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Apply for or renew a Blue Badge

A Blue Badge is a parking permit for people who have severe mobility problems caused by on-going and substantial visible or non-visible disabilities. It allows them easier access to goods and services. 


To be eligible for a Blue Badge you have to satisfy at least one of the requirements and provide evidence to show you meet the criteria. Read more about eligibility or complete an eligibility check here.

We are unable to offer face to face independent mobility assessments (IMAs) for the foreseeable future due to the coronavirus outbreak. We will endeavour to determine an applicants eligibility based on the medical evidence they can provide, however please note that if we are unable to determine eligibility without an IMA your application will be delayed.

How to apply for a Blue Badge

We would encourage you where possible to apply online, make use of our online application progress checker or email with any correspondence. This will enable us to continue to provide a service to you throughout the coronavirus outbreak.

The quickest and easiest way to apply for a Blue Badge is on the GOV.UK website. You will go through the step by step application process and will be given instructions on the documents you need and how to upload them.

A Blue Badge costs £10. Payment will only be taken if your application is successful.

Renewing a Blue Badge

You can renew your Blue Badge at GOV.UK using the same form as for applications.

Apply for a Blue Badge at GOV.UK

Check the progress of your application

If you have already applied for a Blue Badge you can check the progress of your application on our site. It takes six to eight weeks for us to issue a Blue Badge after we receive your application and all supporting evidence.

Check your progress

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