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The Blue Badge SchemeThe Blue Badge Scheme is for people with:
- Severe walking difficulties who travel either as drivers or passengers.
- Registered blind people.
- People with very severe upper limb disabilities who regularly drive a vehicle but cannot turn a steering wheel by hand.
- Mental Disorder / Cognitive Impairment (Pilot)
The scheme allows badge holders to park closer to their destination, but the national concessions apply only to on-street parking.
Mental Disorder / Cognitive Impairment (Pilot)
From 1st April 2016 there is a Pilot Scheme available for those with a Mental Disorder / Cognitive Impairment to apply for a Blue Badge. The term of issue for this badge is 1 year only. There is a separate application form for this Scheme and is open to those who qualify and can produce evidence and support from a healthcare professional (excluding a GP) or a registered Social Worker. Please contact the Blue Badge Team if you feel you would qualify for a Blue Badge in this way and wish to find out more.
How to apply
Please note that applications cannot be saved on this website if they are only partially complete
For more detailed information or to apply for a badge online, visit the Blue Badge Scotland web site.
Application forms are also available from:
- Marischal College Customer Service Centre
- Kincorth Customer Access Point
- Mastrick Access Point
- Woodside Access Point
Access points also accept and verify application forms.
Note: There is a £20.00 charge for issue of a badge - this will be requested upon approval for issue of a badge and payment should not be sent with your application.
Blue Badge Application Scam
It has come to the attention of Aberdeen City Council that there is a scam website offering to help people apply for a Blue Badge for £49.
The scam website requires you to pay the £49 up-front for which the information that is provided is not passed on to Aberdeen City Council. Applicants who have used this scam have then innocently went to track their application and find that it is non existent. You will then have to apply to the council and still be required to pay the £20 fee if your application is successful.
Applying directly will only cost you £20 if your application is successful.
Applications for a Blue Badge should be made through the GOV.UK website which is a free service or you can contact Aberdeen City Council directly where we will send you an application form for free.
If you have any doubts about a website or your application, contact the Blue Badge Team to get more information or advice about the Blue Badge scheme on 0300 200 292
- Blue Badge Team
Business Hub 11
Second Floor West
Phone: 03000 200 292
Frequently Asked Questions
- Can I have a temporary blue badge/disabled parking badge?
- Can I have more than one badge?
- Can I take my badge abroad?
- Do I need to fill out a new form every time I want to renew my blue badge?
- How do I display my badge?
- How long does the blue badge/disabled parking badge last?
- How long will it take for me to receive my Blue Badge?
- How much does it cost for a blue badge/disabled parking badge?
- I cannot access a photobooth – what should I do?
- I can't carry shopping anymore. Can I apply for a Blue Badge?
- I don't drive anymore. Can I still apply for a badge?
- I go to the chemist/supermarket etc for a badge holder. Can I use this badge to park close by?
- I have a blue disabled parking badge and neighbours consistently park in front of my property. What can I do?
- I have had an operation. Can I have a temporary Badge?
- If I have a Blue Badge, can I park anywhere?
- Is everyone required to provide photographs to accompany their application?
- My child has disabilities. At what age can he/she have a badge?
- What benefits do you have to be receiving to automatically qualify for a blue badge?
- What do I do if I think a Badge is being mis-used?
- What do I do if my Blue Badge is lost, stolen or faded?
- What is the Blue Badge scheme?
- What should I do with the Blue Badge/disabled parking badge for someone who has died?
- Why do I have to re-apply for a badge every 3 years?