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: January 2017
Renewal Badges that have been approved and paid for are being issued in priority order, based on the expiry date of your current Blue Badge.
For all new applications, once we have received all required documentation to support your application in our office, online applications take 4 weeks to process, and paper applications are taking 8 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 do not need to contact us.
Once your new Blue Badge application has been approved and paid for, it will be sent to you within the 4 or 8 week time frames.
Please note that if you are asked to attend an Independent Mobility Assessment, the process time of your application may take longer than the 4 or 8 week time frames.