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Blue Badges

The Blue Badge application form will be unavailable from 6.30pm on Wednesday, 29 November 2017 until approximately Thursday morning as GOV.UK upgrade their systems.

The Blue Badge Scheme (disabled parking permit) is for drivers or passengers with severe mobility problems. It generally allows Blue Badge holders to park close to where they need to go.

Ap​ply for a Blue Badge on the government's website

You need to apply for a Blue Badge on the GOV.UK website. Before you apply you'll need to have all the relevant evidence which includes:

  • Proof of identification.
  • National Insurance number.
  • Details of your current Blue Badge, if you have one.
  • Digital or signed photo - passport quality and sized signed to certify that it is a true and current likeness.
  • Proof of residency.

As you fill in the online form you can also upload your photo. To complete your application ring us to pay the fee of £10 by debit card, or send us a​ cheque made payable to Rochdale Borough Council​.

Alternatively you can bring in your photograph and payment to the following locations, Number One Riverside, Heywood and Middleton customer information pointsLittleborough Library, Milnrow Library or Balderstone Library. Please note the libraries may only have one courier collection per week.

Apply or renew a Blue Badge on GOV.UK​​​​

Renewing your Blue Badge

If your current badge has, or is due to expire in the next 4 weeks you will need to complete a new application using the link above. We can only accept replacement applications up to 4 weeks before expiry. However, to minimise the risk of having 2 live badges in circulation for the same person at any one time you will only be issued with your replacement badge approximately 2 weeks before the old one expires.

You can apply for a Blue Badge for a further 3 years by completing the application form on GOV.UK.

On the application form you'll be asked to provide proof or your residency and identity, however, if you've previously submitted these documents for your current badge, you don't need to resubmit them unless you've moved address since your last application.

We'll need a passport size photograph which is a true likeness of yourself and the payment fee of £10.

Applicants who are in receipt of the Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance or receive a Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and meet the “moving around descriptor” for the Mobility Component (which has a score of 8 points or more) should provide a complete copy of their current award letter dated within the last 12 months.

​If your application is turned down we will tell you why and, you can ask us to reconsider your case if you think this is unfair. You can also re-apply if your mobility problems become more serious, but, we will not consider a new application within 6 months of your latest application unless your mobility has deteriorated significantly.

​You must return your expired badge to us. Should the badge holder pass away, please ensure the badge is returned to us.

​​​On street disabled bays are at the following locations.

  • Rochdale Town Centre ​Zone C, (formerly Baillie Street​), Rochdale OL16 1JA (10am to 6pm)
  • Bell Street, Rochdale OL16 1JP
  • Cheetham Street, Rochdale OL16 1DL
  • Fleece Street, Rochdale OL16
  • Hunters Lane Service Area, Rochdale OL16 1YL
  • Milton Street East, Rochdale OL16 1YN
  • Rochdale Town Centre ​Zone A, ​(formerly Milton Street West), Rochdale OL16 1YN
  • Newgate (10am to 6pm), Rochdale OL12 6RZ
  • Number One Riverside, Smith Street, Rochdale OL16 1XU
  • Rochdale Town Centre Zone D, (​formerly ​Upper Penn Street), Rochdale OL16 1QZ
  • The Butts, Rochdale OL16 1HB
  • The Esplanade, Rochdale OL16 1AQ
  • Town Hall Square, Rochdale OL16 1AA
  • Yorkshire Street (upper), Rochdale OL16 1DF
  • Yorkshire Street (lower), Rochdale OL16 1EJ (10am to 6pm)​


​0300 303 8870

Blue Badge Applications
PO Box 615
​Rochdale OL16 9TF