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Renew a Blue Badge

Your Blue Badge is not renewed automatically. You need to reapply for it every 3 years.

Your eligibility will be checked every time you reapply. This is to make sure you can still get a Blue Badge. Your local council processes your application and decides if you can get a Blue Badge.

You should reapply 12 weeks before your badge expires. You can reapply for your Blue Badge on the GOV.UK site.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and reapplying for a Blue Badge

Your local council processes Blue Badge applications.

You can still apply for a Blue Badge but coronavirus is affecting council services.

This could mean your local council may not be able to process applications:

  • as quickly as they usually would
  • at all right now
  • which need face to face appointments or assessments

If you reapply for a Blue Badge your local council should reply to tell you about the situation in your area. They may take longer than usual to send you a reply.

Expired Blue Badges

Local councils expect to take longer to reissue Blue Badges.

If you need help reapplying

Contact your local council if need help reapplying for a Blue Badge.

Some councils have paper application forms or can help you with your application.

Aberdeen City CouncilAberdeenshire CouncilAngus CouncilArgyll & Bute CouncilClackmannanshire CouncilComhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles Council)Dumfries & Galloway CouncilDundee CouncilEast Ayrshire CouncilEast Dunbartonshire CouncilEast Lothian CouncilEast Renfrewshire CouncilEdinburgh CouncilFalkirk CouncilFife CouncilGlasgow City CouncilHighland CouncilInverclyde CouncilMidlothian CouncilMoray CouncilNorth Ayrshire CouncilNorth Lanarkshire CouncilOrkney CouncilPerth & Kinross CouncilRenfrewshire CouncilScottish Borders CouncilShetland Islands CouncilSouth Ayrshire CouncilSouth Lanarkshire CouncilStirling CouncilWest Dunbartonshire CouncilWest Lothian Council

You can reapply for a Blue Badge yourself, for someone else, or for an organisation (such as a care home).

Blue Badge charge

The charge to reapply for a Blue Badge can be up to £20.

Your local council decides on the charge for a Blue Badge and you pay the money to them.

After you reapply

Your local council processes your application. Your eligibility will be checked every time you reapply to make sure you can still get a Blue Badge. They'll also let you know if you need to go to a mobility assessment.

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

When you'll hear about your application

Your local council will give you a decision 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.

A Blue Badge usually lasts for 3 years. You need to reapply for it every 3 years.

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