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How to apply for or renew an individual Blue Badge

Blue Badge Apply for GOV UK

How to apply

Whether you are applying for a new Blue Badge or renewing an existing one the process is the same. You can apply and renew by:

It can take up to six weeks to process a Blue Badge application or renewal. If you need an assessment it may take up to eight weeks. 

If you applied online you can track your application on the GOV.UK website.

Terminal illness

We will fast track your application or renewal if you are terminally ill or linked to a hospital or hospice.

Documents needed for Blue Badge

Whether you apply or renew online, or by paper application, you need to send in certified copies of your proof of identity, address and entitlement to benefits with the application. Applications cannot be processed until all documentation has been received.  

Which documents do I need to send?
What is a certified copy?

Hertfordshire residents can have copies certified at their local library.

Passport-style photo

Applying or renewing online

If you apply or renew online you can upload a digital passport-style photograph as part of the application or you can send this in with your certified copies.You can pay online at the same time.

Paper application

If you complete a paper application you need to include a passport-style photograph with the application.

Details about photograph requirements.


You can apply or renew and pay online at the same time. The cost of a Blue Badge is £10. No money is taken until an application or renewal is approved. 

War Veterans Waiver

  • The £10 charge for a Blue Badge has been waived for anyone disabled as a direct result of being injured in conflict whilst in active service.

If your application or renewal is successful, and if you have not already provided payment, we will write to you and tell you how to make a telephone payment using a credit or debit card. If you cannot pay in this way we will let you know how to make a payment by an alternative method.

What to send to us

Applying or renewing online

Send the certified copies of supporting documents and passport-style photo to the address below.

Paper application

Send the completed paper application, certified copies of supporting documents and passport-style photo to the address below.

Hertfordshire Blue Badge Scheme
Phoenix House
Moorgate Road
L33 7RX

Information on applying for/renewing a Blue Badge as an organisation.