Blue Badge

Apply for a Blue Badge

The Blue Badge Scheme provides parking concessions nationally and across Europe for people with a permanent and substantial disability, whether that person is the driver or a passenger.

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.

There is a £20 fee for a Blue Badge. After we receive your application, we will call you for payment by credit/debit card. Do not send cash.


A Blue Badge cannot be renewed: you must apply for a new one. Please apply at least 6 weeks before your current Blue Badge runs out.

If you need to return a Blue Badge belonging to someone who has passed away, please report it to the Tell Us Once service and send the badge to:

Blue Badges
Midlothian House
Buccleuch Street
Dalkeith EH22 1DN

Lost or stolen badges

If you lose your Blue Badge or it's stolen, report it to the Police and get a Crime Reference Number from them. We ask that you do this to prevent fraud.

  1. Complete the lost property form on Police Scotland or call 101.
  2. When the Police give you a Crime Reference Number:

To qualify

To find out if you qualify, answer some yes/no questions on:

Blue Badge: am I eligible? 

It will also tell you which application form you need to complete.

How to apply

We encourage you to apply and pay online. This is the quickest way: applications may take up to 10 weeks, but up to 15 weeks if you need a face to face assessment.

Apply online for a Blue Badge

Paper applications

Download and print forms below, or collect them from your local library.

There are different application forms for a Blue Badge:

Send your paper application to:

Blue Badges
Midlothian House
Buccleuch Street
Dalkeith EH22 1DN 

Or hand it in to any Midlothian library.

Send it with: 


Organisations wishing to apply for a group Blue Badge should apply online and ensure they answer all the assessment questions.

Get help to apply

If you need help to complete the form contact the local Citizens Advice Bureau.

For general advice on Blue Badges call us on 0131 561 5455.

Scottish Low Emission Zones

A Low Emission Zone (LEZ) is an area which sets an environmental limit on certain city roads, restricting access for the most polluting vehicles to improve air quality.

Vehicles that do not meet the emission standards set for a LEZ may be subject to a penalty charge notice.

  • In Glasgow, enforcement for zone non-residents began on 1 June 2023
  • Edinburgh will start enforcement on 1 June 2024
  • Dundee will start enforcement on 30 May 2024
  • Aberdeen will start enforcement on 1 June 2024

Blue Badge holder exemption

If your vehicle is already compliant, you don't need to register for an exemption. Use the vehicle checker on the LEZ Scotland website.

If you have a Blue Badge, and the vehicle is non-compliant and doesn't have disabled vehicle/disabled passenger vehicle tax class, you will need to register for an exemption.

The exemption system and how to register.