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Apply for, renew or replace a Blue Badge

Blue Badges can be applied for on an individual basis or on behalf of an organisation.

You can apply for a Blue Badge for yourself, or on behalf of someone else, including a child. A Blue Badge is valid for 3 years. After 3 years, you’ll need to renew your badge.

You will not get reminded to renew your badge so please make a note to renew at least 2 months before the expiry date.

Apply for a Blue Badge

The application form covers every aspect of applying for a badge, whether it is new, renewal or replacement. If you renew or replace a Blue Badge, you'll have to go through a similar process as if you were to apply for the first time. This is because:

  • your situation (and what you're eligible for) might have changed
  • the criteria for getting a Blue Badge might have changed - we need to assess your situation against the latest criteria
Apply for or renew a Blue Badge

You'll be asked to provide a photo and supporting documents. You can upload these as part of your application. Photos should be passport size. If you cannot get this type of photo, use a current snapshot of a similar size clearly showing your face.

It costs £10 for each Blue Badge application.

Alternative ways to apply

If you can't apply online, you can ask for a Blue Badge application form to be sent to you in the post or by email. We'll send a form to your preferred home or email address.

There are different forms for people's different circumstances so make sure you tick the correct box so you receive the correct form.

You can also telephone or write to us for a form:

  • tel: 01629 533190
  • write to:
    Blue Badge Section
    Adult Social Care and Health
    County Hall
    DE4 3AG

Make sure all documents sent by post are photocopies as no documentation will be returned.

You can also send your completed paper application form, photograph and documents by email to:

Once you’ve submitted your application there may be a wait for a number of weeks. A confirmation email or letter will be sent once your application has been processed.

Renewals are always processed around 2 weeks before the expiry date so you should get your new badge before your old one runs out.