Report Blue Badge misuse | Oxfordshire County Council

Report Blue Badge misuse

If you suspect someone is abusing or misusing a disabled parking badge then let us know.

The purpose of the Blue Badge scheme is to help people with severe mobility problems, or those with less than 12 months to live, to park close to their destination.

A Blue Badge is given to a person, not a vehicle. This means the badge holder can use it whenever they travel as a either a driver or a passenger – it doesn’t matter who owns the vehicle. Only the person that the badge has been issued to can use it.

Misuse of a badge is a serious offence and can result in prosecution and a fine of up to £1,000.

Examples of misuse are:

  • Using a badge when the badge holder is not travelling in the car
  • Using a badge that belongs to a person that has died
  • Using an out of date/expired badge

What we will do if a badge is misused

We work closely with parking enforcement officers. If they or we discover that a blue badge is being misused we will work together to investigate this.

To be able to investigate please provide as much information as possible, particularly the serial number of the badge. You can submit this form anonymously.

Reporting misuse form

If known please include their name and their relationship to the badge holder, or a description of the person.
i.e. when and where the vehicle is parked, what type of vehicle is being used, the registration of the vehicle, time and date, etc.

How we use your data

In this form, we ask for some personal information (such as name, address, postcode) in order to fulfil your request. This information is held securely and is only used to provide you with the service you have requested. Any processing of your information is carried out in line with the requirements of current data protection legislation. Further details about how we process personal data can be found in our Privacy notice.


Last reviewed
10 May 2018
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