Apply for a Blue Badge

Blue badge delays

We are currently experiencing a very high volume of applications. The current waiting time is a minimum of 12 weeks from the time we receive your completed application. 

Further delays can occur if you need further assessment or we do not receive the right documents.

If you are disabled you can apply for a Blue Badge to help you park close to your destination. The badge costs £10.

You can use a Blue Badge as a driver or as a passenger. You do not need to own your own car.

Before you apply, check if you are eligible for a Blue Badge.

About the application process

We aim to process applications quickly, but we are currently experiencing waiting times of a minimum of 12 weeks. Delays can occur if you need further assessment or we do not receive the right documents.

  • You need to submit all mandatory documents and a photo.
  • If you apply online and provide a current email address, you will be kept updated about the progress of your application.
  • If you prefer to apply using a paper application form, see below.

For full details about what you need to do, see: Blue Badge application process.

Using the digital assistant

You can get answers to common questions by using our digital assistant. If you know your application number, you can also use it to check the progress of your application and submit documents online.

The digital assistant is located on the right-hand side of the Blue Badge website pages. You will need to say yes to cookies for 'communications and marketing' to see it – update your cookie settings.

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Paper application forms

These organisations hold paper application forms and can also help you with filling them in:

The following places have application forms but cannot help you to complete them:

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