Blue badges help 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
The quickest way to apply for a blue badge is using the online application form.
If you would prefer not to use this method, you can contact us by phone to start the application process. This telephone call can last up to 45 minutes and we can phone you back at an arranged time if required. We can also take the £10 payment for your application over the phone. This will be refunded if your application is not successful. At the end of the call we will let you know what documents you need to supply to support your application. These will be to prove your ID and address, any benefit award letters (if appropriate) and any other supporting medical evidence. You will also need a photograph of yourself.
If you do not have any supporting medical evidence, you may be asked to attend a walking assessment.
You can send copies of any documentation to the service delivery team by post or by taking them to your local library. Please check that your local library offers this service before taking in any documents. Staff at the library will scan and send copies to the service delivery team free of charge. Please note that this method may make the whole application process take much longer.
Blue badge parking permits - frequently asked questions
- What is the blue badge scheme?
- What evidence do I need to prove my disability?
- What can happen if a blue badge is misused?
- Where can and can't a blue badge be used?
- How do I return a blue badge?
- Who is eligible for a blue badge?
- Can I use my blue badge abroad?
- Are there any extra concessions for blue badge holders?
- What happens if my blue badge application is refused?
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 can report that a blue badge has been lost or stolen and ask for a replacement here.
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.