Using your Blue Badge
The Blue Badge rights and responsibilities booklet (Gov.uk) which is distributed with all new blue badges explains how to use your Blue Badge and where you can park. When you park you may need to check if charges apply and if there are any parking restrictions.
- A blue badge may be used in a disabled parking bay and more details of where you can park is explained in the rights and responsibility booklet and is often given on parking signs.
- A Blue Badge holder is responsible for the badge and must not let anyone else use it or photocopy it.
- You must make sure it's displayed the correct way up, as stated on your badge.
- Blue Badges are the property of Surrey County Council and are clearly printed with an expiry date.
- If the blue badge has expired it should be cut up and disposed of, if it is no longer required it should be returned to Surrey County Council with a short explanation.
- It is illegal to use your badge after its expiry date. However, between now and the end of September, if your badge has recently expired and you have applied for a new one but not yet received it, you can use your current badge in borough and district car parks. You can renew your Blue Badge online.
- If a Blue Badge is misused we can de-register it and the maximum penalty for incorrect use of the badge is a fine of £1000.
Exemption from the congestion charge
If you wish to claim exemption to the congestion charge you will need to register with Transport for London.
You can use your Blue Badge in all European countries and make use of the same disabled parking concessions.