Applying or renewing a Blue Badge
You can apply for or renew a Blue Badge in Blackpool in the following ways
Please check the eligibility criteria before applying for a Blue Badge.
If you apply for a discretionary badge we may need more information you. We may also refer you for an independent mobility assessment.
These applications can take longer to process.
We carry out the mobility assessments out at:
Blackpool Centre for Independent Living
259 Whitegate Drive
If successful, the badge will be ordered from a national processing centre and issued to your home address.
You will need to provide
- A standard passport-sized photograph. These can be taken free of charge at the Customer First centre or sent to us electronically if you apply online or by post
- Proof that you meet the eligibility criteria (proofs must be dated within the last 12 months). Please do not send originals in the post
- Proof of ID and proof of residency. Follow the guidance notes attached to the application form or use the online guidance for details of the type of documents that will be accepted
A £10 fee
is payable if your application for a Blue Badge is successful. You can pay for your Blue Badge
by any of the following methods:
- Debit /credit card - telephone the Customer First Centre on 01253 477477 (Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm)
- By Post - cheques (not post dated) or postal orders should be crossed and made payable to Blackpool Council and sent to: Blue Badge team, Customer First Centre, Town Hall, Corporation Street, Blackpool, FY1 1AD. (Please write Ref: Blue Badge Payment and your address on the back of your cheque)
Unable to apply online
If your are unable to complete an online application
Customer First drop-in sessions
Customer First are now offering drop in sessions at a number of libraries across the town. The sessions run between 10.0am and 12 noon and you can come along for help with your application.
- 1st Tuesday of month – Anchorsholme Library
- 2nd Tuesday of month – Palatine Library
- 3rd Tuesday of month - library@thegrange
- Last Thursday of month – Moor Park Library
All expired badges should be returned to the Blue Badge team at the address above with an explanatory note so that we can amend our records.