Disabled parking / Blue Badge fraud

The Blue Badge scheme helps disabled people with severe mobility problems to access goods and services by allowing them to park close to their destination. A Blue Badge is the property of the issuing authority.

It is a criminal offence to display:

  • an out of date Blue Badge
  • a family or friend’s Blue Badge without the badge holder being present
  • a stolen Blue Badge
  • a forged or counterfeit Blue Badge
  • a deceased person’s Blue Badge.

Blue Badge misuse is a criminal offence which can lead to:

  • a £1,000 fine
  • a criminal record, and
  • the badge being withdrawn.

Report Blue Badge Fraud

If you suspect that Blue Badge fraud is taking place, report it to the
Fraud Hotline on 020 8359 2007 or email

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