A Blue Badge must only be used to enable the badge holder to park closer to their destination, either as the driver or the passenger. If we suspect that a Blue Badge is being misused we can confiscate it.

You must show a Blue Badge to a council enforcement officer if they ask to see it. Council officers may operate in plain clothes when checking Blue Badges. They will be able to produce identification to prove who they are. 

Report misuse

If you think someone is misusing a Blue Badge please report it to us.

Report Blue Badge Misuse

We will seek to prosecute all cases of misuse. Misusing a Blue Badge is a criminal offence that can lead to a £1,000 fine. 

Ask about a confiscated Blue Badge

If we confiscate your Blue Badge, we will keep it for a few days to verify the details. If the badge is valid, we will return it to the relevant issuing authority. If the badge was issued by Merton Council and our investigations show that it was not being misused then we will return it to you.

Contact us about a confiscated Blue Badge

Council officers are not permitted to meet with you in person or discuss the confiscation of the Blue Badge, so please do not make a personal visit for this purpose. 

Rules for using a Blue Badge

See the Blue Badges page for details of how and when you can use your Blue Badge.