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Blue Badges

The Blue Badge scheme helps people with severe mobility problems, park close to their destination.

Lancashire County Council administers the Blue Badge scheme. We issue badges under the Department for Transport guidelines and regulations.


Please check you meet the eligibility for a Blue Badge and read the important information before you apply.

You can apply for a blue badge with Lancashire County Council here: Blue Badges - Lancashire County Council

You will qualify for a Blue Badge without further assessment if you:

  • receive a Personal Independence Payment (PIP)* with the following: 

    • 8 points or more for the 'Moving Around' part of the mobility section 

    • 10 points in the 'Planning and Following a Journey' part of the mobility section. The description must be: unable to undertake a journey due to considerable psychological distress.

  • receive the higher rate of the mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance.

  • receive a war pensioner's mobility supplement.

  • are registered blind (partially sighted is not an automatic qualification).

Physical disabilities

You may qualify for a badge if you are over two years old and:

  • have an enduring and substantial disability, which means you are unable to walk or have considerable difficulty whilst walking.

  • drive a motor vehicle regularly, have a severe disability in both arms and are unable to operate, or have considerable difficulty in operating, all or some types of parking meters.

Non-physical disabilities

You may qualify for a badge if you are more than two years old and:

  • are unable to walk.

  • experience very considerable difficulty whilst walking during the course of a journey, including considerable psychological distress.

  • could be at risk of serious harm, or pose a risk of serious harm to another person.

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