Apply for a disabled Blue Badge parking permit

The Blue Badge scheme runs throughout the UK. It gives you additional parking rights if you have mobility problems, or difficulty in using public transport. This makes it easier for you to park close to where you need to go.

You can now only apply for a Blue Badge online. If you can't apply online you can make an assisted application at our customer services drop-in centre.

The charge for a blue badge is £10. There are websites offering help to apply for your Blue Badge but they may charge for this service. To avoid paying extra, apply via the online form below.

Before you start

You'll need the following documents to apply for, or renew, your blue badge:

  • Proof of address
  • Proof of identity
  • Digital passport-style photograph
  • Supportive evidence for example, your PIP decision letter or hospital consultants letter

You will be asked to create a My Account in order to access the form.

Apply for a Blue Badge online

It usually takes four to six weeks to review your application and make a decision. To make sure everything runs as smoothly as possible you need to make sure you:

  • apply in good time (no more than eight weeks before your existing blue badge expires)
  • complete the form correctly
  • give a full description of your disability
  • provide the right documents

When your Blue Badge application has been approved you will receive a request for payment. Once you have paid, you should receive your Blue Badge in the post in five to seven working days.

If you already have a Blue Badge, you will need to re-apply about eight weeks before it is due to expire.

You can also use your Blue Badge throughout the European Union (EU), although the terms may vary between countries. Check EU Blue Badge rules before you go.

If you move away from Swindon you can still use the Blue Badge until it expires. When your Blue Badge needs renewing you should contact the council where you now live.

You should not hold more than one valid Blue Badge at any given time or share your Blue Badge.

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