Blue Badge appeals

If your application for a Blue Badge has been refused you have the right to appeal that decision by requesting, in writing, to the Head of Parking Services, a review of that decision, clearly stating your reasons.

Roy Tunstall
Liverpool City Council
Cunard Building
Water Street
L3 1AH

You may, at this stage, offer further or additional information or evidence of your worsening health condition from a health care professional in support of your request. These should in all circumstances be based upon the criteria as set out by the Department for Transport.

You will normally be notified of the decision within one month of the appeal, but a decision may take longer if further evidence is required.

If the decision remains not to award a Blue Badge, the Head of Parking Services will write to you with a full explanation. Whether the review is successful or not, the decision is final.

Following the outcome of the review you cannot reapply for a Blue Badge within six months of your application, unless there is a significant deterioration to your medical circumstances which affects your mobility or you  become eligible via another means e.g. you receive the Higher Rate Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance or the Personal Independence Payment. Newly prescribed medication related to your mobility may also trigger a review of the decision.

Under Department for Transport regulations, a Blue Badge may be refused if:

  • You hold or have held a Blue Badge and misuse has led to at least one relevant conviction.
  • You fail to provide us with adequate evidence of your eligibility, either as an individual or organisation.
  • You fail to pay the fee.
  • We believe you are not the applicant.
  • We believe the applicant would permit use of the Blue Badge by another person.