The eligibility criteria for a blue badge has been changed to include people with hidden disabilities.
The government website will let you know if you are automatically entitled to a blue badge. If you are not, you can still apply but may need to provide additional information or attend a face to face assessment.
You can upload all your documents online on GOV.UK when making an application.
If you cannot upload your documents online, you can send them to us by email.
Blue badges are not renewed automatically so a new application form will need to be completed each time.
Apply 12 weeks before your badge expires to make sure we have enough time to process your application.
Applications can be refused if you do not meet the criteria or if have not provided enough supporting information.
If your application is refused you can make an appeal to have your decision reviewed.
This will need to be made in writing.
If you have lost your badge you will need to write in to us to explain what has happened. There is a £10 charge for a replacement.
We are no longer able to accept paper application forms.