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 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 between six and 12 weeks. We don't send out reminders when badges are due for renewal.

1. Driver or passenger with severe mobility problems

Complete the form at

apply for or renew a new Blue Badge at

We will contact you telling you what to do next. If you enter your email address when you apply we will contact you by email.

2. Diagnosed mental disorder and/or cognitive impairment 

You can apply for a Blue Badge on behalf of someone who:

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

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

For full details of the criteria, and to apply,  download and complete this 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