Apply for or renew a Blue Badge

How to apply online for a new Blue Badge or renew your existing one.

Who can get a Blue Badge?

A Blue Badge helps you park closer to your destination if you have a severe mobility problem or a hidden disability that makes it hard for you to use public transport. 

Blue Badges are given to either the driver or the passenger of a vehicle they are travelling in. You may automatically qualify for a Blue Badge or need to be assessed.

Before you apply

Some people will automatically qualify - check if you automatically qualify on GOV.UK. Other people will have to meet the eligibility criteria set out in the application form. 

Apply online

You must apply online using the button below.

Please enter the correct details when you answer the eligibility questions - if you fail to do so your application may be rejected or delayed.

Please note that we cannot process your application if you fail to upload the correct proofs.

Apply for or renew a Blue Badge via GOV.UK

How much?

A Blue Badge costs £10. Only customers who automatically qualify need to pay the £10 fee.

How do I pay?

If you have already submitted your application and have automatically qualified for a Blue Badge you can pay the fee using the button below.

Pay the £10 fee online now

It can take up to 12 weeks from receipt of payment for your badge to be issued. At times, delays may be even longer. 

Blue Badge clocks

We do not issue replacement Blue Badge parking timer clocks.

Rights and responsibilities

The Department for Transport guide for Blue Badge holders explains your responsibilities as a badge holder, including how to display the badge and when you need to use a parking clock.

Your Blue Badge remains the property of the council and we the have power to withdraw it in some circumstances. We may also ask you to return your Blue Badge if:

  • your misuse of your badge leads to a relevant conviction
  • we are satisfied your badge was obtained by false representation