Blue badge parking permit
The Blue Badge Scheme is a national arrangement of parking concessions for people with disabilities who travel either as drivers or passengers. The scheme also applies to people who are registered blind or severely sight impaired and people with very severe disabilities in both arms who regularly drive a vehicle but cannot operate or have considerable difficulty in operating all or some types of parking meter.
A blue badge helps holders to park close to their destination. National concessions apply only to on-street parking as off-street car parks are governed by separate rules.
Badge issue fee and validity
The blue badge issue fee is £10. This will apply to all types of new badge applications and renewals. Subject to entitlement, badges are normally issued for a period of three years.
Blue Badge parking
Pay on exit
Blue badge holders who are Cheshire West and Chester borough residents and who have a micro-chipped Blue Badge may park in any Council owned pay on exit car park in Chester for up to four hours without charge.
Blue Badge holders – microchip sticker application
From 30 November 2015 some of Chester’s city centre car parks became ‘pay on exit’, with a barrier in operation. Blue Badge holders can now apply for a special microchip sticker to ensure they are still able to park for four hours free of charge in these car parks. After submitting their application, blue badge holders can take their badge to one of the following locations in Chester - the Forum, Dial House on Hamilton Place or Dial House Shopmobility on Frodsham Street.
Applying for a Blue Badge
- Qualification and eligibility criteria
- Apply online via the .gov website
- Blue Badge application form (PDF, 444KB)
- Blue Badge organisation application (PDF, 254KB)
- Blue Badge scheme: rights and responsibilities
Or call us and we can arrange to have a copy of the form sent to you.
- Email: email@example.com
- Telephone: 0300 123 7040
Alternatively, you can collect and return an application form from any of the Council offices listed below:
- Write: Blue Badge Team, Wyvern House, The Drumber, Winsford, CW7 1AH
- Visit: Customer service centres
Application forms can also be collected from and returned to all local libraries except from Elton, Hoole and Willaston libraries.
Please note that new and renewal applications take approximately one month to process. We recommend that you apply for a renewal one month prior to the date of expiry.
Renewing a blue badge
We need to assess a persons mobility every three years to check their eligibility for a Blue Badge. Therefore we process a renewal application in the same manner as a new application. If you wish to renew your Blue Badge please complete the Blue Badge application form or apply online as detailed in the Applying for a Blue Badge section of this page.