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 28 September 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.

Renew your expired Blue Badge

The relaxation of enforcement against expired Blue Badges ends on 30 September 2020. To avoid being issued with a penalty charge notice, (if you've not already done so), please re-apply now to renew your Blue Badge if it has expired from 1st January 2020 onwards.


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.