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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.

Apply for a Blue Badge

The application form covers people over 3 years old, children under 3 years old and organisations.

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.

It costs £10 for each successful Blue Badge application.  Pay for your Blue Badge.

Unable to 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 request 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.

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.

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

Renew a Blue Badge

To reapply for 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

It costs £10 to renew your Blue Badge. Pay for your Blue Badge.

If you cannot apply online, you can ask for a Blue Badge application form or phone or write to us.

Lost or stolen badges

You cannot apply for a replacement badge online. If your badge has been lost or stolen you should ask for a Blue Badge application form.

If you cannot request a form online, you can phone or write to us.

It costs £10 to replace a lost or stolen Blue Badge. Pay for your Blue Badge.