Blue Badges

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Most blue badge applications are delayed because they do not include supporting medical evidence. If you do not provide this information with your application, it cannot be processed.

Renewing your Blue Badge

Blue Badges last for a maximum of three years from the date of issue.

We do not automatically renew badges.

All badges are reviewed to check whether you are still eligible for one. In some instances you may be asked to undergo a mobility assessment when your Blue Badge is due for review.

Renew online

You can renew your badge online. But if you have already sent a paper review form to us, do not use the online form to send another one. This delays your application.

If you apply online and supply your email address, you'll be kept informed of progress. Please ensure that you upload the right documents.

Sending the review form to you

We will send you a review form approximately six weeks before your badge expires. If you have already applied online, please do not fill out a paper form.

If you have moved home since your existing badge was issued, please email us with your new address. We will also need to know your full name and date of birth, plus your old address and postcode.

Returning the review form

If you do not include the right documents your application will be delayed.

Photo for your badge

You'll need a recent photo taken in the last 3 months to go with your application. The requirements for this photo are the same as a photo for your passport.

Paying for your badge

If your renewal is successful, we will contact you to ask you to pay for your new badge. It will cost £10.

After we receive payment, your application will be submitted to the national issuing office for processing.

What to do if your badge expires before you receive a new one

You must not use an expired Blue Badge under any circumstances.

If your badge has expired and you have not received a new one, this means we have not received your form and documents.

If your review is not successful

If your Blue Badge review is not successful, we will tell you why. If you have sent in a cheque or postal order to pay for your badge this will be returned to you. You will need to return your expired Blue Badge to us.

What to do with your expired badge

All expired Blue Badges should be sent back to us. See: returning a Blue Badge.

Moving from another county

If you have moved from another county where your badge was issued, you cannot renew your badge. You will need to apply as a new badge holder, but you can still use your current badge until it expires.

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