East Lothian Council

Blue Badge Scheme

Graphic - Blue badge scheme

The Blue Badge scheme runs across the UK. It allows people with severe mobility issues, who have difficulty using public transport, additional parking rights. This helps people live independent lives by knowing that when they reach their destination, either as a passenger or driver that they will be able to park close to where they need to go.

Who can apply

If you are unsure if you qualify you can complete the online eligibility tool.

Step 1 - Apply or renew a Blue Badge online

The quickest and easiest way to apply for a blue badge is on online.

What you will need to apply or renew online:

  • Your National Insurance Number
  • Your driving licence number (if you have one)
  • The serial number, expiry date and local council on your current blue badge (if you have one)
  • Card payment details to pay the £20 charge - (If your application is unsuccessful you will receive a full refund).
  • A passport style photograph

You will also need supporting documentation:

  • Proof of residency (Utility bill, Council Tax statement etc. dated within the last 12 months)
  • Proof of identity (Birth certificate, Passport, Driving licence, Marriage certificate)
  • Evidence of benefits if you meet the automatic entitlement criteria (dated within the last 12 months).

Support to complete your application

Our libraries have computers for you to use free of charge and our staff will provide help with your online application if you require it. Staff can also help scan and email your supporting documents to the blue badge team.

Once you have applied return to this page to pay for your application.

Apply for blue badge button

Step 2 - Pay for your application

The cost of a blue badge is currently £20, Payments can be made by credit or debit cards. The card holder does not need to be the applicant.

Your application cannot be completed until full payment is received. If your application is unsuccessful you will receive a full refund.

Pay Blue Badge




Step 3 - Send supporting documentation

Whilst applying online, if you have been unable to upload a passport-sized photograph, you will need to provide this.

By email

Email photographs (you can also send a smart phone image), scans of all relevant supporting documentation (detailed above) and evidence of your benefits if applicable.

You must include your BBIS tracking reference which can be found in your confirmation email when you applied.

By post

You can also post photocopies of your supporting documents to the Blue Badge team.

Please only send copies, do not send the originals.

John Muir House, Court Street, Haddington, EH41 3HA.

Telephone: 01620 827 827

John Muir House, Court Street, Haddington, EH41 3HA

Telephone: 01620 827367/827974

Fax: 01620 827710

Disabled Motoring UK is a campaigning charity for disabled drivers, passengers and Blue Badge holders.

East Lothian Council, John Muir House Brewery Park Haddington East Lothian EH41 3HA.