Guide

Apply for or renew a Blue Badge

Last updated: 14 February 2018

Apply for or renew a Blue Badge in Scotland

Blue Badges are also known as 'disabled parking permits'.

Apply or renew online

If you apply or renew online, you'll be asked a few eligibility questions. Once you've applied, your form will be sent to your local council for a decision.

What you'll need to apply or renew online:

  • National Insurance number or NHS Number
  • driving licence number
  • a passport photo
  • details of your current badge, if you have one

Apply or renew online

When you can't apply online

To apply for a Blue Badge with any of the following criteria, you need to send information in writing and can't apply online:

You can't apply online for a Blue Badge if you're applying on behalf of:

Contact your local council

Some local councils prefer you to apply or renew online and some let you apply in person at a local office.

Councils have the option to charge up to £20 for the issue of a badge. You should ask your local council if there's a charge before you make an application.

Check your local council website for further information on the process in your area.

Track your application

You can track your application online. You'll need the tracking reference number you were given when the application was submitted.

Return to a saved application

You can return to a saved application. You'll need the tracking reference number you were given when the application was submitted.

If your application is not successful

If you are unsuccessful in your application for a Blue Badge and want to request a review, you need to contact your local council.

All applications go through the same process, whether you are:

  • making a new application
  • applying to renew an existing Blue Badge

England, Wales and Northern Ireland

You'll have to apply to:

Apply for or renew a Blue Badge
Apply for or renew a Blue Badge in Scotland