Blue Badge scheme

Apply for or renew a Blue Badge

Please note that the application process is the same for new applicants and for renewal applications.

You must check if you are eligible to apply for a Blue Badge on You can also use the service to reapply for a Blue Badge.

To apply for a Blue Badge, we require proof of identity, which can be a photo or scan of your passport, driving licence or birth certificate. If you are renewing a blue badge and we already have your ID on file, we will contact you to ensure it is still valid. 

We also require proof of address for which we accept a letter dated within the last 12 months from a utility provider, bank, or building society.

The quickest and easiest way to apply is online.

If you are unable to apply online, please email the Blue Badge Team at and we will send you a paper application form.

Do not pay anyone offering to help you complete the Blue Badge application form, as they are not affiliated with the scheme, and it could be a scam.

Within your application, we will ask you some questions about how you meet the criteria for a badge to be approved. You must provide us with medical evidence. This will be considered when we assess your application. Some examples include copies of your:

  • patient summary
  • prescriptions
  • diagnosis letters
  • clinical reports

If you have applied online and wish to send any supporting documents for your application, you can email these to us at or post them to Blue Badge Team, County Offices, Newland, Lincoln, LN1 1YL.

You can submit a digital photo with your Blue Badge application. If you are renewing your Blue Badge, we can use the same photo provided for your current badge if you confirm that the image still accurately represents you.


What happens next?

We aim to assess applications within 4 to 6 weeks; however, it can take up to 12.

We may ask you to attend an Independent Mobility assessment (IMA) following the review of your application. A healthcare professional will look at your ability to carry out various mobility activities if we do. We will notify you if an IMA is to take place. 

If your application is approved, we will contact you to arrange the £10 payment fee for your Blue Badge. 

If you have already provided payment details, we will take payment and order your badge once your application has been completed. (change completed to assessed) and add ‘if approved.’ 

If you have provided us with an e-mail address, you will receive confirmation that your badge has been processed. Once you have received confirmation that your badge has been ordered, it will be with you within 5 to 10 days. 


If you have been refused a Blue Badge and would like to appeal this decision, then you will need to contact our blue badge team through one of the following:

Please explain why you feel the decision is incorrect and any further details or supporting information that the team may not be aware of but may support your appeal.

We will then consider your appeal and respond within 2 weeks.

Contact Blue Badge team