The Blue Badge Scheme is designed to help people with a disability to lead independent lives. The badge provides parking concessions for on-street parking by allowing badge holders to park close to their destination. Holders may also benefit from a special parking bay. Please note that it is Dundee City Council Policy to charge £20 for the issue of Blue Badges and it might take up to 12 weeks if you need an assessment. To apply or renew your Blue Badge online you will need: National Insurance number or NHS Number Proof of your address Proof of your identity A passport photo Details of your current badge (if you have one) Apply for a Blue Badge If your application is successful, you will receive an email requesting payment for your badge. Payments can be made by clicking on the link provided on your award email or via MyDundee. Pay for a Blue Badge Your Blue Badge will be posted out to your home address. Eligibility for a Blue Badge If you're a driver or a passenger and you have mobility issues, you may be eligible for a Blue Badge. Registered blind people and people with very severe upper limb disabilities, who drive a vehicle but cannot turn a steering wheel by hand are also covered by the scheme. Blue Badges usually last up to 3 years. If you already have a Blue Badge, you should reapply for a new one a few weeks before the expire date printed on your Blue Badge. You might be required to attend a Mobility Assessment or provide up-to-date evidence of your eligibility. Some people can get a Blue Badge automatically due to being eligible without an assessment; the Eligibility Checker will provide you with information as to who can be automatically approved. Visit the mygov.scot website for more information regarding Eligibility Checker. Lost, stolen or damaged Blue BadgesIf your Blue Badge has been lost, stolen or damaged, and it is not expiring in the next 3 months, you can request a replacement online by following the link - Replace a lost, stolen or damaged Blue Badge. Misuse of a Blue Badge Please find information on how to use your Blue Badge correctly on the Citizens Advice Scotland website. You can report Blue Badge misuse via the Fraud Report Form. Application process for individuals who are terminally illFast Track Application - This is a process which allows people who have a terminal illness that seriously limits their mobility to be processed as a priority. A DS1500 form can be obtained from your Health Professional and you should present this to the Blue Badge Team along with your application form. Blue Badge AppealsInformation about how to appeal if a Blue Badge application has been unsuccessful. Blue Badge LEZ Exemption The Scottish LEZ Exemption System is now live and available to the public. Further information and access is available through the LEZ website Blue Badge Exemption page. The Scottish LEZ Exemption System is now live for personal Blue Badge holders to register their vehicles for a LEZ exemption. The Vehicle Checker is now live on the official LEZ website which allows members of the public to enter their vehicle registration number to check if their vehicle will comply with LEZ standards. More information on the Blue Badge exemption can be found on the Blue Badge Exemption page of the official LEZ website. What is an Independent Mobility Assessment? The aim of the new Independent Mobility Assessment process is to provide an objective and consistent independent assessment of applicants’ eligibility under the ‘unable to walk’ or ‘virtually unable to walk’ criteria. Depending on the information provided on your application form, it may be possible to make a decision without further assessment or you may be requested to attend an Independent Mobility Assessment. Independent Mobility Assessments are also being used to help avoid compromising the GP/patient relationship. The purpose of the Independent Mobility Assessment is to assess a client on an individual basis; the appointment will last approximately 30 minutes and is carried out informally at our Dundee Independent Living and Community Equipment Centre office, Charles Bowman Avenue, Dundee, DD4 9UB. Important - Scam Information We have been made aware that another website offering to "assist" with a Blue Badge application is available via a number of major search engines. We have contacted these search engines to highlight this website. The URL is http:⁄⁄bluebadgeuk.org/blue_badge/apply.php and http:⁄⁄parkingservicesonline.org where a fee of £49 is charged to assist with an application for a Blue Badge.Please note that this website is not associated with the Blue Badge Service. We are advising any citizens that contact us that applications can be made for free via https://www.gov.uk/apply-blue-badge, or directly to local authorities. Useful links and information relating to Blue Badges What are my Rights and Responsibilities of being a badge holder, please follow this link: The Blue Badge Scheme: Rights and Responsibilities in Scotland Where can I park? – Section Two (page 14) covers this, please follow this link: The Blue Badge Scheme: Rights and Responsibilities in Scotland What do I do, my badge is lost/ stolen, please follow this link: https://bluebadge.direct.gov.uk/directgovlost.html Support for improved mobility and access for disabled people - Disabled Motoring UK Disabled Motoring UK is a national membership charity fighting to improve mobility and access for all disabled people including drivers, passengers, Blue Badge holders, scooter and wheelchair users. The charity campaigns at national and local government level and works closely with other organisations such as Motability, the British Parking Association and the Department for Transport. Disabled Motoring UK is the only UK campaigning charity specifically concerned with the personal mobility and transport needs of disabled people. If you would like further information about our charity please follow this link: http://www.disabledmotoring.org Downloadable FormsNo Further Assessment Required Form (310KB PDF)Further Assessment Required Form (328KB PDF)Organisation Application Form (257KB PDF)Under 3 Application Form (319KB PDF) Contact Us If you need assistance with your application, you can contact the Blue Badge Team by emailing email@example.com or by calling 01382 438335.