Apply for or renew a Blue Badge
Blue badge applications and renewals are now submitted through the government website. Find out if you are eligible and apply using the link below.
To save time when submitting your application, please combine the following into a single document:
Photos must be uploaded separately.
Applications take up to 12 weeks to process.
Please read the guidance notes and policy statement before applying:
If you are unable to use the online application form, please download and complete the paper version.
Returning the Blue Badge
You must return the badge to the council if:
- the badge has expired
- your medical condition or mobility improves and you are no longer eligible
- a replacement badge has been issued for one that is lost or stolen and the original is found / recovered - then the original badge must be returned
- the badge becomes damaged or faded and is illegible
- the badge is no longer required, for example should you be confined to the house
Please also note that the badge should be returned to the council on the death of the badge holder. If you continue to display the badge when you no longer need it you may be fined up to £1,000.
To return a badge please send it by post to the Concessionary Travel Team address at the bottom of this page.
How we will use and share your information
We will use the information you provide when you apply for a Blue Badge, Freedom Pass or Taxi Card to process your application. We will also use the information you provide for other purposes. For further detail please download our privacy notice for concessionary travel.
Concessionary travel teamAddress: Civic centre