Current processing times are up to 8 weeks
From the date an application is submitted (including all documentation received and payment received), it can take up to 8 weeks to issue a Blue Badge. It may take longer if your payment, documents and evidence haven’t been received and/or you need to attend an Independent Mobility Assessment.
If it has been less than 8 weeks since you submitted your application, we will be unable to provide you with any further information. Please rest assured however that we are working as quickly as possible to process applications within the 8 week timeframe and we will contact you if any further information is needed.
Applying for a new Blue Badge
Re-apply for a Blue Badge
Your application will automatically be cancelled if you apply more than 12 weeks in advance of your current badge expiring. If you continue to display an expired badge, either by itself or with a note or letter to say you have re-applied and are waiting for your new Blue Badge to arrive, you may receive a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) or other enforcement action.
Before you apply
- Check who can get a Blue Badge.
- Have all the relevant documents you need to support your application ready to upload them during the application process.
- Please provide your email address. We will contact you if any information is needed, to let you know if the application has been successful, and to give details about how to make payment.