To be eligible for a Blue Badge your organisation must be responsible for the care and transportation of disabled people. There must be a clear need for an organisational badge, instead of using an individual's badge that can be used in any vehicle.
It is unlikely that taxi or private hire and community transport operators would be eligible, as they are not usually concerned with the care of disabled people. However, such operators are able to use an individual’s badge when carrying that person as a passenger.
How to apply
The quickest, easiest and most secure way to apply for or renew an Organisational Blue Badge is at GOV.UK.
When applying online make sure you:
- regularly save your application
- make a note of your tracking reference number (exactly as it is written using upper and lower case letters)
Then you can go back and access your information at any point. Due to security reasons the online system will lock you out after 30 minutes.
Other ways to apply
You can also apply by completing and returning this downloadable form (PDF, 145 KB).
Terms and conditions
All employees of the organisation who will be using the badge should be reminded that they must only use it for the purposes of transporting disabled people in their care, who meet one or more of the eligibility criteria for a badge.
These employees should also be made aware that if they use the badge to take advantage of the concessions when there are no passengers in the vehicle who are eligible for a badge, they will face a fine of up to £1000.