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Watch out for the Blue badge 'scam'

A number of third party websites charging up to £50 to process a Blue Badge application.
If you meet the eligibility criteria Gloucestershire County Council will charge £10.00 to issue a badge.

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?

Under current regulations governing the scheme badges may be automatically issued without further assessment to disabled people if they:

  • receive the higher rate of the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) (help with getting about) or
  • receive 8 points or more under the “moving around” activity of the mobility component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) or
    are registered severely sight impaired or
  • receive a War Pensioners Mobility Supplement or
  • receive an Armed Forces Compensation Award

See our Blue Badge information page for a more detailed overview of the blue badge scheme and who else might be able to apply.

If you have any questions or would like further information, please check out the The Department for Transport web siteYou 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?

Apply Online 

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

A blue badge is only valid for up to three years, so if you are still entitled to a blue badge you need to complete a reapplication form at least 4-6 weeks prior to when your badge expires-

Apply Online

You should receive a reminder letter along with a reapplication form approx. 6-8 weeks before your current badge expires - you do not need to request an application form.If you have moved house in the last three years then we may not know, please contact us to let us know your new address.

If you haven't received your reapplication letter during this period please email bluebadge@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Your current badge is valid in the UK until its expiry date.

How much does a blue badge cost?

The current cost of a blue badge in Gloucestershire is £10.00 as recommended by the Department for Transport. However, if your application is unsuccessful, we will return this payment to you.

Further information

Should you have further queries please contact either:

The Blue Badge Team

The Adult Social Care Helpdesk

or obtain further information from The Department for Transport.

Contact the Blue Badge Team

Countywide Blue Badge
Gloucestershire County Council
Cheltenham Locality Office
Sandford Park House
39/41 London Road
Cheltenham, Glos.
GL52 6XL

Email: bluebadge@gloucestershire.gov.uk

We are open Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm, except on Bank Holidays.

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