Blue Badge parking scheme
The Blue Badge Scheme will help you park closer to your destination if you have a disability or health condition which affects your ability to walk.
You can use your Blue Badge in any vehicle as long as the person who owns the badge is travelling in the vehicle.
Make a new application for a Blue badge
Who can get a Blue Badge?
You can check if you can get a Blue Badge at the Gov.UK website. You will also find further information on the application process.
Apply for a Blue Badge
What you need to apply
Please send your documents by post, including your full name and address on your documents or scan them and email it to the Independenttravelteam@brent.gov.uk.
What happens after you've applied
It can take up to six weeks for you to receive your Blue Badge.
If your application is for the new Hidden Disability criteria, these applications are taking longer to process and our current processing times are 12 to 13 weeks.
You may be asked to do a mobility assessment. A health professional will look at your ability to carry out a range of mobility activities.
If we need any further information from you, we will contact you
Cost of a Blue Badge
There is a £10 charge for the Blue Badge.
Each time you renew your Blue Badge or apply for one, you will need to pay the £10 charge.
Once your application has been approved, you will receive a letter with a code and guidelines on how to make a payment online. We do not accept cash or cheques. If you apply and do not qualify, you will not need to pay the £10 charge.
Using your Blue badge
Where you can use your badge
The Blue Badge is valid throughout the European Union (please check local area for parking restrictions.
You can park without charge or time limit in:
- on street disabled bays
- on street pay and display or parking meter bays
- permit holder bays
- and for up to three hours on yellow lines when the Blue Badge is accompanied by a correctly set and displayed time clock.
You cannot use your Blue Badge where a ban on loading or unloading is in force. This is indicated by either double kerb markings or single kerb markings and a corresponding time plate.
The concessions provided under the scheme do not generally apply to off-street car parks, such as those at supermarkets and hospitals, or privately owned roads.
Congestion charge discount
If you hold a valid Blue Badge, you can register for a 100 percent discount. There is a £10 fee for this discount. This scheme is run by Transport for London.
Existing badge holders
Renew your badge
To renew your badge you will need to make a new application either:
Please apply at least 6 weeks before your current badge expires. You will need to pay the £10 fee for a renewal.
Changing your vehicle
You do not need to update us if you have changed your vehicle as the Blue badge is issued to the holder who can use it in any vehicle they are travelling in.
Report your badge lost, damaged or stolen
If your Blue Badge has been lost or stolen, please complete the Blue Badge Replacement Form on our website.
There will be a £10 charge for all lost or damaged Blue Badges.
Returning your Blue badge to us
If the Blue Badge holder has passed away, please return the Blue Badge to:
Independent Travel Team, Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, Middlesex HA9 0FJ
Additional support you can apply for
You cannot use the scheme for off-street parking. But you can apply for:
- a crossover marking - a white line marked on the road to prevent others from obstructing a disabled person`s driveway. Apply using the 'apply for white lines' form
- a disabled person's parking place
The scheme allows disabled people to exchange their Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance or War Pensioners' Mobility Supplement for:
- a new car
- a new powered wheelchair or
- a new scooter.
Registering as a disabled person
Currently, due to COVID19 restrictions, we are unable to produce yellow cards until it is safe to return to the office.
If you have a disability you can apply to be registered as a disabled person and get a yellow card. This will allow you to receive concessions on accessing leisure facilities in Brent for registered disabled people.
To apply for a yellow card call us on 020 8937 5796 and press option one.
Things to Read
- Transport for All
- Disabled Motoring UK
- Blue Badge Scheme
- GOV UK: Disability Premiums (Income Support)
- Freedom Pass: London Councils
- TFL: Congestion Charge
- National Fraud Initiative
- medical conditions, disabilities and driving
Things to do
- Contact the Independent Travel Team via our contact us online form.
- GOV UK: Apply for Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
The council carry out checks to prevent and detect fraud. All types of fraud and corruption allegations affecting the council are investigated, including those related to Independent Travel consisting of Blue Badge, Freedom Passes, Taxi-Card Service. View further information, including how we may file and retain records.