Greenwich

Blue Badge parking scheme for disabled people

Applying for a Blue Badge

You can check if you are eligible and apply for a Blue Badge online through the Gov.UK website.

Alternatively, you can download a paper Blue Badge application form and applicants' notes here and return them directly to us at the address below.

Please read the notes carefully before completing the application form. Incomplete application forms will be returned, which could delay the processing of your badge.

You should allow up to 10 weeks for your application to be processed.  

How to complete the paper Blue Badge application form

You will need to:

  • Enclose all documents required to prove your eligibility - check the guidelines
  • Ensure you read the declarations and sign in all areas where stated

For your application you will also need:

  • One passport-size, passport-style photograph (with your name and address on the back).

Send the form, photos and cheque to:

Mobility Team,
2nd Floor,
The Woolwich Centre,
35 Wellington Street,
Woolwich, SE18 6HQ

Fees

A £10 fee is charged for a Blue Badge. If your application is unsuccessful, your fee will be refunded.

Renewing your Blue Badge

Your Blue Badge is valid for three years. You will need to apply for a new one after this time.

Please note that you will not be sent a reminder by the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Reminder letters will be sent out by Northgate, the company contracted by the Department for Transport to manage the Blue Badge Information System (BBIS).

Make sure you apply for your new Blue Badge 10 weeks before your existing one expires. This should ensure that there are no gaps between your existing badge and the new one, if reissued.

Once you have received your new badge, please return the old one to our Mobility Team.

Lost and stolen badges

You can report lost and stolen badges and update changes to your details online, via the Gov.UK website. 

How long will my application take?

The whole process can take up to 10 weeks. This will depend on whether your application is sent for assessment or approved in the first instance.

If you cannot apply yourself

If you cannot apply for a badge yourself, you can authorise someone to apply on your behalf. This could be a parent or guardian, a family member or friend, or someone with Power of Attorney.