How do you apply?
You can apply for a Blue Badge either online or through the post by printing and filling in one of our application forms. We advise that if your application is approved, you should get your Blue Badge within 4 weeks.
Before starting your application you will need a copy of the following documents in a digital format to upload on to the application. These can be be taken using a Smartphone camera:
- proof of address from within the last 12 months e.g.a council tax or utility bill
- proof of identity for the applicant e.g. a passport or driving licence
- a digital passport-style photo
- any supporting evidence required as part of the application criteria e.g.Certificate of visual impairment
Apply online via the .gov website.
You do not need to complete a new application if your badge was issued by another council. You need to fill out our renewal form.
You can download a copy of the application form below and send it in the post with your supporting evidence to:
Blue Badge Team, Wyvern House, The Drumber, Winsford, CW7 1AH
Please note: You should not send original documents in as we are unable to return them. All applications take approximately one month to process
Blue Badge application form (PDF, 366KB)
Blue Badge organisation application (PDF, 253KB)
What if my application is refused
During the application process we use a matrix system that gives users a score based on the information they have provided and in some cases the socre users are given does issue a decline.
You can appeal this decsion by writing via post to the Blue Badge team or by email. This may be done within one calander month.
In some cases the score given to users is borderline and rather than declining the application we send customers to an independent team who make independent mobility assesments.