In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, local authorities were advised by the Department for Transport and local government representative bodies to allow you to continue using your badge if it had an expiry date between 1 January 2020 and 30 September 2020. After this date, you will no longer be permitted to use your expired badge. If your badge has expired or is due to expire, we would strongly encourage you to start the reapplication process as soon as you can if you haven’t already done so. This will help to give us sufficient time to process your application and make a decision. This will also help to ensure you receive a new badge before the 30 September 2020 if you are entitled to one. If you continue to use an expired badge after this date, you may receive a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) or other enforcement action.
Blue Badges for individuals
Renew or apply for your Blue Badge on the GOV.UK website using the national application form.
Access a visual guide on how to apply for a Blue Badge using the GOV.UK website.
There is a £10 charge for each Badge.
How long will it take?
Your application may take up to 8 weeks to be processed. This may be longer if you are invited for a mobility assessment.
Please be sure to include all the correct documents with your application. Details of what we need can be found on the national application form.
Blue Badges for organisations
An organisational badge may be issued to an organisation for use in a motor vehicle or vehicles when the vehicle or vehicles are to be used to carry disabled people who would themselves be eligible for a badge.
Examples of organisations that may be eligible include residential care homes, hospices or local authority social services departments that transport groups of people who would meet the eligibility criteria for an individual Blue Badge.
Renew or apply for your Organisational Blue Badge on the GOV.UK website using the national application form.
- New applications from organisations must download and complete a supplementary questionnaire (Word, 89KB)
For more information email Blue.Badges@bedford.gov.uk.
To replace lost badges applicants must pay the required £10 fee.
Report the loss of your Blue Badge by emailing Blue.Badges@bedford.gov.uk.
You will be asked to pay for your replacement badge using a debit/credit card.
Blue Badge not received
If you do not receive your Blue Badge within 28 days of making payment you MUST inform Bedford Borough Council by emailing Blue.Badges@bedford.gov.uk.
Failure to report the non-receipt of the badge within 28 days will result in you having to pay an additional administrative fee.
Please note until payment is received, a blue badge cannot be issued.
Do not send any payment with your application form.