Rights and responsibilities

Using your Blue Badge correctly

Rights and Responsibilities and Reporting Blue Badge Enforcement

It is a criminal offence if you: 

  • allow someone else to use the badge when you are not a passenger (to use it for themselves)
  • alter the badge in any way
  • make a counterfeit of the badge
  • use an expired badge

Get to know your rights and responsibilities as a Blue Badge holder

Please Note: In Hampshire you may use your Blue Badge in any residential disabled bay. The bay is not for the sole use of the resident who applied for it.


We carry out on-street operations from time to time in various towns/cities. A warrant card gives officers authority to act on behalf of Hampshire County Council.

If people are misusing a badge the officer has the legal authority to take the badge off them.