Apply for a Blue Badge

Check your eligibility and apply for a Blue Badge.

Before you start

You can apply online for a Blue Badge. The following pages will guide you through the process to help make your application as simple as possible.

You'll need access to an email account to apply onlineNeed help setting up an email account?

Check if you are eligible for a Blue Badge

There are two types of eligibility.

  • Auto-eligible criteria
  • Criteria subject to further assessment

You will need to know under which criterion you are going to apply. Check the Blue Badge eligibility criteria before you start your application.

Awaiting or recovering from surgery or treatment

If you have had surgery within the past three months we won't consider your application unless surgery is not expected to have improved your walking ability.

If you are awaiting surgery or treatment, and expect this to improve your walking ability you should give the date you expect to have surgery on your application form.

What if you don’t qualify?

If you don't qualify then find out about options for people with mobility problems on our accessible transport pages.