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.
The quickest and easiest way to apply for a Blue Badge is at 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.
You can renew your Blue Badge at gov.uk using the same form as for applications.
You can get a paper copy of the application form at your local library. You will need to return this to us along with any photocopies of documents you need to use as evidence. You may also be able to apply online at your library - many have volunteer computer buddies who can help you with using a computer.
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.