Apply for a new Blue Badge
The Blue Badge scheme is for drivers or passengers with certain disabilities. There is a £20 fee for a Blue Badge.
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
Online payments suspended until Tuesday 5 February
The Department for Transport is moving to a new application system. You can still apply online.
You can also print an application form (PDF). Send your completed paper application, along with:
- 1 passport-style photograph
- payment of £20 (cheque only)
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
Dalkeith EH22 1AE
Cheque or credit card only accepted at:
Newbattle Community Campus
Dalkeith EH22 4SX
People with mental disorders and cognitive impairments
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.”
Blue Badges are valid for up to three years.
Download the application form below. You cannot apply for a Mental Disorders and Cognitive Impairment Blue Badge online.
Organisations wishing to apply for a group Blue Badge should contact the Blue Badge section 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.