Parking for disabled and older people

Blue badge scheme

Apply for a Blue Badge

Please note that face to face mobility assessment for Blue Badge, Freedom Pass and Taxicard applications have been suspended untl further notice as part of the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID 19) precautions. The weekly concessionary travel drop in sessions held on Thursday afternoons have also been suspended. Due to this and other measures, some Blue Badge, Freedom Pass and Taxicard applications may be delayed while resources are focused on essential service. Please avoid contacting the Council unless it it is to report an urgent issue.

You can apply for a Blue Badge through GOV.UK. There is a £10.00 charge, this is the only fee that will apply and will be refunded if you are not successful.

Once you have submitted your application please pay on-line.

Pay for your blue badge

Applications may take up to eight weeks to process. So if you are applying for a review of your Blue Badge, please apply at least 12 weeks before your current badge is due to expire.

Please note that we offer a weekly support session every Thursday afternoon from 2pm-4pm for those applying for a Blue Badge where we will talk through the process and what evidence is required.

This is a drop-in service, we are located in the Information & Advice Centre, Ground Floor, Guildhall 2. If you require assistance accessing the building please call 020 8547 5005 and we can arrange this. 

 We are always happy to provide assistance with completing the application form. Please contact us you have any difficulties.

Displaying the Blue Badge in your car allows you to park in dedicated parking bays. This helps you park closer to your destination. Even if you don't have a car you can use your Blue Badge in someone else's car, when they drive you somewhere.

You can find out more about the Blue Badge scheme from GOV.UK.

Lost or stolen Blue Badges

If your Blue Badge has been lost or stolen, please email [email protected] or write to us to report this, we can then cancel the missing badge and arrange for a new one be posted to you. Please note that you will need to pay a £10 fee before the replacement badge can be issued, this can be paid via the above payment link. The replacement badge will have the same expiration date as the missing badge and will need to be renewed as normal before this date using the GOV.UK application form.

Where you can park with a Blue Badge

Yellow lines - Blue Badge holders may park on a single or double yellow line for up to three hours except where there is a ban on loading or unloading, as indicated by an adjacent time plate and markings on the kerb beside the yellow line(s), and parts of central London where local schemes apply.

Controlled Parking Zones - Blue Badge holders may park free of charge with no time limits within Controlled Parking Zones & Permit Parking Areas. This includes residents only bays and pay and dispaly bays. The Blue Badge must be displayed at all times.

Disabled parking bays - You may park for free, for as long as is required, unless signs state otherwise with a limited time allowed in the bay.

Blue Badge parking bays 

We provide parking bays throughout the borough particularly within Kingston Town Centre and local shopping areas for the exclusive use of blue badge holders.

Some disabled parking bays are time limited; please check the signs carefully when you park. If there are no times displayed the bay is in operation 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Your rights and responsibilities

You, and those who drive you, need to know your rights and responsibilities when using a Blue Badge. The Blue Badge scheme guide details your rights and responsibilities and sets out the rules for when and where you can park.

Kingston Hospital - New car parking charge for Blue Badge Holders

From 7 January 2019 a £2.00 flat rate car parking charge will apply to Blue Badge Holders, however you will need to register your vehicle to use the reduced rate.

You can register on the Kingston Hospital website.

You will need to provide your name, email, Blue Badge Holder number and car registration.