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.

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. 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


What happens next?

If your application or renewal is sent to us, we aim to assess it within six to eight weeks.

We may ask you to attend an Independent Mobility assessment (IMA) following the review of your application. If we do, a health care professional will look at your ability to carry out a range of mobility activities. You will be notified by us if an IMA is to take place.

If we approve your application, we will be in touch to arrange payment of the £10 fee.

Once we receive and process your payment your badge will be ordered and sent to you. Please expect receipt within 5 to 10 working days.


If we refuse your application:

  • we will contact you to tell you why
  • you will have an opportunity to appeal against the decision