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?

The DfT (Department for Transport) have advised that Local Authority Parking Enforcement Teams should not issue Penalty Charge Notices to citizens using Blue Badges with an expiry date of 1st January 2020 onwards. This relaxation of enforcement against expired Blue Badges should continue initially until 30 September 2020

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) have advised that Local Authority Parking Enforcement Teams should not issue Penalty Charge Notices to citizens using Blue Badges with an expiry date of 1st January 2020 onwards. This relaxation of enforcement against expired Blue Badges should continue initially until 30 September 2020

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locations operated by private business owners who set their own parking rules and could still enforce charges for outdated blue badges.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?

The DfT (Department for Transport) have advised that Local Authority Parking Enforcement Teams should not issue Penalty Charge Notices to citizens using Blue Badges with an expiry date of 1st January 2020 onwards. This relaxation of enforcement against expired Blue Badges should continue initially until 30 September 2020

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.