Blue Badge Scheme

Important information

We have put in place alternative arrangements while the Hub is closed.

Blue badges

The Blue Badge scheme provides parking concessions for people with severe mobility problems, or someone who is unable to undertake any journey because it would cause overwhelming psychological distress. The scheme operates throughout the UK and is recognised throughout the European Union.

On 30 August 2019, the Department for Transport introduced new criteria to include 'hidden disabilities'.

Apply for or renew a Blue Badge

We have put in place alternative arrangements while the Hub is closed.

If anyone would like advice or information from Adult Care Services you can still contact us Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm, on 0161 253 5151 - please be aware lines will be very busy.

The Blue Badge parking permit service will continue to accept applications, but please do not go to Textile Hall. Instead, call 0161 253 6855.

If you have already made a telephone application, use the online form below, where you can upload your ID and photographs.

Blue Badge Application - Submit you evidence online

In order for this process to work, we will require all applicants to provide an email address.

All Blue Badge parking permit face-to-face appointments with an occupational therapist are cancelled.

If you have already made an application and have been told you need to see the occupational therapist, do not visit Textile Hall, but instead upload your medical evidence using this online form:

Blue Badge application - Submit occupational therapist evidence

Please call 0161 253 6855 (option 1) for all other queries about Blue Badge parking permits.

We apologise for any inconvenience, but hope that customers understand why we have had to take this temporary measure.

Blue Badge appeal

If your application has been declined and you disagree with the decision, you can appeal within 28 days. Please complete the form below with as much information as possible, and upload any supporting evidence. The panel will make a decision within 60 days of receiving your appeal.

Blue Badge appeal

Using a Blue Badge in Bury

You must be in the vehicle, either as the driver or as a passenger, when your badge is being used, or being picked up.

There are designated disabled spaces in car parks throughout the borough, for the use of Blue Badge holders, where you can park for free. You can also park for up to 3 hours on single or double yellow lines.

Replace a lost or stolen Blue Badge?

You will need to report your badge lost or stolen to the police on Report My Loss and get a Crime Reference Number before you can replace your badge. You can replace your badge over the telephone on 0161-253-6855. You will be charged £10 for a replacement badge.

Blue Badge fraud

If you wish to report fraud or misuse of a Blue Badge, please complete the following form with as much information as possible. You can do this anonymously if you wish.

Report a Blue Badge fraud

Contact for Blue Badge team