Apply for a new Blue Badge
Service changes due to pandemic
If you don't urgently need a Blue Badge, then please hold off applying until the current situation is resolved.
If your badge expired after 1 January 2020, it will now be valid until 30 September 2020. Display it in the vehicle as normal. This applies to local authority parking only.
You can apply online, via post or email. Include your entitlement letter if applicable. Do not send original documents in the post.
- Blue Badges, Midlothian House, 2nd Floor, 40-46 Buccleuch Street, Dalkeith, EH22 1DN
- [email protected]
Face to face assessments are cancelled, and only desk-based assessments are being done at this time. If the independent assessor deems this unsuitable, then we will hold and process your application when normal service resumes.
You can pay by cheque or by calling 0131 561 5455.
Note that applications may take longer than the usual 8 weeks. Please avoid calling about the status of your application.
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
You can also print an application form (PDF). Send your completed paper application, along with:
- 1 passport-style photograph
- payment of £20 (cheque only)
Travel Passes and Permits Team
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.