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Warning about unauthorised charging for applications

Please be aware there is a website which is not affiliated with any official blue badge online application run by the government. When using a search engine it will come up as The site claims to assist with an application at a cost of £49.

We would like to assure applicants that the application process is free. The fee of £10 will be taken after the application is made and we do not take online payments.

The official online application can be found at


Blue badge parking permits for disabled people

The blue badge scheme helps disabled people with severe mobility problems to access goods and services by allowing them to park close to their destination.

Apply for a blue badge

After completing your application on GOV.UK, you will need to upload one passport-sized photograph and email all relevant documentation to including evidence of your disability. You must also include your BBIS tracking reference (this can be found in your GOV.UK confirmation email).

Pay for a blue badge

Once you have applied to GOV.UK for a blue badge, you can pay for the badge online by registering / logging in to the 'my account' section of our website. 'My account' also allows you to view details of services you have previously applied, booked and paid for. You can also see updates on their progress.

We are currently performing essential maintenance on the blue badge payment system. We hope to have the system up and running again shortly. 

It costs £10 for a blue badge (including replacements and renewals). If your application is unsuccessful your payment will be refunded. Please note, it can take up to eight weeks to process your badge from receiving your application.

If you prefer you can get a blue badge application pack at one of our local libraries (apart from community libraries).

Blue badge parking permits - frequently asked questions

If you wish to know more about blue badges or organisational badges, download the Department for Transport's blue badge scheme: rights and responsibilities in England document.

Lost or stolen blue badge

You should report stolen badges to North Yorkshire Police. After reporting a stolen badge to the police, or even if you have simply lost it, tell us your badge has been lost or stolen as soon as possible. You may request a replacement badge by emailing

Residential disabled parking bays

In certain circumstances, on-street parking bays can be created in residential areas for disabled drivers who are blue badge holders and who don't have access to off street parking, such as a drive or garage.

Find out more, including how to make an application, on our residential disabled parking bays page.

This page was last updated on 20 May 2016