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.

What you need to know

Start now on the Blue Badge eligibility tool

Check with your council how long before the expiry date you should renew.

After you apply

Amend or cancel your saved Blue Badge application.

Track your Blue Badge application.

Scotland and Northern Ireland

Apply for a Blue Badge in Scotland.

Apply for a Blue Badge in Northern Ireland.

If your application is turned down

If your council decides you’re not eligible, they should tell you why.

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.


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
Find out about call charges

  • Proof of identification required
  • National Insurance number required
  • Not available in Northern Ireland
  • Details of your current Blue Badge, if you have one
  • Digital or signed photo required
  • Proof of residency required

Get started on the Blue Badge eligibility tool

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