How to apply for or renew a blue badge
If you live in the borough of Redcar & Cleveland and you think you may be entitled to a badge you should apply to the Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council Regeneration Services Department.
Download and print out the Blue Badge Application form from the 'Related Documents' section.
Please return the completed application form with your photos and fee to:
Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council
Neighbourhoods and Customer Services
Licensing & Parking
Redcar & Cleveland House
If you would like to speak to someone regarding your Blue Badge application please contact us.
Alternatively, you can apply for a blue badge online.
There is no formal right of appeal against the decision if you do not meet the eligibility conditions. However, if you are unhappy with our decision you may write to us at the above address, and enclose any additional evidence to support your application.
When your application is received, we make a decision whether you are eligible using the criteria detailed on the 'What is the Blue Badge Scheme?' page. We will notify you of the outcome in writing as soon as possible. It will take about 28 days to process your application.
Renewal of badges
Badges are valid for three years and badge holders should apply at least four weeks before the expiry date which is printed on the badge.
To apply for a renewal of your badge download the same application form used for new applications and return with one recent passport quality photograph and your fee.
Renewals are not always automatic. Some applicants may find that they are refused a badge on renewal if their original eligibility assessment was less robust. This is not because of a change to the groups of disabled people who are eligible for a badge, but because of a more robust assessment of that eligibility. In order for us to assess eligibility, applicants may be required to attend an independent mobility assessment. You must return your current badge or you will not be issued with your new badge. You will be contacted when your new Blue Badge is ready to be collected from Redcar & Cleveland House, Kirkleatham Street, Redcar, TS10 1RT. You must bring your old Blue Badge with you.
Photographs and fee
The Blue Badge is a two-sided card with space for a photograph of the badge holder on the back of the card. Your application should be accompanied by two recent passport quality photographs, both of which you must sign on the back. Photographs must not be more than 12 months old, and should be of a quality that can be digitally scanned.
Your photographs will be returned if your application is unsuccessful.
The fee for the badge is £10.00 for badges that have an expiry date of 01 January 2012 onwards. Cheques should be made payable to 'Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council'. This fee is refundable if your application is unsuccessful.
How to pay
Telephone: You can make a credit/debit card payment using the Council's automated telephone system on: 01642 774774 (please select the appropriate option)
Online: You can make a credit/debit card payment using the Council's online payments
Post: Cheques/Postal Orders should be made payable to Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council and crossed A/C payee. If you want a receipt, please enclose a stamped addressed envelope. Do not send post-dated cheques, as they will not be accepted. Payments should be sent to: Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, Seafield House, Kirkleatham Street, Redcar, Redcar and Cleveland, TS10 1SP.
In Person: at the Council's Cash Offices. View details of locations and opening hours. If you pay by cash it is important to get a receipt.
Note: Badges will not be processed until your payment is received.