Lost, Stolen or Damaged Badge
The loss or theft of a Blue Badge must be reported to your nearest Police Station who will issue you with a crime reference or lost property number.
There is a £5.52 fee for the replacement of a lost, stolen or damaged badge, please contact the Local Area Office (with your crime reference or lost property number) to pay the fee and arrange for the completion of a Replacement Badge form
Returning a Blue Badge
Should you display your badge when it is no longer required you could be prosecuted and fined up to £1000. A Blue Badge must be returned to the issuing Local Authority if:
- It has expired
- The badge holder no longer qualifies for a blue badge after a period of rehabilitation
- It is damaged
- A replacement is issued and subsequently the original is located
- The badge holder is deceased
For identification and enforcement purposes, all Blue Badges depict a photograph of the Blue Badge holder. The photograph must be in accordance with passport standards, details can be found at Get a Passport Photo (Opens in a new window or downloads a file). If a physical photograph is provided, this should be signed on the back by the applicant.
If you are declined a Blue Badge, you can request a review, please contact the Blue Badge team by email or in writing in the first instance.
It is a criminal offence to misuse a Blue Badge. Your Blue Badge must not be altered, copied or displayed when expired or when no longer required.
Misuse of a Blue Badge could lead to prosecution and a fine of up to £1000.
There is a £20 fee for successful Blue Badge applications.
There is a £5.52 charge for the replacement of a lost badge.
Fees will be payable on collection of the badge.
If you have a query regarding Blue Badges, first check the FAQs (Opens in a new window or downloads a file) for further information.
To contact the Blue Badge team, email firstname.lastname@example.org