Blue Badge

A Blue Badge allows some disabled people to park closer to their destination, as they are less able to walk long distances or take public transport.

This does not include temporary conditions that are likely to get better in the 3 years the badge is issued for.

Who can get a Blue Badge

The Department for Transport is responsible for giving guidance on who can get a Blue Badge. You can find more information about eligibility on GOV.UK.

Apply, renew or pay for a Blue Badge

You can apply for a Blue Badge online.

You can apply for yourself, someone else or an organisation.

Register and apply online

You will need to set up an account before you apply. You will be asked to give your email address and set a password.

You can also use this form to renew a badge.

It’s very important you attach all of the appropriate information and supporting evidence to your application so that it is not delayed.

Register and apply for a Blue Badge

Using your badge

Visit GOV.UK to see your rights and responsibilities as a Blue Badge holder. This includes:

  • where you can and can’t park
  • using your badge abroad

More information

The ESSEX.GOV website has more information on Blue Badges.

Email address

Phone number

0345 603 7630

Operational locations

  • Essex


Blue Badge team
200 The Crescent, Essex House
Essex County Council