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How to apply for a blue badge

Any payments or applications for residential parking permits or Blue Badges made through the post may not be actioned for some time due to the current restrictions in place for non-essential travel. This will mean that ​any cheques or PO’s sent through the post will not be cashed until the restrictions are lifted. Customers should ensure that they have sufficient funds in their accounts to ensure that they payment can clear and also ensure that they will not be overdrawn as a result.

Where possible please make any application for residential parking permits or Blue Badges​ using the online parking system​​​​​​​​​External link opens in a new window , these are being monitored and processed. Any postal applications may not be processed until restrictions are lifted. If your permit or Blue Badge expired in March then please continue to use your permit or badge and submit your application online as soon as possible.

If you feel you may be eligible to apply for a Blue Badge you will need to complete an application form.

You can submit an online application form​​​​​External link opens in a new window , alternatively you can completely an application form and send it to us by post.

If you are registered as blind or receive a War pension supplement, a higher rate DLA for mobility or a Personal Independence Payment, you need to complete the application form BB1 (296kb PDF)Link opens in a new window

Otherwise, you’ll need to complete the application form BB2 (346kb PDF)Link opens in a new window  

To help you decide which form you require you can find out more about who can apply for a Blue Badge.

Once you have completed the application form you should return it to:

The Blue Badge Team
PO Box 47
CF11 1QB

Please do not forget that your application will also require:

  • A photocopy of any documentary evidence you are required to supply
  • Proof that you live in Cardiff e.g. Council tax bill or utility bill. These will need to be dated within 3 months of the application
  • One passport photographs of yourself with your name printed on the reverse
  • A copy of your Award letter from the Department of Works and Pensions. This only applies if you automatically qualify.

Blue Badges in Wales are normally free, however a £10.00 fee does apply for the replacement of lost or damaged Blue Badges.
If you are replacing a lost or damaged Blue Badge then a cheque or postal order must be included with your application.
Cheques/postal orders should be made payable to “Cardiff Council” and marked on the reverse with your name. Post-dated cheques will not be accepted. Do not send cash by post. Cardiff Council accepts no liability in the event of its loss.
Please note that any information on this website is only for guidance and only the Blue Badge team are able to inform you if will receive a Blue Badge.
All information provided will be processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


Do I need to renew my Blue Badge?

Blue Badges expire after three years. After your Blue Badge has expired the parking benefits no longer apply and you may receive a Penalty Charge Notice (parking ticket) if you display an invalid badge.
All expired Blue Badges must be immediately returned to the Council.
Renewal applications must be made 6-8 weeks before the expiry date on your Blue Badge.
Don’t forget to let us know if you move to a new address. If you move away from Cardiff you will need to reapply with your new Council when your current badge expires.
For further information you can call the dedicated Blue Badge helpline on 029 2087 3232 between 9.30am to 12pm, Monday to Friday.
For general queries you can: