Blue Badge scheme

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

Blue Badge scam warning: 'Copycat' services charging £50 for a Blue Badge (normal price is £10).

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.

Before applying please check if you are eligible for a Blue Badge. 

Important notice relating to Blue Badge renewals

You must return any expired badges and/or your current badge to us once it has expired.

If you display your renewed badge before your current badge expires, you could incur a fine as you must not use it until its date of validity. Find out more and how to return your badge.

Announcement: July 2017

For all new applications, once we have received all required documentation to support your application in our office, online applications take 6 weeks to process, and paper applications are taking 10 weeks.

If you have not heard from us within these time frames it means that we're still processing your application. If we need any more information from you regarding your application we'll contact you - you don't need to contact us.

Once your new Blue Badge application has been approved and paid for, it'll be sent to you within the 6 or 10 week time frames.

Note: if you are asked to attend an Independent Mobility Assessment, the process time of your application may take longer than the 6 or 10 week time frames.

All pages in this section

Apply for a Blue Badge parking permit

Details of the criteria that you must meet to be eligible for a Blue Badge, as well as what documents you will need to provide if you're a new applicant.

Renew your Blue Badge

Instructions on how to renew your Blue Badge; including how to return your expired badge to us.

Replace your Blue Badge or inform us of a change of circumstances

What to do if your Blue Badge is lost, stolen or damaged, as well as how to inform us of a change in circumstance e.g. name or address.

Organisation eligibility

Information about how organisations can be eligible and how they can apply for a Blue Badge.

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.

Blue Badge scheme FAQs

Answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the Blue Badge scheme; including cost, payment and delivery time information.

Return a Blue Badge

Instructions on how to return a Blue Badge to us if your badge has expired, if the badge holder has died, or if you find a Blue Badge.

Important notice relating to Blue Badge renewals

You must return any expired badges and/or your current badge once it expires to us immediately.