Blue Badge Misuse and Rights & responsibilities

Using your Blue Badge correctly

Rights and Responsibilities and Reporting Blue Badge Enforcement

It is a criminal offence if you: 

  • use an expired badge
  • allow someone else to use the badge, for themselves, when you are not a passenger
  • alter the badge in any way
  • make a counterfeit of the badge
  • use someone else's badge when they are not with you

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


We carry out on-street operations in various towns/cities. Authorized officers have authority to act on behalf of Hampshire County Council.

If people are misusing a badge, the officer has the legal authority to retain it after inspection.