The Blue Badge Scheme is a national arrangement that gives parking concessions to people with severe walking difficulties, whether they’re drivers or passengers. This helps people with the badges to lead a normal life by making it easier to get out and about.
If your badge is due to expire, a renewal form will automatically be sent out within 4 weeks of the expiry date. Please tell us if you have moved since the last application was made as the form will be sent to the last known address.
You can now apply for temporary, 12 month badges if you are recovering from or awaiting treatment for serious illnesses or injuries.
Examples of this may include:
• A person recovering from complex leg fractures sometimes managed with external fixators for periods of well over a year
• A person recovering from stroke or head injury that has impacted on their mobility
• A person recovering from spinal trauma which impacts their mobility
• A person with a serious illness where the treatment may be debilitating, for example treatment for cancer
• A person with severe functional leg impairments who is awaiting or who has undergone joint replacement (e.g. unilateral or bilateral hip, knee, etc)
Apply using this form (Opens in a new window)
You can post your evidence documents to the address shown on this page.
We will return all documents to you by return of post. Valuable documents will be returned by Recorded Delivery.
Alternatively, you can take in evidence documents to selected Customer Service Point.
If you live outside Powys, Apply using the Gov.uk online form
The form asks in-depth questions about your disability and asks you to sign several declarations and supply some documents.
Please check you are eligible before you apply.
This is to stop fraudulent applications, as fraudulent use of Blue Badges makes it harder for genuinely disabled people who are entitled to use the scheme.
You can also phone, email or write to us to request a form, using the contact details on this page.
Alternatively, you can ask for a form at your nearest Library+ Point.
Once you have filled in your form, you need to print it, sign it and return it to us including all your evidence documents and a passport style photograph with your name clearly written on the back.
We will need to see evidence of who you are and where you live, as well as evidence of your disability and any allowance you get (disability living allowance or PIP).
If you get Housing and/or Council Tax benefit we may already have some of the evidence to support your application. We can use this if you have given us permission on the form.
If you are the parent of a child under 3, you may apply for a blue badge for your child if they have a specific medical condition which means that they:
If you don’t automatically qualify for a Blue Badge your application will be referred to the council’s social care team who will decide. We may ask your doctor to confirm your disability if you give us permission on the application form.
If you apply for a badge and don’t get one, remember that you can apply again if your condition changes.
The government reformed the Blue Badge Scheme to tackle badge fraud and misuse and to make it fairer and more sustainable. This means that we check very carefully to make sure that badges are only given to people who need them. If we think that a badge is being misused we may withdraw it.
A badge is only for the person it’s issued to – they should not let anyone else use it.
You are automatically entitled to a Blue Badge if you meet one of the following:
You will need to send us evidence of your qualifying benefit.
If you don’t automatically qualify, you may still be able to get a badge if you:
If your badge has been stolen, please get a Crime Reference Number from the police.
If your badge was issued before 1 April 2012, contact us and we will send you an application form for a replacement badge. You’ll need to send us evidence to support your application.
Please send the form, a cheque or postal order for £10 made payable to Powys County Council (not cash) and one passport style photograph to:
PO Box 71,
If your badge was issued after 1st April 2012, there is no need to complete an application form. Please write to Customer Services, including the following:
Once we have all this information we can send you a new badge.