Apply or re-apply for a Blue Badge

How to apply for a Blue Badge, change your circumstances or report the death of a Blue Badge holder.

Application processing currently takes over 12 weeks. If it has been less than 12 weeks since you applied, we will be unable to update you.

To prevent processing delays, pay promptly and provide all required documents, a photo and supporting evidence when applying.

If we can't decide eligibility based on your application, you may be asked to attend an Independent Mobility Assessment. This will delay the decision regarding your eligibility.

Before you apply

We are unable to automatically reissue badges - everyone needs to re-apply.

Re-apply for a Blue Badge

Please apply for renewal 18 weeks before your current badge expires to allow for processing time.

If you're renewing your Blue Badge, you will need:

  • details of your current Blue Badge. All expired badges should be returned to us. New ones must not be displayed until they are in date, otherwise you may be fined.
  • proof of your address or identity,  only if these have changed since your last badge was issued
  • your National Insurance number
  • a passport style photo.

If you receive any mobility benefits, you may be asked to provide proof of this.

If you're renewing and don't receive mobility benefits, you need to tell us if you:

  • use any mobility aids
  • take any medication for your condition – provide a copy of your recent prescription list
  • have had any treatments for your condition since your previous badge was issued and provide copies of medical evidence dated in the last 12 months.

If we need to request further medical evidence to support your application we will contact you.

Your application will be cancelled if you apply more than 18 weeks before your current badge expires. If you use an expired badge or note saying you reapplied while waiting for the new one, you may get a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) or other enforcement action.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Contact us

If you require any further assistance with your Blue Badge application you can: