. If your badge fades, or is damaged, please tell us so we can replace it.
Please tell us if your badge has been lost or stolen. If your badge has been stolen you should also contact the police. They will give you a crime number which you should give us and we will replace your badge.
Parking in Macfarlane Road and Hopgood Street in zone G is restricted to permit holders only.
Blue Badge holders who want to park in the permit holder bays in Macfarlane Road and Hopgood Street must display both a valid zone G smart visitor permit and the Blue Badge, but you do not need to activate the visitor permit.
We issue visitor permits to residents in zone G to allow their visitors to park. They offer pre-paid parking for residents’ visitors and usually need to be activated when displayed in a visitor’s vehicle.
Visit our Smart visitor permit webpage