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If you are a Lewisham resident, you can apply for a Blue Badge online. Paper applications will not be accepted.
By applying online you will save time and money because you can upload your photo and proof of identity and address, instead of posting them.
You do not need a computer to apply online. You can use a smart phone with a camera and internet connection.
If you don't have a computer or smart phone, you can go to any council-run library in Lewisham and use the computers and scanners there. Most of our libraries are now self-service but you will need a library card.
You can also visit Advice Lewisham at the Leemore Centre every weekday for help completing online forms.
If you have been asked to come to a mobility assessment and you can't attend, you should complete an enquiry form and explain why you can't come to the appointment. You should provide your telephone number so we can call you to discuss the matter.
You are responsible for renewing your Blue Badge in good time, so that you can be issued with a new badge before your current one expires.
We are unable to automatically reissue badges. You will need to complete a new form online and provide a new photo, proof of address and eligibility. All of which can be uploaded to your application.
If your existing badge was issued by us, we will endeavour to send you a reminder approximately 10 weeks before it expires, this could be in the form of an email, SMS message or letter. You will be reminded that you can apply for a new badge online.
You can begin an application for renewal before you get your reminder. Please remember to include the evidence requested if you don’t do this, your application might be closed.
No, you can use your Blue Badge in any vehicle. You can update the vehicle details when you renew your badge.
Yes, we are able to offer you a mobility assessment with an independent occupational therapist.
There is now a £10 administration fee levied on applications for Blue Badges. This applies to all new applications, as well as renewals and replacements for existing Blue Badge users.
You can submit your payment details when you apply, or you can wait until we have confirmed your entitlement.
When we confirm your entitlement, we will send you a text, email or letter with payment instructions. You can pay by credit or debit card. We do not accept cash or cheques, or take payments over the phone or in person.
After you order your badge, it takes up to 10 working days before it is sent to us for distribution to the badge holder. Badges are not made at Laurence House and your collection letter will tell you when it is available.
the badge can only be collected by the badge holder
we are able to hold the badge in our office until the badge holder is able to collect it in person.