My Blue Badge is due to expire - how do I get a new one?
We will automatically send a renewal application form to you around six weeks before your badge is due to expire. If you haven't received a renewal application form two weeks before your badge is due to expire, please contact us.
What types of photograph do you accept on the application?
Passport photographs are ideal. We can accept other photographs as long as they are a similar standard to images taken in a photo booth. We cannot accept full face photos if they are 6 x 4 inches. Photos must be colour, and not include other people in the background.
I receive the higher rate of the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance - do I need to send the original documents to prove it?
Yes. Any documents sent in as proof of entitlement will be returned as quickly as possible, once they are no longer needed.
Can I sign the application form on behalf of a friend or family member?
Yes. A designated member of the family or friend can sign the application form on behalf of the applicant.
How long will it take to process my application?
We will do our best to deal with your application as quickly as possible. However, due to the high number of applications received and the work required to process them, please allow up to 6 weeks.
I have been diagnosed with a terminal illness - can my application be processed in less than 6 weeks?
We can fast-track applications for applicants with a terminal illness. If you are applying for a Blue Badge under this criteria, please provide a letter confirming your diagnosis from either:
- your GP,
- your specialist, or
- your Macmillan nurse.
Once we have received the completed application form, we will aim to order a Blue Badge within 48 hours. We should receive it within five working days of the order.
My application has been refused - can I appeal against the decision?
Yes. In special circumstances, the parking management team may consider applications that weren't accepted.
If you wish to be considered as a special case, please write to us explaining the reasons for your appeal.