Page last updated 02 April 2014
Blue badge scheme 

Blue Badge

The Blue Badge Scheme provides a range of parking concessions for people with severe mobility problems who have difficulty using public transport.

Your Blue Badge will be supplied with a clock which must be displayed with the badge. This is used to state the time you left your vehicle parked.

We can only issue Blue Badges to people who are resident in Northamptonshire.

The Blue Badge usually lasts for three years. You should apply to renew your badge 6 weeks before it is due to expire.

Is there a cost?

There is a £10 administration fee.

Apply for or renew a Blue Badge

The assessment process may take up to 6 weeks following receipt of your application.

Before you apply - check if you are eligible by going to the who is eligible for a Blue Badge page.


You can apply online and your Blue Badge will be issued by Northamptonshire County Council:

Apply now

If you don’t have access to a computer or are unsure of completing the online form you can visit your local library and they will be happy to assist you with your application using library computers.  They will also check your eligibility so you don’t need to send important documents in the post.  Our library staff will also take your photo for the online application at no additional charge.

Alternatively download, print and complete the form below.


Organisations caring for disabled people meeting the criteria may be able to receive a badge, but this is entirely at our discretion.

Download, print and complete the form below if you wish to apply on behalf of a organisation:

Replace your badge

Download, print and complete the form below if your badge is lost, stolen, damaged or faded:

You will need to send us any supplementary evidence.

Replacement clocks

Replacement Blue Badge clocks are available at the following libraries for a cost of £2 each:

Stocks will be sent to additional libraries as soon as they are available.

Returning a badge

If you or your relative no longer requires the Blue Badge, please return it to us at the following address stating the reason why the badge is no longer required.

Blue Badge Section
Customer Service Centre
Northamptonshire County Council
John Dryden House
8-10 The Lakes

Change of circumstances

It is the Blue Badge holder's responsibility to inform us about any change of circumstances since the badge was last issued.

Blue Badge of a deceased person

If the Blue Badge is no longer required due to a person’s death we would advise the next of kin to destroy the badge or return it to us to be destroyed.

How are we doing?

The Department for Transport requires local authorities to issue new and replacement Blue Badges within 8 weeks of receiving an application.

Go to the Customer Service Performance and Surveys page to find out how we are doing.

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