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 mygov.scot 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 mygov.scot:
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:
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 an ACCESS office. 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.
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.
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
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 ACCESS office or send it to us at:
Blue Badge Team
- name of the badge holder
- badge number
- reason for returning the badge