Blue Badge fraud and misuse

The Blue Badge scheme is designed to ensure parking spaces are available for disabled people.

Each Blue Badge belongs to one person, The Blue Badge can be used with any vehicle that the person is travelling in.

The badge must not be used when the badge holder is not there. Even a friend or family member helping a badge holder by collecting a prescription or doing some shopping cannot use the badge if the badge holder is not with them.

If you suspect someone is abusing the Blue Badge scheme please report it to us today.

Misuse of a badge by someone who is not disabled is an offence under section 117 of the Road Traffic Act 1984. The maximum fine on conviction is £1,000. In addition there may be a penalty imposed for any parking offence.

We work closely with Sussex Police, NSL and East Sussex County Council to crackdown on Blue Badge fraud and misuse and free up parking spaces for disabled people. 

How to report Blue Badge fraud or misuse

Use our report form, email, call or write to us.

All personal information with be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.

Please, where possible, provide

  • Blue Badge reference number, expiry date and issuing authority.
  • registration number of the vehicle displaying the badge is displayed
  • where the vehicle is usually parked.

Email us at

Write to
Blue Badge Department
Parking Information Centre
Hove Town Hall
Norton Road

Call 01273 296270