Blue Badge Scheme
THE INDEPENDENT LIVING CENTRE IS CLOSED AT THE MOMENT
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The issuing of Blue Badges has been impacted by the demands Covid-19 has placed on our resources.
We apologise for the delay in processing new applications and renewals. Action is being taken in order to return to our normal service standards as soon as possible. The backlog of current applications are being processed in date order and will be assessed at the earliest opportunity.
We continue to accept new and renewal applications for Blue Badges - please allow extra time for your application, review or appeal to be processed.
Thank you for your patience.
Badge holders should continue to renew their badge in the normal way.
Disabled parking permits are also known as Blue Badges. You can apply for a blue badge if you have severe mobility or cognitive problems. With a blue badge, you can park in certain restricted areas – whether you are a driver or passenger.
All applications go through the same assessment process, whether you are making a new application or applying to renew an existing badge.
There are two ways to apply:
Information you’ll need to have ready to upload: National Insurance number or NHS number, driving licence number, passport photo and details of your current blue badge (if you have one).
Return your completed application to: the Blue Badge Team, Moray Resource Centre, Maisondieu Road, Elgin, IV30 1RX If you require assistance to complete your form, please contact us to arrange an appointment. We do not offer a drop in service.
Our team reviews each application. Our decision is based on standard eligibility criteria. Where more information is required, you will be invited to come in for an appointment.
You will receive notification of whether your application has been successful by email/letter.
If your application is successful, your blue badge will cost £20. You will receive an invoice within four weeks with information on payment options.
Will I have to pay for my badge?
We charge £20 for all badges, including replacements. You will be sent an invoice for payments within four weeks. Do not enclose a cheque or cash with your application.
How long will it take to get my badge?
It takes at least four weeks to process your application. This can take longer if we require additional information and we request you come in for assessment.
My badge is due to expire, how can I reapply?
We will no longer send a reminder when your badge is due to expire. We recommend your apply at least eight weeks before its expiry date. It is an offence to use an expired badge.
How long does a badge last?
This depends on qualifying criteria, but usually up to three years.
What if a badge is no longer required?
If the holder dies or the badge is no longer required, please return to one of our Access Points or the Moray Resource Centre.
What is considered misuse of a blue badge?
A blue badge is for the holder's use and benefit only.
Examples of misuse are:
- Allowing someone else to use your badge
- Using a fake or altered badge while your vehicle is parked or being driven
- Using a cancelled badge when your vehicle is parked or being driven
- Using an expired badge
How to report misuse of a blue badge
Misuse can be reported directly to us: Corporate Investigations Officer, Room 146, Moray Council HQ, High Street, Elgin IV30 1BX
Blue Badge Team
Moray Council, The Annexe