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Apply for or renew a Blue Badge

Your Blue Badge application

  • A Blue Badge is normally valid for three years and costs £10.
  • The blue badge process can take around four to six weeks but it is often quicker than this.
  • You can apply for yourself or on behalf of another person or organisation.
  • The badge holder can use it in any vehicle, whether they are the driver or a passenger. It can be used throughout Europe.
  • You will receive your badge faster if you apply online

Apply for or renew your Blue Badge (

Blue Badges are clearly printed with an expiry date, if it has expired please cut it up and dispose of it, or if it is no longer required, please return it to us immediately.

Continue your saved application

You can start and save your Blue Badge application online. You will be given a tracking number which will allow you to continue and submit your application within two weeks.

Continue a saved Blue Badge application (

Any online applications that are not submitted within two weeks are automatically removed from the system.

Why apply online

You will receive your blue badge faster if you apply online.  You can also:

  • Immediately check that you are eligible.
  • Upload your photo and documents
  • Pay for your badge (payment is only taken if your application is approved)

We will contact you if you need a walking assessment, or if your application was not successful.

If you are unable to apply online you can apply for a Blue Badge by post.

If you need to contact us, please provide us with your name and address and if appropriate your Blue Badge reference number.

A video showing you how to apply for a Blue Badge