Blue Badge fraud & misuse

Under the terms of the Blue Badge scheme, a Blue Badge can only be used in a vehicle when it is being used to transport the Blue Badge holder. Under no circumstances should someone other than the badge holder be claiming the Blue Badge concessions. Therefore, they must never give the badge to anyone else to use if the badge holder does no intend to travel, even if they are a friend or family member. This includes friends or relatives collecting items such as prescriptions on the badge holders behalf.

Misuse of the 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. This applies in addition to whatever penalty may be imposed for any parking offence.

We are working closely with Sussex Police and NSL to tackle Blue Badge fraud & misuse in the city. If you suspect someone is abusing the Blue Badge scheme please report it to us today.

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

Please, where possible, provide the Blue Badge reference number, expiry date and issuing authority. Please also supply the vehicle registration the badge is displayed in and where the vehicle is usually parked.

You can report misuse in the following ways:

By email:

By completing our online report form

In writing: 

Blue Badge Department

Parking Information Centre

Hove Town Hall

Norton Road


By telephone: 01273 296270