Lost, Stolen or Damaged Badge
The loss or theft of a Blue Badge must be reported to your nearest Police Station who will issue you with a crime reference or lost property number.
There is a £5.52 fee for the replacement of a lost, stolen or damaged badge, please contact the Local Area Office (with your crime reference or lost property number) to pay the fee and arrange for the completion of a Replacement Badge form
Returning a Blue Badge
Should you display your badge when it is no longer required you could be prosecuted and fined up to £1000. A Blue Badge must be returned to the issuing Local Authority if:
- It has expired
- The badge holder no longer qualifies for a blue badge after a period of rehabilitation
- It is damaged
- A replacement is issued and subsequently the original is located
- The badge holder is deceased
For identification and enforcement purposes, all Blue Badges depict a photograph of the Blue Badge holder. The photograph must be in accordance with passport standards, details can be found at Get a Passport Photo (Opens in a new window or downloads a file). If a physical photograph is provided, this should be signed on the back by the applicant.
If you are declined a Blue Badge, you can request a review, please contact the Blue Badge team by email or in writing in the first instance.
It is a criminal offence to misuse a Blue Badge. Your Blue Badge must not be altered, copied or displayed when expired or when no longer required.
Misuse of a Blue Badge could lead to prosecution and a fine of up to £1000.
There is a £20 fee for successful Blue Badge applications.
There is a £5.52 charge for the replacement of a lost badge.
Fees will be payable on collection of the badge.
Low Emission Zone
Cities Across Scotland are introducing Low Emission Zones (LEZ) with Glasgow's already in force.
A LEZ is an area where only certain vehicles are allowed to enter based on their emissions standards.
People can now enter their vehicle registration number on the official website for Scotland’s Low Emission Zones (Opens in a new window or downloads a file) to confirm if their vehicle will comply.
Please note that blue badge holders are exempt from all Scottish Low Emission Zones. Blue Badge holders who require exemptions can now register their details with a new LEZ exemption system (Opens in a new window or downloads a file) so that the vehicle they are travelling in can access all the Scottish Low Emission Zones.
If you have a query regarding Blue Badges, first check the FAQs (Opens in a new window or downloads a file) for further information.
To contact the Blue Badge team, email email@example.com