Blue Badges parking permits for disabled people

If you’re disabled, have severe mobility problems and have difficulty using public transport, you may qualify for a Blue Badge.

If you are a resident within a controlled parking zone (CPZ) and hold a blue badge you can also apply for a free residential virtual permit.  To find out how to apply, please see the residents parking permit webpage.

It's a way you can park close to your destination and  travel independently.

For information on what the scheme covers and who can apply, read Can I get a Blue Badge (PDF, 775KB).

It is a criminal offence to use someone else’s blue badge or drive a vehicle displaying a badge unless the badge holder is a passenger in the vehicle. If you do so you are liable for a fine of up to £1,000.

Apply for a Blue Badge Click to get info

To apply for a badge you can do one of the following:

You’ll need to supply the following with your application:

  • One passport size photograph, with your name and the date printed on the back
  • A copy of a proof of address such as a current council tax bill or tenancy agreement or a utility bill dated within the last three months
  • A copy of confirmation of identity such as a national insurance card, medical card or passport
  • A copy of evidence of higher rate mobility component of Disability Living Allowance or War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement (if applicable)

Please do not send us original documents.

You can return your completed application form and supporting evidence:

Paying for a Blue Badge Click to get info

Before you can apply for a Blue Badge you’ll need to pay a £10 administration fee . If your application is unsuccessful we’ll refund the fee by the method you paid with.

You can pay online, or make debit or credit card payments by calling Waltham Forest Direct on 020 8496 3000.

Pay for your Blue Badge online

We don’t charge for replacement badges if the original card has been stolen or is faded. You’ll need to give us either a copy of the crime report which includes the crime reference number or return the faded badge.

Where  How to display
Waiting restrictions for three hours Badge and clock displayed to arrival time
PaybyPhone bays Badge displayed
Shared use bays Badge displayed
Market trader bays for three hours  Badge and clock displayed to arrival time
Short stay parking bays without time restrictions Badge displayed
On street disabled bays max stay three hours, no return same day Badge and clock displayed to arrival time
Car park disabled bays max stay three hours, no return same day Badge and clock displayed to arrival time
Car parks, other bays without restrictions Badge displayed


Contact Click to get info

The mobility team is unable to see personal callers.

Mobility Team

Waltham Forest Council
Town Hall
Forest Road
E17 4JF 

Phone: 020 8496 3000

If you don't have access to a computer, you can visit a Library Plus branch where you can use a self-service pc to log your request/report. Staff are available to support you if you need it.​​​​​​​