Blue Badge

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

Eligibility checker

There is a £20 fee for a Blue Badge.

Apply online for a new Blue Badge

You can also print an application form.

Blue Badge application form (PDF)

Send your completed paper application, along with 1 passport-style photograph and payment of £20 (cheque only) to the Travel Team address:

Midlothian House
40-46 Buccleuch Street
EH22 1DN

Pay in person

You can pay by cash/cheque/credit card for a new, renewed or replacement Blue Badge at:

Buccleuch House        
1 White Hart Street
EH22 1AE

Cheque or credit card only accepted at:

Mayfield Hub
Stone Avenue 
EH22 1PB  

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.

Blue Badge cognitive impairment form (PDF)


 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.