Blue Badges

The Blue Badge scheme supports people who cannot easily get around by helping them park closer to their destination. Blue Badges are also known as disabled parking permits. They are valid for up to three years.


A new Blue Badge costs £20.

A replacement for a lost, stolen or damaged badge costs £4.60.

There is no charge if you are:

  • 16 or under
  • under 19 and in full-time non-advanced education

Apply for or renew a Blue Badge

The application process depends on your circumstances. Find out who qualifies for a Blue Badge on the website.

Applications can take up to 12 weeks.

We don't send out reminders when badges are due to expire. You can reapply three months before your badge is due to expire.

If you enter your email address when you apply, we will contact you by email. Please check your junk folder.

1. Driver or passenger who is unable, or virtually unable, to walk:

Complete the form at

Apply for or renew a new Blue Badge at

We'll call or email you if the information you supply on the form has not met the criteria set by Transport Scotland.

We may invite you to an independent mobility assessment.

This is a meeting with a healthcare professional who will assess how you walk and check if you're:

  • eligible for a Blue Badge
  • getting all the support you need to get around

2. Diagnosed mental disorder and/or cognitive impairment who is unsafe in traffic

You can apply for a Blue Badge on behalf of someone over the age of three who:

  • has a diagnosed mental illness, personality disorder or learning disability and
  • lacks awareness of danger from traffic

You will need to show that other strategies to control the risk do not work.

The application form includes a section which must be completed by a professional who works with the applicant and can verify the risk. We can't accept your application if this section has not been completed.

For more information and to apply, download and complete the form:

Apply for a Blue Badge for someone who lacks awareness of danger from traffic

Replace a lost or stolen Blue Badge

If your Blue Badge is lost or stolen contact the police.

They will give you a Lost Property Reference Number if it's lost, or a Crime Reference Number if it's stolen.

You need this number to complete our report a lost or stolen Blue Badge form.

Take the completed form to a library. They will advise you what to do next.


If you have applied for a Blue Badge and we have contacted you to ask you to proceed with payment you can do this online.

Pay for a Blue Badge 

When we receive your payment we will send you your badge, parking clock and a booklet listing your rights and responsibilities as a blue badge holder.

Refused applications

If you do not agree with the reason for your application being refused, you can ask for a review of the decision.

Write to this address within 28 days of the date of refusal:

Blue Badge Team
Angus House

Your letter must include:

  • the reasons why you believe the decision is incorrect
  • why you feel your circumstances meet the Blue Badge eligibility criteria

Report Blue Badge fraud

If you suspect misuse or the dishonest acquisition of a Blue Badge you can report it online.

Returning a badge

If you no longer need the badge (for example because the holder has died) return the badge to your nearest library or send it to us at:

Blue Badge Team
Angus House

Tell us:

  • name of the badge holder
  • badge number
  • reason for returning the badge