Apply for a Blue Badge

New legislation has been passed, which came into effect on 30 August 2019, to extend the Blue Badge Scheme to people with hidden and non-physical disabilities.

Blue badge allows people with severe mobility problems to park close to their destination, as a driver or passenger. Some websites offer help with applying but they may charge for this service. To avoid paying extra, apply through gov.uk: 

Apply for a Blue badge

Alternatively, you can:

  1. Read the guidance notes (PDF)
  2. Complete the application form (PDF)
  3. Send your completed form to:

Camden Accessible Travel Solutions
PO Box 64175
London
WC1A 9BY

Find out more information on who can get a Blue Badge.

What happens after you apply

You will have to pay a fee of £10 if your application is successful.

It may take up to 12 weeks to process your application once we have received a fully completed application form and all the relevant documentation.

If you do not meet the automatic criteria, we may contact you to arrange an assessment. Depending on your circumstances, decisions can take longer.

Renew your Blue Badge

You do not have to contact us to renew your Blue Badge.

We’ll write to you about 8 weeks before it expires. Usually the letter will confirm we have done all the checks and you have to pay the £10 renewal fee. You will then be sent a new Blue Badge.

Renew a Blue Badge

In some cases we may ask you to send us additional information.

Unsuccessful applications

You can appeal the decision in writing if you applied within the last three months.

You must include your reasons for appeal. You can include additional evidence of your worsening health condition from a health care professional in support of your appeal.

Send your appeal to:

Camden Accessible Travel Solutions
PO Box 64175
London
WC1A 9BY

We will review and respond with reasons for our decision within 21 days. If your application is unsuccessful, you can re-apply after six months.

Lost or stolen Blue Badge

You must report a lost or stolen Blue Badge to the police as soon as possible using the 101 non-emergency number. The police will then provide a reference number.

You must then inform us of your lost or stolen Blue Badge by filling out the form on the link below:

Please note, that there is a re-issue charge of £10.

Your replacement will last until the expiry date of the original Blue Badge. 

Report abuse or misuse of a Blue Badge

We gather evidence against drivers who misuse a badge. We also prosecute individuals using fake or altered badges. 

Report abuse or misuse of a Blue Badge

If you no longer use your Blue Badge

Blue Badges should be returned to us to stop them being used illegally. 

Return if: 

  • it has expired 
  • you are no longer eligible for a badge
  • you have found the badge you thought was lost or stolen (return the original)
  • it is so damaged or faded that the you cannot read the details on it
  • you no longer need it 
  • you have moved out of Camden and have a badge from another Council
  • the badge holder dies

Return your Blue Badge to the following address:

Camden Accessible Travel Solutions
PO Box 64175
London
WC1A 9BY