Current processing times are 10-12 weeks from the date the application was submitted
Due to the high volume of applications received, we are currently processing applications received 10-12 weeks ago. To avoid any delay once processing begins, please ensure that when you apply, you make your payment promptly and provide all the necessary supporting documents and evidence. If we are unable to make a decision regarding eligibility for a Blue Badge based on the information in the application form and evidence provided, the applicant may be asked to attend an Independent Mobility Assessment which will delay the time taken to make the decision regarding eligibility.
If it has been less than 8 weeks since you submitted your application, we will be unable to provide you with an update. Please rest assured however that we are working as quickly as possible to process applications within the 10-12 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
Due to our processing times, we recommend you submit your application 3 months (12 weeks) – no sooner, before your current badge expires.
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.