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.
Please be wary of some websites which charge extra for blue badge permits. A blue badge from Leeds City Council costs £10.
How do I apply for a blue badge?
The quickest and easiest way to apply for a blue badge is to complete the online form.
You can also apply by:
- downloading the relevant application form from the Documents section; or
- visiting one of our one stop centres (please find your nearest by using the search option on this page); or
- requesting an application pack by using the Contact us form on this page.
Using any of the above three options you can apply for a blue badge to help with accessible parking for children under the age of 3 who, on account of a medical condition must always be:
- accompanied by bulky medical equipment which cannot be carried around without great difficulty; or
- near a vehicle so they can, if necessary, be treated for their condition in the vehicle or taken quickly to a place where they can be treated.
Who can apply for a blue badge?
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.
More details about the eligibility criteria can be found on this page (In the FAQ section) and on the relevant application form in the Documents section.
What will happen next?
If you are eligible without any further assessment and have provided all your documentation and payment, you will receive your blue badge within 10 working days.
If you are eligible subject to further assessment, all applicants will be contacted by the Independent Mobility Assessment (IMA) team to make an appointment for an assessment.