Apply for Blue Badge
If you struggle to get around and use a car, you could get a Blue Badge.
A Blue Badge lets you park closer to your destination. It can also help you stay active and independent.
The badge is usually valid for 3 years.
Check your eligibility and apply online
Visit GOV.UK to check your eligibility and apply for a Blue Badge.
If you already have a Blue Badge and it's nearly expired, you can 'renew' and apply again online. Blue Badges are not renewed automatically and your eligibility will be checked again.
If you do not want to apply online, you can contact your local council to apply for a Blue Badge.
After you apply
Your local council will process your application. They will let you know if you need to attend a mobility assessment too.
A mobility assessment is a meeting with a healthcare professional who will check if you're:
- eligible for a Blue Badge
- getting all the support you need to get around
You'll get a decision about your application in around 12 weeks
If your application is not successful, you can ask for a review. You can find more information about how to do this in the letter from your council.
England, Wales and Northern Ireland
If you do not live in Scotland, you should apply for a Blue Badge with: