Guide

Apply for or renew a disabled parking permit (Blue Badge)

Last updated: 8 September 2016

Apply for or renew a Blue Badge

There are two ways to apply for or renew a Blue Badge in Scotland – online or via your local council.

A renewal is the same as a new application and the same process is administered when applying.

1. Apply 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 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

2. Apply directly to your local council

Your council is responsible for the administration, eligibility assessments and enforcement of the Blue Badge scheme.

Councils have the option to charge up to £20 for the issue of a badge. You can ask if there's a charge when you make an application.

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.

England, Wales and Northern Ireland

You'll have to apply to:

Apply for or renew a disabled parking permit (Blue Badge)
Apply for or renew a Blue Badge