Blue Badge parking
If you're a driver or a passenger and you have mobility issues, you may be eligible for a Blue Badge. You can check if you are eligible for a Blue Badge on the Scottish Government website.
If you receive benefits which entitle you to a blue badge, you need to enclose a copy of the original letter of entitlement to benefits dated within the last 12 months. If you are enclosing a Personal Independence Payment Letter of entitlement, you need to enclose a letter showing the breakdown of points you receive. We may also check that you are in receipt of this award with the Department of Work and Pensions.
Apply for a Blue Badge
You must include full contact information with your application as Blue Badge renewal notifications are no longer being sent via post. These are now only being sent via email or text.
Apply for a at risk criteria Blue Badge
If you are applying for a Blue Badge for a person who because of a mental condition lacks awareness of danger from traffic and is likely to compromise their safety or the safety of others, please apply under the at risk criteria.
Contact Travel concessions for the form.
Renew a Blue Badge
You should apply to renew your Blue Badge four months before your current badge expires.
Renewal notifications are no longer sent via post. These will be sent via email or text. Please include this contact information in your application.
There are currently delays in completing NHS assessments when applying for or renewing Blue Badges. This is outwith our control. Blue Badges which expire on or after 1 September 2022, will be accepted as being valid for on street parking in Edinburgh. This will be in place until 31 March 2023.
If you have any queries or difficulties regarding applying for a Blue Badge online then please contact the Travel Concessions team for assistance.
Pay for a Blue Badge
If you applied without making a payment when you submitted your application, please pay for your Blue Badge.
Lost, stolen or damaged Blue Badge
- Replacement badges cost £10.00.
- Lost or stolen badges must be reported to the Police. You will need either the Lost Property Report Number or the Crime Reference Number to complete this form.
- Damaged badges must be returned to the Council.
Where you can park with a Blue Badge
With a Blue Badge you can park free of charge and without a time limit on street in Edinburgh
- in pay and display and shared use on-street parking bays
- on single or double yellow lines when loading is allowed
- in greenways parking places when parking is allowed
- in disabled parking bays.
You should not park
- in bus lanes during the hours of operation
- in cycle lanes
- on single or double red lines during the hours of operation
- on zig-zag pedestrian crossings at school entrances
- in bus stops
- in parking spaces for residents, motorcycles and city car club users
- in suspended parking bays
- any place where traffic or emergency vehicles might be held up
- at dropped kerbs
- in public parking places on main traffic routes when loading is prohibited.
If you live in an area where there are on street residents' parking spaces you may be able to apply for a free residents permit. You can check whether you are eligible and apply online with our new service, NSL Apply.
Travel concessionsAddress: FREEPOST 242
If you have any problems, please email us in the first instance. We will be able to resolve most issues this way.