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Blue badge scheme

Apply for blue badge

Before starting your application you will need a copy or photograph of the following documents to upload on to the application.

  • proof of address from within the last 12 months for example a Council Tax, utility bill or bank statement
  • proof of identity such as a passport or driving licence
  • a passport-style photo (showing your head and shoulders)
  • any supporting evidence required for example, proof of Disability Living Allowance
  • a credit or debit card to pay the £10 administration fee (if you automatically qualify)

A full list of documents you may need can be found on our document checklist.


If you are unable to apply online other ways to apply are available.

What happens next?

We will look at your application and see if we need any more information. During the application process we use a system that gives us a score based on the information you have provided. This is worked out automatically and it may mean that you qualify, are asked to attend a mobility assessment or are declined.

If you automatically qualify we will contact you to let you know. Our current processing times are around four weeks. Your badge will be sent in the post and it can take up to 10 days for you to receive it.


If you are asked to attend an assessment. You will be seen by a qualified occupational therapist. This is nothing to worry about and it means we can understand the difficulties you face.

After you have been seen, you will be notified of the outcome within around a week.

Organisational badges

Before you apply you will need:

  • vehicle registration
  • type of vehicle
  • how many people it is for
  • a credit or debit card to pay the £10 admin fee
Organisational application

What if my application is refused?

If we have refused your application, we will outline the reasons why. If you disagree with our decision you can appeal it within one calendar month. This needs to be in writing by post to the Blue Badge team or by email.