An Organisational Blue Badge can be issued to organisations which both:
- Cares for and transports disabled people who would meet one or more of the eligibility criteria for an individual blue badge and
- Has a clear need for an organisational badge rather than using the personal Blue Badges or people it is transporting.
In all circumstances badges will be supplied to organisations or departments rather than to individual staff members.
All employees of the organisation who will be using the badge should be reminded that they must only use the badge for the purposes of transporting disabled people in their care who meet one or more of the eligibility criteria for a badge. These employees should be reminded that if they use the badge to take advantage of the concessions when there are no passengers in the vehicle who are eligible for a badge they will face a fine of up to £1,000.
An organisational badge will have the logo of the organisation on the reverse, rather than a photograph. The badge should only be displayed when employees of the organisation using a registered vehicle are dropping off or picking up eligible disabled people from a parking place.
It is unlikely that taxi or private hire operators and community transport operators would be eligible for an Organisational Blue Badge as they are not usually concerned with the care of disabled people who would meet one or more of the eligibility criteria for a badge. Such operators are able to use an individual’s Blue Badge when carrying that person as a passenger.
Organisational badges are issued for a period of three years. If the organisation ceases operation or no longer transports people who meet the eligibility criteria it must return all badges to the local authority.