The Blue Badge scheme helps you park nearer to your destination if you’re disabled.
You can apply for your first Blue Badge or re-apply for your existing badge using the same form.
You can re-apply for your badge if it expires in the next 8 to 12 weeks.
After you apply
It can take us between 4 and 8 weeks to process your application, as long as it's 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.
Blue Badges cost £10 whether it's your first one or you're re-applying 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.
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 email@example.com 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 your rights and responsibilities.
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:
Contact us for a replacement form by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 03000 41 62 62.
Report it to the police, who'll give you a crime number.
Then contact us for a replacement form by emailing email@example.com or calling 03000 41 62 62.
Contact us for a replacement form as above.
Replacements cost £10.