Apply for a new Blue Badge
The Blue Badge scheme is for drivers or passengers with certain disabilities.
A Blue Badge allows you to park:
- in public on-street parking places
- on single or double yellow lines, at times when loading is allowed
- in some private car parks
Check eligibility for a Blue Badge
There is a £20 fee for a Blue Badge.
You can also print an application form.
Send your completed paper application, along with 1 passport-style photograph and payment of £20 (cheque only) to the Travel Team address:
40-46 Buccleuch Street
Pay in person
You can pay by cash/cheque/credit card for a new, renewed or replacement Blue Badge at:
1 White Hart Street
Cheque or credit card only accepted at:
New pilot scheme
Transport Scotland has recently released new guidance, which opens the door for people with mental disorders and cognitive impairments to apply for a Blue Badge.
Only those most in need will be eligible. This is defined as “People, who as a result of a diagnosed mental disorder or cognitive impairment, have no awareness of danger from traffic and are likely to compromise their safety, or the safety of others.”
The pilot will operate in all 32 local authority areas in Scotland. It will last until the end of March 2017 with the Blue Badges themselves valid for a 12 month period. An evaluation will be undertaken alongside the pilot that will report in December 2016, allowing a decision to be made about making this new Blue Badge eligibility permanent from April 2017.
Download the application form below. You cannot apply for the pilot online.
Organisations wishing to apply for a group Blue Badge should contact the Blue Badge section direct on the contact details below.
Get help to apply
If you need help to complete the form contact the local Citizens Advice Bureau.
For general advice on Blue Badges contact the Blue Badge section.