Misuse of a Blue Badge

It is a criminal offence to misuse a Blue Badge, and doing so can lead to a £1,000 fine.

If the badge holder is using the parking concessions as a passenger (as opposed to driving the car themselves), it is their responsibility to make sure that the driver is aware of the rules governing the scheme.

We take Blue Badge misuse very seriously and enforcement officers carry out regular checks to ensure badges are being used legally.

Where a Blue Badge is found to be misused, the badge will be seized and an investigation will be carried out including an interview by post under caution.

Many cases have resulted in the driver being prosecuted. As well as risking a fine, the driver also receives a criminal record.

Reporting misuse of a Blue Badge

If you think someone is using a Blue Badge that does not belong to them, please let us know. You can call us on 01432 260974 or email civilparkingenforcement@herefordshire.gov.uk

Please give as much information as possible. We do accept anonymous reports but if you wish to leave your details, these will remain confidential.