Blue Badge scheme

Apply for a Blue Badge and how to check the eligibility criteria and how to renew or replace your badge.

Parking using an expired Blue Badge during COVID-19 crisis

Updated 2 July 2020.

In response to COVID-19, local authorities were advised by the Department for Transport and local government representative bodies to allow you to continue using your badge if it had an expiry date between 1 January 2020 and 30 September 2020. After this date, you will no longer be permitted to use your expired badge.

If your badge has expired or is due to expire, we would strongly encourage you to start the reapplication process as soon as you can if you haven’t already done so. This will help give your local authority sufficient time to process your application and make a decision. This will also help to ensure you receive a new badge before the 30 September 2020 if you are entitled to one. If you continue to use an expired badge after this date, you may receive a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) or other enforcement action.


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.

From 30 August 2019, people with a Hidden Disability can apply for a Blue Badge. Read the Blue Badge scheme local authority guidance for more information.

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 find 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.