The Blue Badge scheme helps you park nearer to your destination if you’re disabled.
You can apply for your first Blue Badge or renew your existing badge using the same form.
You can renew your badge if it expires in the next 8 to 12 weeks.
After you apply
It can take up to 11 weeks to process your application. Please make sure your form is properly completed and you've sent us all the documents we need (see "What to send").
Medway, Bromley or Bexley residents: please visit your local council's website.
You can also apply for an organisational Blue Badge (PDF, 245.4 KB) (if your organisation has vehicles which transport people who would individually be eligible for Blue Badges)
Blue Badges cost £10 whether it's your first one or you're renewing or replacing it.
If you apply online: pay by card.
If you apply by post: pay by cheque or postal order or call us to pay by card.
Paying by card is quickest and easiest.
Make cheques payable to Kent County Council.
If you are paying by postal order, please speak to the Post Office about how to arrange a refund before purchasing the postal order in case your application is declined.
You can apply for yourself, for someone else or for your organisation.
We may ask you to come to an independent mobility assessment if we can't decide based on your application. It is just to assess your mobility, not your general health. It's free and carried out by a qualified professional.
If you are receiving treatment from a hospice, they should use their official stamp on the address section of the form so we can prioritise the application.
Contact your hospice for more information.
If you apply online you'll receive an email with a reference number. Print it off and send it with your documents or write the number on a covering letter.
There's more detail on the application form about which documents to send.
Send your documents by email or by post to:
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can discuss things with you.
Your application will be sent back to you if you don't pay enough postage.
Find out more about where you can park and how to use your Blue Badge correctly.
Report misuse of a Blue Badge.
You can use your Blue Badge in all European countries and make use of the same parking concessions as the country's own citizens with disability.
Blue Badge holders, tax disc holders and parking clocks all cost £2.50.
If the Blue Badge is no longer needed, for example if the badge holder has died, you can:
Blue Badge holders will have to pay for parking in these 4 car parks from 18 April 2016 for 6 months:
This is because Canterbury City Council are trialling ticketless parking using Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR).
Canterbury City Council will continue to provide dedicated bays and other local car parks will continue to offer free parking for Blue Badge holders for up to three hours.
For more information, visit the Canterbury City Council website.
Fill in the replacement form (PDF, 208.7 KB) and send it back to us with the required documents. There's more detail on the application form about which documents to send.
Send your form and documents by email or by post to:
If you don't have some of the details or documents, email us and we can discuss things with you.
Report it to the police, who'll give you a crime number.
Then fill in the replacement form (PDF, 208.7 KB) and send it back to us as above.
Fill in the replacement form (PDF, 208.7 KB) and send it back to us as above.
Replacements cost £10.