Blue Badge fraud and misuse

The badge is for the badge holder only – it’s a criminal offence to let anyone else use it when you’re not in the car. It must only be used when the person it belongs to is in the vehicle.

You must not let people use your badge on your behalf unless you’re with them, even for things like shopping or collecting parcels for you. We investigate and prosecute Blue Badge misuse and fraud. If you’re found guilty of misusing a Blue Badge you could be fined up to £1,000. If your Blue Badge is confiscated, it will only be returned following a full investigation. The badge remains the property of the issuing local council. They can ask for the badge to be returned if it is being misused.

The Blue Badge scheme: rights and responsibilities

Report misuse

Let us know if you think someone is using a Blue Badge they are not eligible for.