Apply for, or renew, a blue badge
The best way to apply is directly through the government website. The charge for a Blue Badge is £10.
Applications can only be made online. If you can't do this yourself, and don't have anyone who can apply for you, or if you need the Blue Badge information in braille or large print, please call us or email (Manchester residents only. If you live in another authority, please contact them for advice.)
If you need to renew your Blue Badge, we recommend that you re-apply about twelve weeks in advance. We no longer send out reminder letters.
There are other websites offering help to apply for your blue badge but they may charge for this service. To avoid paying extra, apply directly through the government website.
To assist applicants who are waiting for their application to be assessed, we are allowing Blue Badge holders to use their out of date blue badge for up to 26 weeks after the date their badge has expired. This waiver only applies to parking on public highways within Manchester City Council boundaries and within any dedicated blue badge parking bays - it does not apply to private car parks such as shops or retail park car parks. To qualify you must have applied for a replacement badge. A Parking Charge Notice (PCN) will still be issued for any other parking violation. This waiver also applies to the following hospital car parks:
- South - Wythenshawe, Trafford, Withington and Altrincham
- Central - Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI), St Mary's, Manchester Royal Children's Eye Hospital.
- North - North Manchester General Hospital (NMGH)