Blue Badge scheme

How to apply for a Blue Badge and about the eligibility criteria, how to renew or replace your badge and what to do if you are a new applicant.

Service update - 5 February 2019

The Department of Transport is changing the computer system that is used to record and produce Blue Badges for all local authorities in England and Wales. This means that existing data will need to be transferred over into the new system.

The migration of this data will begin on 5 February 2019 and may take a few days to complete. Please note that during this time we may not be able to have access to all Blue Badge application details or previous Blue Badge records and would therefore appreciate your patience during this period.


The Blue Badge scheme helps people with severe mobility problems to access goods and services by allowing them to park close to their destination. The scheme is open to people who travel as a driver or as a passenger.

Visit blue badge disabled parking to: 

  • apply
  • replace
  • renew
  • change details on a Blue Badge

Applying, renewing, and more Blue Badge information pages

Who can get a Blue Badge

Check if you or your organisation can get a Blue Badge, and information on new Blue Badge criteria

Blue Badge disabled parking

How to apply, replace, renew, change details on a Blue Badge, and how much they cost.

Blue Badge misuse

Information about Blue Badge misuse, including how to report it and what the consequences are if you are found to be misusing a badge.