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Apply for a Blue Badge

Blue Badge permits provide parking concessions if you have severe mobility problems and have difficulty using public transport. Blue Badge holders can either be the driver or the passenger of a vehicle they are travelling in.

Without further assessment Blue Badge

You qualify for a Blue Badge without any assessment if you are over two years old and you:

  • Receive the Higher Rate of the Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance (HRMCDLA); or
  • Receive 8 points or more under the 'moving around’ descriptor of the mobility component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP); or
  • Are registered blind (severely sight impaired); or
  • Receive the War Pensioner’s Mobility Supplement (WPMS); or
  • Have been both awarded a lump sum benefit at tariffs 1-8 of the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme and certified as having a permanent and substantial disability which causes inability to walk or very considerable difficulty in walking.

If you apply online on the Gov.uk website you will need to send or email your proof of entitlement, photo (if not uploaded) and any supporting documents to: bluebadges@rutland.gov.uk or Rutland County Council, Catmose Street, Oakham, LE15 6HP

Alternatively, you can take your application, photo & supporting documents to Customer Services for them to be checked. View a list of accepted proofs, and read our guidance on photo ID.  

A £10 application fee is also payable.

Blue Badge Application Form

Subject to further assessment Blue Badge

You (or your representative) will also need to complete Section 3 of the Blue Badge application form to prove you are eligible subject to further assessment Blue Badge if you are:

  • Over two years of age and have permanent and substantial disability which means you cannot walk, or makes walking very difficult. 
  • Drive a motor vehicle regularly, have a severe disability in both arms, and are unable to or would find it difficult to operate all or some types of parking meter.
  • Apply on behalf of a child under the age of two who has a medical condition that requires bulky medical equipment or immediate access to a vehicle for treatment.

If you apply online on the Gov.uk website you will need to send or email your proof of entitlement, photo (if not uploaded) and any supporting documents to: bluebadges@rutland.gov.uk or Rutland County Council, Catmose Street, Oakham, LE15 6HP 

Alternatively, you can take your application, photo & supporting documents to Customer Services for them to be checked. View a list of accepted proofs, and read our guidance on photo ID.   

A £10 application fee is also payable.

How to pay

  • A cheque made payable to Rutland County Council can be put in the post.
  • You can pay in person at the Customer Service Desk – Please note cash payments are no longer accepted at our Customer Service Desk.  Payment can be made by Debit/Credit Card or Cheque. 
  • Or you can call Customer Services on 01572 722577 and make a payment over the phone.

Rights and responsibilities

The Department for Transport has developed a useful guide for Blue Badge holders. It explains your responsibilities as a badge holder as well as how to display the badge and when you need to use a parking clock. Visit the Gov.uk website to find out more.  It should be noted that the Blue Badge remains the property of the issuing local authority which has powers to withdraw the Blue Badge in some circumstances. The authority may also require the return of a Blue Badge on account of its misuse leading to a relevant conviction, or where the authority is satisfied that the Blue Badge was obtained by false representation.

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