Blue badge scheme
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You need to apply online for a blue badge - even if you are currently or have previously been a blue badge holder.
We no longer accept paper application forms. If you cannot apply online, or have nobody to assist you, Walsall Connected can help you with your application. They are based in libraries and community hubs around the borough. You will need to ring your chosen Walsall Connected site to check availability before you visit. Remember to take relevant evidence and identification with you, to help with your application, and a payment card for the application fee.
For any other enquires, find out how Walsall Council can help you.
All applications are treated as new applications. This allows us to work out your current eligibility for a blue badge.
You will need to complete the online application form in full, along with:
- required documentation (even if you have provided this with previous applications)
Apply for a new badge at least 16 weeks before your current badge expires if you believe you are still eligible. You can also apply if your badge has already expired. Your application may take up to 16 weeks to be assessed.
As well as providing as much detail as possible in your application, it is your responsibility to provide supporting evidence. This helps to speed up our screening process. We do not have access to your medical records and are unable to request these on your behalf.
Walsall Council is not responsible for any charges you may incur for obtaining medical reports or other evidence to support your application.
Although there are lots of conditions that can be life limiting, the government defines an individual as “terminal” if their death is reasonably expected within the next six months. People who meet this definition are often provided with a DS1500 form by their healthcare professional. This form is used as evidence to support terminal applications.
You may need to have an assessment, even if you have been a blue badge holder in the past. We carry out assessments over the phone, using the contact numbers on your application form. We will contact you to arrange a date and time for an assessment if this is required.
Eligibility decisions can take up to 14 days after an assessment.
We will issue your badge if your application is approved and we have received the required documentation, payment and photograph.
You should expect your badge to be delivered to your home address within two to three weeks.
If any of the supporting documentation is missing, we'll contact you using the email address you provided on your application form to ask for this. We'll issue your badge once we receive it.
We will contact you using the email address you provided on the application form to inform you of our decision. If you do not agree with the decision, the letter will tell you how to make a request for a review and what you will need to provide to support this request.
If you do send us a request for a review of our decision, your case will be discussed in a panel meeting and you the results of this meeting will be emailed to you; this decision is final.
You can reapply for a blue badge after six months (or earlier if your mobility has deteriorated significantly).
Expired badges must be returned to Walsall Council. It is illegal to use an expired badge and there are heavy fines if one is used.
- report a blue badge lost or stolen
- report the misuse of a blue badge
- check the status of your application
- provide further evidence or your eligibility