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How to Apply for a Blue Badge

Information in this section relates to the Blue Badge application and renewal process. Follow the steps to apply for a Blue Badge online or renew an expired parking permit.

BLUE BADGE APPLICATION: You must provide some basic details when you apply for a Blue Badge, or renew one.

In most cases, there are three simple steps to follow for applications and renewals.

  1. Answer questions about your disability.
  2. Check and confirm your eligibility to apply.
  3. Fill in the online application form.

The Blue Badge eligibility tool then sends your application to your council. The council reviews the application and then makes a decision.

Information Required to Apply for a Blue Badge

Note: Check the expiry date before you attempt to renew the permit. Your local council can inform how long before the expiry date you should make the renewal.

How to Apply for a Blue Badge in the United KingdomYou can get information about the Blue Badge scheme from your local council. The initial enquiry support service will also general answer questions about the scheme.

Blue Badge Initial Enquiry Support Service
Telephone (England): 0343 100 1000
Telephone (Scotland): 0343 100 1001
Telephone (Wales): 0343 100 1002
United Kingdom phone call charges.

What happens if your eligibility for a Blue Badge gets refused by the council? They will notify you if it fails with extra information about the reason why it was unsuccessful.

After you have applied online for a Blue Badge parking permit, the system also allows you to:

Note: In some cases, you can ask for a reconsideration of your case. This applies most if you feel they did not review all the important information. If your mobility or disability problems deteriorate you can re-apply for a Blue Badge.

Blue Badge Applications in Scotland and Northern Ireland

A different process to get a concessional parking permit applies for Blue Badge Scotland and in Northern Ireland.

How to Report a Lost or Stolen Blue Badge

You can report a lost or stolen Blue badge online to ask for a replacement. It is best to prepare some information for the local authority who issued the badge. They will need to verify that the badge got lost or stolen.

Note: The online reporting process takes about 5 minutes to complete. But, the report times out if left inactive for more than 15 minutes. The current replacement fee for a Blue Badge is around £10.00.

Blue Badge Application and Renewal Process in the United Kingdom