Renew your Blue Badge

When to renew your badge

Please do not apply to renew your badge online until 6 – 8 weeks before your current badge expires. We process applications in expiry date order.

Blue Badges last for a maximum of 3 years from the date of issue.

We do not automatically renew badges.

All badges are reviewed to check whether you are still eligible for one. In some instances you may be asked to undergo a mobility assessment when your Blue Badge is due for review.

Renew online

You can renew your badge online. But if you have already sent a paper review form to us, do not use the online form to send another one. This delays your application.

If you apply online and supply your email address, you'll be kept informed of progress. Please ensure that you upload the right documents.

Using the digital assistant

If you’ve already applied and know the application number on your renewal, you can use the digital assistant on the right-hand side of this website page to check progress and to upload documents and your photo. You will need to say yes to cookies for 'communications and marketing' to see it – update your cookie settings.

Renewing using a paper form

We will send you a review form approximately six weeks before your badge expires. If you have already applied online, please do not fill out this paper form.

Change of address

If you have moved home since your last badge was issued, please email us with your new address. Include your full name and date of birth, plus your old address and postcode.

Email the Blue Badge team

Photo for your badge

You'll need a recent photo taken in the last 3 months to go with your application. The requirements for this photo are the same as a photo for your passport.

Paying for your badge

If your renewal is successful, we will contact you to ask you to pay for your new badge. It will cost £10.

After we receive payment, your application will be submitted to the national issuing office for processing.

What to do if your badge expires before you receive a new one

You must not use an expired Blue Badge under any circumstances.

If your badge has expired and you have not received a new one, this means we have not received your form and documents.

If your application is not successful

If your Blue Badge renewal is not successful, we will tell you why. If you have sent a cheque or postal order to pay for your badge this will be returned to you.

You will need to return your expired Blue Badge to us.

What to do with your expired badge

All expired Blue Badges should be sent back to us. See: Returning a Blue Badge.

Moving from another county

If you have moved from another county where your badge was issued, you cannot renew your badge. You will need to apply as a new badge holder, but you can still use your current badge until it expires.

Contact us

If you need to get in touch with us:

Contact the Blue Badge team

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