Search Suggestions
Close Search Suggestions
A - Z of Resident Services:
You are here:
Blue Badge Scheme

The Blue Badge Parking Scheme


The Blue Badge Parking Scheme (parking badges for disabled people) provides parking concessions both nationally and in Europe, for people with a permanent and substantial disability, whether the person is the driver or the passenger. You can download a leaflet free of charge on Rights and Responsibilities (PDF 2 MB) of the scheme.  The scheme does not apply to off-street car parking.


On receipt of your application, an assessment of eligibility will be completed. Should your application be successful you will be required to pay a fee of £10 before your badge can be ordered. We will contact you following the assessment to inform you of the outcome and request payment of the fee by credit or debit card.

No payment will be taken until the badge has been approved.

 Renewing a Blue Badge

If you are a current Blue Badge holder and your badge is due to expire, you will need to complete a new application. This will need to be submitted to continue to receive the benefits of the scheme. Reapplying or renewing a badge is easy and can be done online at any time at by completing the application form, please note that reassessment will form part of your renewal application.


 When will I receive my pass?

The delivery times below are following receipt of your application and all supporting evidence.

Please note for a quicker delivery of your pass all supporting documents can be sent via email to this address quoting the reference number that you will receive once you have completed your online application.  

Online applications

Once you have completed your application and all supporting evidence has been received you can expect to receive your Blue Badge within 10 days if you have applied online.

Postal applications

If you have applied via post and all supporting evidence has been received you can expect to receive your Blue Badge within 28 days.

Help us improve our service to you

Once you have completed your application for a Blue Badge, please take a few moments to return to this page and tell us about your experience by completing our short Customer Satisfaction Survey.

Further Information

In this section


More Information

See also in our website

External websites

Was this information helpful?

Please rate the content of this page
Would you like to provide any additional comments relating to the content of this page? Your feedback will help us to improve the content of our web pages

This page was last reviewed 25 April 2014 at 15:42.
The page is next due for review 22 October 2015.