If you are disabled, a Blue Badge permit allows you to use designated parking spaces and park in paid parking zones for longer periods of time. Blue Badge holders can be either the driver or the passenger of the vehicle.

Blue Badges belong to the disabled person and must not be used by anyone other than the disabled person.

Apply for a Blue Badge

Apply for a permit online

Or download and print an application form:

When visiting a One Stop Shop to submit your application you must ensure you have all of the following with you:

  • the completed application form
  • one passport-style photograph
  • proof of residency
  • proof of identity - details of acceptable documents and evidence is provided in the guidance notes of the application form
  • proof of eligibility  
  • payment of £10.00 by cheque or credit or debit card only
     
  • Apply for a blue badge  - organisation.

When visiting a One Stop Shop to submit your application you must ensure you have all of the following with you:

  • the completed application form
  • evidence of your business address
  • payment of £10.00 by cheque or credit or debit card only

Renew a Blue Badge

Renew a permit online
 
Or download and print an application form:

You can renew your Blue Badge permit up to two months before it expires. You are advised to apply at least one month before the expiry date.

Replace a Blue Badge

Eligibility

We may ask for your permission to contact your doctor for additional information about your disability to determine your eligibility. Only the council can decide whether or not you are eligible for a Blue Badge.

If your medical condition or mobility improves, resulting in you no longer being eligible then you must return your Blue Badge to the council immediately.

Disabled parking bays