Blue Badges

The purpose of the Blue Badge Scheme is to help those who have a permanent and substantial disability and are unable to walk, or have considerable difficulty in walking, by making it easier for them to park closer to their destination.  The applicant may be the driver or passenger. However the Blue Badge scheme has been extended to include those with cognitive impairments.

Before applying for a Blue Badge

You will need to have all the relevant evidence to make your claim before you apply. This includes:

  • Proof of identification.
  • National Insurance number.
  • Passport standard photograph (ONLY if application successful). 
  • Proof of residency.

Check your eligibility online >>

Once you've completed the online form you'll need to attend in person, in order to verify identity / proof of residency and protect against fraudulent applications and abuse of the scheme.


If your application is turned down

If your application is turned down we will tell you why and, you can ask us to reconsider your case if you are able to provide the relevant supporting medical evidence. You can also re-apply if your mobility problems become more serious, but, we will not consider a new application within 6 months of your last application unless your mobility has deteriorated significantly.


When can I re-apply for a Blue Badge that is due to expire?

If you’re looking to re-appy for a Blue Badge we can accept applications up to 6 weeks before expiry.


Expired Blue Badges

You must return your expired badge, failure to do so may result in your badge being withdrawn. Should the badge holder pass away then please ensure the badge is returned to us. 


Returning Blue Badges

Please return badges to one of the following offices:

  • One Stop Shop, Civic Centre,  Neath, SA11 3QZ
  • One Stop Shop, Civic Centre, Port Talbot,  SA13 1PJ


Is there a charge for the blue badge? 

There is no charge for individual Badges in Wales, although organisations will be charged £10.00.



Disabled on street parking

Who is eligible for the Blue Badge scheme?

Special rules for children under three years old

Organisational Blue Badges


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Last Updated: 02.02.2015 at 11:56

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