Blue Badge Scheme


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

To apply for a new blue badge parking permit or to renew your blue badge please telephone 0161 253 6855, you will need your national insurance number and a debit card to make payment. Following a successful application you will be advised what to do next.

Following successful application of your blue badge over the phone only

Only if you have already made a telephone application and been advised you qualify for a blue badge and we have asked you to supply evidence please use the online form below, where you can upload your ID and photographs. Please do not complete this form unless you have applied for a blue badge or renewal over the phone first.

Blue Badge application - Submit your ID and medical evidence online

You will need to provide an email address.

Following a blue badge application over the phone you have been asked to supply medical evidence for an Occupation Therapist

If you have already made an application for a blue badge over the phone and have been informed you need to see upload your medical evidence for an occupational therapist, please upload the evidence using the form below, currently due to the Covid pandemic face to face visits are cancelled:

Blue Badge application - Submit occupational therapist evidence

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