Blue Badges

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – changes to the Blue Badge service

We're sorry but due to Coronavirus our phone line has closed. You can email us at Blue Badge Team. If your query is about an ongoing application, please tell us your full name, date of birth and postcode.

If you cannot access the service online or by email, phone 0345 608 0191 and ask for a call back from the Blue Badge team.


Apply for a Blue Badge

If you are disabled you can apply for a Blue Badge to help you park close to your destination. The badge costs £10.

You can use a Blue Badge as a driver or as a passenger. You do not need to own your own car.

Before you apply, check if you are eligible for a Blue Badge.

About the application process

It usually takes around 8 to 10 weeks to deal with a new application, unless your application is incomplete or requires further assessment.

  • You need to submit all mandatory documents and a photo.
  • If you apply online and provide a current email address, you will be kept updated about the progress of your application.
  • If you would prefer to apply using a paper application form, see below.

For details about what you need to do, see the Blue Badge application process.

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Contact us

If you have any queries about the application process, you can email us:

Email the Blue Badge Team

Please include your full name, date of birth and postcode if you contact us about an application you have already submitted.

Paper application forms

It’s quicker to apply online, but you can also download and print the application form. Please note, this form can only be printed and completed by hand.

Organisations that provide paper forms

These organisations hold paper application forms and can also help you with filling them in:

The following places have application forms but cannot help you to complete them:

Unfortunately we cannot send application forms in the post.

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