The rules for companion e-badges have changed
From 1 February 2021 companion e-badges will only be valid for parking in your home controlled parking zone.
The companion e-badge is an electronic parking badge which is issued free of charge to blue badge holders in Hackney that meet the eligibility criteria set out below.
It gives holders the benefit and security of not having to display their blue badge in their vehicle when parking in their home zone just like a residents permit.
Disabled residents who pass the mobility assessment to obtain a personalised permit bay will also be issued a companion e-badge which will be linked to their bay.
Companion e-badges are not valid in any type of bay on estates unless you have been allocated a personalised permit bay. However, blue badge holders can apply for a free estate resident permit which can be used instead of the blue badge and clock, to park in their home estate.
Apply for a companion e-badge
Before you start
You will need:
- an email address
- your vehicle registration number
- log book (V5C)
- to provide proof of your blue badge, both front and back
You may also be asked to provide a proof of residency if we can’t confirm your residency automatically.
We will accept scanned copies or photos of supporting documents.
What happens after you apply?
Once your application has been approved, your companion e-badge will become active from the date selected in your application.
If your application isn’t successful, we will contact you to explain why or what you need to do to help us process it.
Apply by post
Print and complete the companion e-badge application form and return it to us.
We can only accept a cheque or postal order, so please do not send cash by post.