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Apply for a blue badge

What is a blue badge?

The Blue Badge scheme is a national scheme designed to give people who are registered severely sight impaired and who are unable or virtually unable to walk the ability to park close to the facilities and services they need to use, so as to improve their lifestyle, independence and freedom of choice.

Am I eligible for a blue badge?

The Blue Badge Information Sheet gives an overview of the scheme and who can apply. To apply go to or get further information from The Department for Transport. You can also contact the Blue Badge Team who will be happy to help.

I am a first time applicant, how do I apply for a blue badge in Gloucestershire?

For an application form you can contact either:

You can also apply on-line at

Calls may be recorded for training, quality and service delivery purposes.

My current badge is about to expire how do I renew it?

A blue badge is only valid for up to three years and you need to complete a new application form when your badge is near its expiry date. You should receive a reminder letter along with a new application form 4 - 6 weeks before your current badge expires. If you have moved house in the last three years then we may not know, please use our contact details on the right of this page to let us know your new address.  Your current badge is valid in the UK until its expiry date.

You can also apply online 4 - 6 weeks before your current badge expires at

How much does a blue badge cost?

The current cost of a blue badge in Gloucestershire is £10, as recommended by the Department for Transport.  However, if your  application is unsuccessful, we will return this payment to you.