The blue badge scheme allows people with severe mobility problems to park close to their destination for free.
Badges last up to three years. The scheme is recognised throughout the UK and the European Union.
How to apply for a blue badge
- Quickest & easiest way is to complete the online form - see the link under external links.
- Download the form from the documents section
- Visit a one stop centre
- Request an applications pack using the contact us form.
Who can apply for a blue badge
You will find details about the eligibility criteria on the application form. Some applicants will need to attend a clinic for an independent mobility assessment.
You don’t have to own a vehicle or be able to drive to have a blue badge as it can be used in any vehicle in which you travel as a passenger.
What is the cost?
There is a £10 charge for all personal and organisational blue badges. Replacement badges i.e. lost, stolen or damaged cost £5. This fee must be paid prior to issue.
Some exemptions from charges apply – see the application form for further details.
What do I need to send with my application form?
All applicants need to provide a current passport standard photograph of themselves. If this is your first application for a blue badge to Leeds City Council you will also need to provide a photocopy of one proof of address and one proof of identity – examples of acceptable documents can be found on the application form.
If you are applying under Part A – eligible without further assessment; please send a copy
of your proof as requested in the application form. Please do not
send your original documents. You can send these details to us by email (email@example.com
) or by post to PO Box 657 Leeds LS1 9BS
What will happen next?
If you are applying under Part A and have provided all your documentation and payment, you will receive your blue badge within ten working days.
If you currently have a blue badge that is due to expire you should expect to receive your new blue badge a few days before your current badge expires.
If you are applying under Part B – eligible subject to further assessment, you will be contacted by the Independent Mobility Assessment Team to make an appointment for your assessment. Once this has taken place and your application approved, and you have provided all necessary proofs and payment, you will receive your blue badge within ten working days, or just before the expiry of your current blue badge if you are already a badge holder.