Blue badge parking permits

Renewing your Blue Badge

What do I need to do when my blue badge expires?

It is your responsibility to reapply for a Blue Badge before your current one expires.

We recommend that you reapply 3 months before your badge expires as the government has advised that it can take up to 12 weeks for an award decision to be made.

I've applied to renew my badge but haven't got a new one and my current badge has now expired?

As a response to COVID-19, we were advised (by the Department for Transport and local government representative bodies) to allow you to continue using your badge if it had an expiry date between 1 January and 30 September 2020. However, this period will not be extended further, and you will not be able to use your expired badge after that date.

If your badge has expired - or is due to expire - please start the reapplication process as soon as you can to give us time to process your application and make a decision.

If you use an expired badge after this date, you may receive a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) or other enforcement action.

Find out more about your Blue Badge rights and responsibilities

Can I continue to use my blue badge after it has expired?

The DfT (Department for Transport) previously advised that Local Authority Parking Enforcement Teams should not issue Penalty Charge Notices to citizens using Blue Badges with an expiry date of between 1st January and 30 September 2020.

This relaxation of enforcement has now ended and if you use an expired badge after 30th September 2020, you may receive a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) or other enforcement action.

I have only just realised my badge has expired. What do I need to do?

If your badge has expired - or is due to expire - please start the reapplication process as soon as you can to give us time to process your application and make a decision.

If you use an expired badge after 30th September 2020, you may receive a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) or other enforcement action.

Reapply for a Blue Badge

Important: The government has advised that it can take up to 12 weeks for an award decision to be made.