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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – changes to the Blue Badge service

We are sorry but due to Coronavirus our phone line has closed.

You can still contact us via email at bluecarbadge@eastsussex.gov.uk. If you are emailing about an application you’ve submitted, please tell us your full name, date of birth and postcode.

Renewals only: you don’t need to send us new photos if you are renewing your badge. You will still need to supply photos if it is a new application.

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

You can use a Blue Badge as a driver or as a passenger. You don’t need to own your own car.

You can check your eligibility for a Blue Badge here.

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About the application process

It takes an average of 12 weeks to deal with a new application some applications are taking considerably longer at the current time. You’ll need to submit all mandatory documents and a photo. If you apply online and supply us with a current email address, you will be kept updated about the progress of your application.

If you would prefer to apply using a paper application form, see below.

If your application is successful it will be submitted to the national issuing office for processing.

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

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Contacting us

If you have any queries about the application process, you can email us. If you are emailing about an application you’ve submitted, we will need your full name, date of birth and postcode to assist with your enquiry.

Paper application forms

It is quicker to apply online but you can also download and print the application form. Please note, this form can only be printed and completed by hand.

Organisations that provide paper 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:

Unfortunately we cannot send application forms in the post.