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 long as you reapplied for a blue badge before the 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 either receive a new one, or we tell you that your reapplication has not been successful.

Please note that this exemption does not apply in parking locations operated by private business owners who set their own parking rules and could still enforce charges for outdated blue badges. Also, if you display an expired blue badge outside of Rotherham you are at risk of being fined.

Find out more about your Blue Badge rights and responsibilities

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

As long as you reapplied for a blue badge before the 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 either receive a new one, or we tell you that your reapplication has not been successful.

Please note that this exemption does not apply in parking locations operated by private business owners who set their own parking rules and could still enforce charges for outdated blue badges. Also, if you display an expired blue badge outside of Rotherham you are at risk of being fined.

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

Your current Blue Badge will no longer be accepted and you may be fined if you use this in a Blue badge parking space.

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.