Blue Badge scheme

Blue Badge Team
Tel: 01803 217700
Email: Blue Badge Team

Applications for a Blue Badge through this service is for Torbay residents only.

For residents outside Torbay area, please visit the Devon County Council Blue Badge parking page.

Please note: There is no longer a walk-in service for Blue Badge at Castle Circus Health Centre. If you have any queries, you will still be able to contact the department by phone, on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9.30am to 3.30pm by calling 01803 217700.

If you wish to hand deliver your form / evidence, there is a post box situated at the main entrance of the Health Centre (Abbey Road entrance).

The current waiting time for a decision on your application can be up to 12 weeks.

Blue Badge update – ‘Hidden Disability / Non-Physical’ applications

Hidden Disability / Non-Physical Blue Badge applications are now being accepted. You can apply online government application form or print our Trust application form (Torbay residents only).

New Blue Badge scheme (2019)

All information is taken from Department of Transport (2019) ‘Blue Badge Scheme Local Authority Guidance (England)’.

The aim of the Blue Badge is to help disabled people with severe mobility problems who are related to physical or hidden disabilities by allowing them to park close to their destination. The Blue Badge can be used by the individual as a driver or a passenger.

Please find further information on the application process and the evidence you are required to provide with your application below.

Renewals and change of details

If you need to renew your Blue Badge or tell us you have moved house, or other details, please contact the trust on the contact details above.

Use in Torbay car parks

Disabled Blue Badge holders using Council car park facilities in Torbay must purchase a valid pay and display ticket from the machine in the car park and ensure this is clearly displayed along with their Blue Badge.

Misuse of Blue Badges

If you have concerns about the misuse of a Blue Badge, please inform Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust. You will need to give details of the badge serial number or the car registration for us to investigate.