Apply for or renew a Blue Badge

You can apply for or renew a Blue Badge if you are resident in Northamptonshire and if you meet the eligibility criteria.

The Blue Badge costs £10 and usually lasts for three years or until Higher Rate Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment expires (if this is less than 3 years).

The assessment process may take up to 6 weeks following receipt of your application. You should apply to renew your badge 6 weeks before it is due to expire.

Find out where you can park and what your rights and responsibilities are when using a Blue Badge.

How to apply for or renew a Blue Badge

You can apply or renew online and your Blue Badge will be issued by Northamptonshire County Council:

Apply for or renew Blue Badge

Help with applying or renewing online

Your local library offers a free checking service with online blue badge applications and renewals.

Please remember to take your supporting evidence, including:

  • Proof of identity - this can be a birth certificate/adoption certificate, valid photo card driving licence or a passport
  • Proof of address - this can be a Council tax bill or a letter from the Benefits Agency, the Employment Service, the Inland Revenue or a Local Authority, a bill or a bank statement dated within the last 12 months
  • Proof of eligibility, for example:
    • Evidence of receipt of Higher Rate Mobility component of Disability Living Allowance
    • War Pensioner’s Mobility Supplement
    • Document evidence of visual impairment
    • Evidence of receipt of the mobility components of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) including the second page which shows the ‘moving around’
  • A credit or debit card if you choose to use this option.

Library computers will be available for you to complete your application but you will need to be able to use a computer mouse and keyboard to do this.  If you would like help in building confidence using a computer please talk to staff who will be happy to arrange an appointment with an IT Buddy volunteer. 

Library staff will be able to take your photo for online Blue Badge applications (provided you have not already submitted the application) but they cannot take payment for you. You will need to pay online with a credit or debit card, or send your payment separately by Royal Mail.

Applying or renewing by post

Alternatively download, print and complete the form below and return it along with the £10 fee and supporting documents.

Please note: the free checking service in your local library is not available for paper applications.

Organisations

Organisations caring for disabled people meeting the criteria may be able to receive a badge, but this is entirely at our discretion.

Download, print and complete the form below if you wish to apply on behalf of a organisation:

How to use the Blue Badge

Your Blue Badge will be supplied with a clock which must be displayed with the badge. More information is available at Blue Badge Scheme: Rights and responsibilities in England.

Appeals

Should your Blue Badge application be declined and you wish to appeal this decision, please inform us in writing detailing the reasons and including any further supporting evidence.

You can send this to us by emailing cscbluebadge@northamptonshire.gov.uk with ‘Appeal’ clearly in the subject line.

Alternatively you can submit your information via post to Blue Badge Appeals, Northamptonshire County Council, John Dryden House, 8-10 The Lakes, Northampton, NN4 7YD.

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