Blue Badge scheme

Who can get a Blue Badge

Find out who can get a Blue Badge on GOV.UK

How to apply

A Blue Badge costs £10. Applications should be made online on GOV.UK. 

Apply online

Apply or renew on GOV.UK

If you cannot apply online

If you are unable to apply online, you can download and print an application form.

Then send your completed forms and supporting documents by email or post:

  • email:
  • post: Blue Badge Administration, Bracknell Forest Council, Adult Social Care, Health and Housing, Time Square, Market Street, Bracknell, RG12 1JD

If you are unable to apply online, and you cannot download an application form, you can ask us to send you one in the post

Renewing your Blue Badge

A letter reminding you to renew your blue badge will be sent to you about 12 weeks before your badge expires.

Let us know if you move house, so that the letter goes to the right address.

We will not automatically send you a new badge when your current one expires. It is your responsibility to reapply for a new blue badge.

How to renew

To renew your Blue Badge you need to reapply on GOV.UK. 

Apply or renew on GOV.UK


These timings apply to new applications and renewals. 

If you meet the automatic (type 1) criteria and provide up to date evidence

Your application may take up to 20 working days (4 weeks) to process.

However, we will try to process these applications as soon as possible.

If you do not meet the automatic criteria (type 2)

Your application may take up to 40 working days (8 weeks) to process or longer if an assessment is needed.

Rights and responsibilities

As a Blue Badge holder, it's important that you understand your rights and responsibilities which are listed on GOV.UK

Misuse of Blue Badge

You should only use your badge if you are driving or a passenger in a vehicle. Giving someone else your badge counts as misuse.

It is a criminal offence for you or anyone else to misuse your badge, and it can lead to a £1,000 fine.

Lost or stolen badges

If your badge is lost or stolen, contact the Blue Badge administrator.

Contact information

Blue Badge Administrator