Apply for a Blue Badge

Apply online with GOV.UK

Note - Due to COVID-19, there is a delay in processing some applications to renew Blue Badges. To ensure that Blue Badge Holders do not experience any disruption to accessibility as a consequence of the delay, the Department for Transport have advised all local authorities parking teams that they should consider not issuing Penalty Charge Notices to citizens using the Blue Badge concessions when using Blue Badges with an expiry date of 1st January 2020 onwards. They further suggest that this relaxation of enforcement against expired Blue Badges should continue initially until 30 September 2020.

North Tyneside Council are happy to comply with this guidance. If you have a Blue Badge which has an expiry date of 1st January 2020 onwards and you are unable to submit an application you can continue to use your badge until 30th September 2020.   Please be aware that this only applies to Council managed parking areas within North Tyneside and does not include private car parks such as hospitals and supermarkets etc. Please approach the relevant Local Authority for clarity on their policy if you use your Blue Badge outside of North Tyneside.


You can apply online at GOV.UK.

The website will explain what kind of proof you need to submit with your application. This must be sent to us within 10 days of submitting your application.

Please send the proof marked with your online reference number to:

Customer Services Blue Badge Team
Quadrant East
1st Floor Right
16 The Silverlink North
Cobalt Business Park
North Tyneside
NE27 0BY


Apply directly to us

There are three types of Blue Badge applications:

  • new badge or renewing your current badge
  • replacement for a stolen or damaged badge
  • for organisations who care for people eligible for a badge

You can apply in person with your completed form at any of our Customer First Centres.

We'll check the form to make sure you have included the relevant documentation we ask for. To check if you have the right documents please see the guidance in the application form.

Your photograph must:

  • be passport style and quality
  • be clear and in sharp focus
  • have a clear difference between your face and background
  • show your face with a neutral expression
  • show you on your own
  • be 45mm high × 35mm wide (the standard size when you have a passport photo taken in a photo booth or studio)
  • not be trimmed from a larger photograph

Related documents

Paying for your Blue Badge

You can only pay for your Blue Badge when we have contacted you by telephone or letter to confirm your application has been successful. Please don't include payment with your application.

You can pay with a credit or debit card by calling 0345 2000 107 or using the payment kiosk in a Customer First Centre.

Once an application is approved and the fee has been received, it will be posted to you within 10 days. Urgent Badges for the terminally ill can be processed within 24 hours.

Refused applications

If your application is refused you can request a review. You should contact us and make a request within 20 days of the refusal.

The review will be completed as soon as possible and normally within 20 days.

Contact us

Customer Services Blue Badge Team
Quadrant East
1st Floor Right
16 The Silverlink North
Cobalt Business Park
North Tyneside
NE27 0BY
Telephone: 0345 2000 101