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 charging extra for blue badge permits. A blue badge from Leeds City Council costs £10.
The quickest and easiest way to apply for a blue badge is to complete the online form via the Top Tasks
section on this page - Continue to apply for a blue badge.
You can also apply by:
Via any of the above three options you can apply for a blue badge to give accessible parking for children under the age of 3 who on account of a medical condition must always be:
- 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 applications pack through using the contact us form on this page.
Who can apply for a blue badge
- 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.
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 expandable Documents
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 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 eligible subject to further assessment, all applicants will be contacted by the Independent Mobility Assessment (IMA) team to make an appointment for an assessment.