Home Roads and travel Cars and parking Blue Badge parking scheme Apply for or renew a Blue Badge You can apply for or renew a Blue Badge online free of charge via the GOV.UK website Please be aware of websites operated by private companies or individuals offering assistance in applying for a Blue Badge. These sites may charge a substantial fee for their services. You can apply online free of charge and upload supporting documents via the GOV.UK website.Applying for a Blue BadgeA Blue Badge costs £10Apply onlineApplying online lets you save your application to carry on with later and track the progress of it. You can apply online through GOV.UK:Apply onlineOnce you’ve started an online application you can:make changes or cancel your application through GOV.UKtrack the progress of your application through GOV.UKApply by phoneCall Customer Services during office hours: 0116 305 0001If you're applying by phone, our team can check your proof of address over the phone, you will not need to send your documents to us. The call usually takes around 45 minutes. You will need details of your medication and any difficulties relating to walking.Apply by postWe recommend applying either online or by phone. If you are unable to apply online or by phone you can complete a paper application by downloading the form below and returning it to the address below.We aim to process postal applications within 15 working days.Customer Service CentreCounty HallGlenfieldLeicestershireLE3 8STBlue Badge Application Form for IndividualsBlue Badge Application Form for OrganisationsPlease do not send the fee with your application. If your application is successful we will contact you to collect the fee.Paying for your badgeIf you apply by post, over the phone (or through GOV.UK and have not already paid through their form), you can pay for your badge using our online formYou will need your reference number, which will be sent to you when we request payment. What happens if your application is refused Expand content You can appeal if your application or renewal of a Blue Badge is refused.You may either request a review of the decision or make a complaint about how your application’s been handled.Request a review of the decisionPlease contact us within 28 days of receiving your refusal letterWrite to Blue Badge, Customer Services Centre, Leicestershire County Council, County Hall, Glenfield, Leicester, LE3 8RAOr send an email to email@example.comWhat happens nextYour application will be reviewed by our Sustainable Travel Group (STG) who are independent of the application process.Once the review is complete, we will write to you about the outcome.If you don’t accept the reviewer’s decision, you may request that your case is reviewed again by someone more senior. The original reviewer will give you the contact details upon request.If your application is still refused and your condition worsens, you can re-apply after 6 months.In exceptional circumstances, we will consider re-applications before 6 months if your walking ability has suddenly and significantly deteriorated. Make a complaint about how your application was handledPlease refer to our complaints procedureYou may also make a complaint to the Local Government Ombudsman, who is independent of the County Council, by contacting the Ombudsman’s Advice Team on 0300 061 0614. Renewing your Blue BadgeThere is no automatic renewal of a badge, all badge holders must re-apply for their badge before the old badge expires. Do not use the badge if it has expired as you may be fined.Renew over the phoneYou can renew over the phone, call Customer Services during office hours: 0116 305 0001The call usually takes less than 10 minutes. Please have your payment card details ready so that we can complete the renewal.Renew onlineYou can renew online through the GOV.UK websiteWe will send you a reminder letter and an application form 6 weeks before your badge is due to expire. It’s the responsibility of the badge holder to re-apply in good time before their current badge expires.We aim to process your application in 3 weeks. If we decide you should attend an independent mobility assessment, the processing time is likely to be longer.CancellationsThe council may cancel your application if you don’t respond within 1 month to a request we make in connection with your application, e.g. to supply further information, attend a mobility assessment, or pay the fee.If your address or name changes you must let us know Further reading Help us improve this page Hide content Was this page helpful? Yes It was helpful, but Please select a reasonthere's a broken link it's hard to understand it's incorrect it's outdated it's too long Other No Please select a reasonit didn't answer my question it's not detailed enough it's hard to understand it's incorrect it's outdated it's too long Other Details Email address We’ll only use this to ask for more detail if we need to.