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?
The Government has advised that it can take up to 12 weeks for an award decision to be made.
As long as you have reapplied for a blue badge before your current one expired, you can continue using your existing badge at on–street locations and car parks operated and managed by Rotherham Council, until you have either received a new one or have been informed that your reapplication has not been successful.
This is a discretionary arrangement that is currently in place until 31st July 2021. This exemption does not apply outside of the Rotherham borough or in parking locations operated by private business owners who set their own parking rules and could still enforce charges for outdated blue badges.
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, you may receive a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) or other enforcement action.