Answer questions about your disability, check your eligibility and fill in an application form to apply for or renew a Blue Badge. Your application will then be sent to your council for a decision.

Start now on the Blue Badge eligibility tool

Before you start

You’ll need the following to apply for or renew your Blue Badge

  • the details of your current Blue Badge (if you have one)
  • a digital or signed photo
  • your National Insurance number
  • proof of identification
  • proof of residency

Ask your council to find out how long before the expiry date you should renew.

After you apply

You can:

If you’re refused, your council should tell you why you’re not eligible for a Blue Badge.

You can ask them to reconsider your case if you don’t think all the important information you provided was taken into account.

You can also re-apply if your mobility problems become more serious.

Scotland and Northern Ireland

You’ll have to apply to:


For questions about the Blue Badge scheme, contact your local council or the Initial Enquiry Support Service.

Blue Badge Initial Enquiry Support Service
Telephone (England): 0844 463 0213
Telephone (Scotland): 0844 463 0214
Telephone (Wales): 0844 463 0215
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