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 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.
You will find details about the eligibility criteria from our frequently asked questions or from the application form.
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, all applicants (no matter what age) will be contacted by the Independent Mobility Assessment (IMA) team to make an appointment for an assessment.