Renew or apply for a blue badge
Renew your blue badge
Blue badges usually last up to 3 years, they are not automatically renewed.
We ask everyone to re-apply, this allows us to check:
- your current entitlement
- your contact details are correct
- we have a current photograph for your new blue badge.
Re-apply as soon as possible and do not wait until the badge is about to expire. We may need more time to assess your application. We may invite you to attend an independent mobility assessment. Please allow a minimum of 8 weeks for us to process your application.
Do not use your badge if it has expired as you may be liable to receive a Penalty Charge Notice.
What you will need when applying
You must provide:
- a passport quality photograph (showing your head and shoulders)
- proof of identity (such as a birth certificate, passport or driving licence)
- proof of address (such as a Council Tax bill or government letter)
- proof of benefits (if you get any).
It would be helpful if you also have:
- your National Insurance number (if you have one)
- the details of your current Blue Badge (if you are re-applying).
How to apply
You can apply for a Blue Badge at the Gov.UK website below. You will also find further information on the application process.
What happens next
We will send you an email to let you know that we have your application.
It may take 12 weeks or longer to assess your application and you may be invited to attend a mobility assessment which will be carried out by an independent healthcare provider.
If your application is successful and you did not pay during the application, we will request you to make a payment before the Badge is issued. Failure to pay within four weeks will result in us closing your application.
Allow up to 10 days from the date of payment for your Blue Badges to arrive.
Request a paper application or need help to apply
We recommend that you make an application using the GOV.UK website which is fast, simple and secure.
If you cannot use the online service, you can download, print and complete a blue badge paper application form (PDF 239KB)
If you do not have a printer, you can request we send you a printed application form.
You can also call us on 020 8359 4131 if you need help with your application.
Beware of scams
It's free to apply for a blue badge. There's a £10 fee to cover the cost of producing a badge if you're successful.
Please be aware of blue badge scams who may charge you more than £10 for an application. We do not accept application forms supplied by these websites.