Blue Badge

Apply for a new Blue Badge

Service during the pandemic

We continue to process Blue Badge applications. However due to the quickly changing situation, we cannot guarantee to process them in the normal timescales.

We ask for your patience in these difficult times, and that you avoid contacting us about your application unless it has been more than 8 weeks.

If you don't urgently need a Blue Badge, please hold off applying until the current situation is resolved.

You can apply online, via post or email. Include your entitlement letter if applicable. Do not send original documents in the post. 

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.

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


Apply online for a new Blue Badge

Paper applications

You can also print an application form (PDF). Send your completed paper application, along with:


Travel Permits and Passes Team
Midlothian Council
Midlothian House
Buccleuch Street
Dalkeith EH22 1DN 

Or hand in to:

Dalkeith Library
White Hart Street
Dalkeith EH22 1AE

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.

Blue Badge cognitive impairment form (PDF)


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.