Renew a Blue Badge

How to renew a disabled parking Blue Badge.

Blue Badge renewals temporarily unavailable

The Department for Transport (DfT) is replacing the national Blue Badge IT system. This means that we do not currently have access to the information we need to process Blue Badge renewals either online or by telephone. We apologise for any inconvenience.

To renew an organisational Blue Badge please use the Blue Badges for organisations form.

When to renew

You will only be able to renew your Blue Badge six weeks or less before the expiry date. 

What you will need

In order to renew your Blue Badge, you may need to supply additional documents. This will depend on the criterion you applied under and whether there have been any changes to your personal details. 

Documents for DLA or PIP

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) mobility component

If you applied under the DLA higher rate mobility component criterion, you need to provide either:

  • a photo or scanned image of your most recent Disability Living Allowance uprating letter which shows you receive the highest rate for the mobility component - letters are usually sent out in March confirming your payments from April. This is the letter we need to see, even if you have been awarded DLA for life.  
  • or a letter of entitlement dated within the last year that shows you are entitled to the high rate of the mobility component of DLA.

When you upload your letter, it must clearly show:

  • your name and address
  • the date of the letter
  • that you receive the highest rate for the mobility component
  • the expiry date of the award.

The Blue Badge will only be issued up to the end date of the award.

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) mobility component  

If you applied under the 8 points or more of the mobility component of PIP, you need to provide:

  • a photo or scanned image of your most recent letter from the Department for Work and Pensions - letters are usually sent out in March confirming your payments from April. This is the letter we need to see, even if you have been awarded PIP for life. If you have only recently been awarded this benefit, then you should provide the award letter.

When you upload your letter, it must clearly show:

  • your name and address
  • the date of the letter
  • that you receive 8 points or more on the mobility component of PIP
  • the breakdown of points
  • the expiry date of the award.

The Blue Badge will only be issued up to the end date of the award.

Changes to your personal details

You need to tell us if any of the following details have changed.

  • Your name
  • Your address
  • Your appearance

Visit the Apply for a Blue Badge page to see what documents are acceptable for each of these details.