Apply for or renew a Blue Badge

Please Note: The Blue badge and concessionary travel office now closes at 1pm on Tuesdays

You can still drop off or pick up any application forms via the Customer Service Centre.  

Our full opening times can be seen on the parking permit centre webpage

Apply for a Blue Badge

To apply you will need the following:

  • Proof of your disability
  • Proof of your identity
  • Proof of your address
  • A photograph of you - If you are applying in person, we can take a photograph at the Customer Service Centre.

If you are sending documents by post please only send photocopies. Brighton & Hove City Council cannot be held responsible for documents that are lost in the post.

Please note that the Blue Badges are not made at Hove Town Hall. We need to order them from a separate company who will then send it to you directly.

Applications can take up to 6 weeks to process once we have received all of the required documentation. 

We will usually write to you by post if further information is required.

You may need to have a mobility assessment. Guidance on this process can be found here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get a Blue Badge?

You may be eligible for a Blue Badge if you have a permanent disability that affects your mobility. The Department for Transport has information about who can get a Blue Badge.

Hidden disabilities

New legislation is due to come in on 30 August and will change the Blue Badge criteria needed to be met. Until the legislation has been revised, we must continue to follow the guidance that is currently in place and only issue Blue Badges on the grounds of mobility.

How do I renew my Blue Badge?

Each renewal is treated like a new application to make sure we only issue Blue Badges to those who meet the criteria.

We will send you a renewal form two months before your current badge expires. If you have moved address within the last 3 years and have not informed us then we may not hold your current contact details. Please contact us on 01273 296270 or by email if your details have changed.

You can apply for the renewal of your badge even if you don’t receive our form.

If you haven’t received a form, the quickest way to apply for the renewal of your Blue Badge would be online here.

Please note that it remains the responsibility of the badge holder to be aware of when the badge is expiring and to ensure it is renewed in time.

What do I do if the Blue Badge is no longer required?

If the Blue Badge is no longer required it must be returned to Brighton & Hove City Council. You can return it by post to the below address or drop it into Reception at the Customer Service Centre, Hove Town Hall between 9am-4.30pm Monday to Friday or Saturday 9am-1pm. Please include a covering note explaining why the badge has been returned.

Blue Badge Team, G39 Hove Town Hall, Norton Road, Hove, BN3 3BQ.

How do I change my details?

Please contact us on 01273 296270 or by email if your details have changed.

 

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