Applying for a Blue Badge
How to apply or renew
Apply or renew online
We are now operating an online application for blue badges:
Apply by Phone
To apply by phone please call: 0300 123 5020 (local rate)
to apply. If the badge applicant is over 16 years old please ensure
that you have the National Insurance number available as this
is required to make an application.
About Your Application
Badge scheme booklet: rights and responsibilities in England (PDF,
1.3MB) explains the criteria for issue and
limitations as to use.
Certain people are automatically entitled to a Blue Badge. These
- People who receive the higher rate of the mobility component of
Disability Living Allowance.
- People who are registered blind or severely sight
- People who receive War Pensioners' Mobility Supplement.
- People who been awarded a benefit under
the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme and have been
assessed and certified by the Service Personnel and Veterans Agency
as having a permanent and substantial disability which causes
inability to walk or very considerable difficulty in
- People with a severe disability in both arms who regularly
drive a vehicle but cannot operate or have considerable difficulty
in operating all or some types of parking meter.
This Authority is under a duty to protect the public
funds it administers, and may use the information you have provided
for the prevention and detection of fraud. It may also share this
information with other bodies responsible for auditing or
administering public funds for these purposes.
This scheme is administered under the Department of Transport
Guidelines. Full details can be found on the Department of
Please contact the Blue Car Badge Team on 0300 123
5020 (local rate) if you have any queries regarding your