Apply for or renew a blue badge
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 or email us (Manchester residents only. If you live in another authority, please contact them for advice.)
For applications that are subject to further assessment, currently processing can take up to 6 weeks.
It is important to fully complete the application form. If you are applying as a result of a walking difficulty, it is essential that you identify how far you can walk and the time that this takes. Please submit supporting medical information with your application. This should be in the form of medical reports/reviews, physiotherapy reports or hospital discharge summaries. Please do not submit appointment letters. We will not accept incomplete applications.
If you've reapplied for your blue badge and are waiting for an assessment, you can continue to use your out-of-date Blue Badge for up to 28 days after the date of expiry, but this waiver only applies to parking on public highways within Manchester City Council boundaries, and in any dedicated disabled parking bays. The waiver does not apply to private car parks (such as shops, hospitals or retail parks)
To continue using your expired Blue Badge, you must have already reapplied for your replacement badge. A Parking Charge Notice (PCN) will still be issued for any other parking violation.
The charge for a Blue Badge is £10, and we advise you to apply directly through the government website. There are other websites that offer to help with your application but they may charge for this service. To avoid paying extra, apply directly through the government website.
Payment can either be made online or by credit or debit card (the Blue Badge team will call you to take payment when your badge has been approved) but don't send cheques or postal orders. Alternatively, we can send you an invoice.