The Blue Badge scheme is designed to help disabled people who have severe mobility problems lead independent lives by knowing that when they reach a destination, either as a driver or passenger, they will be able to park near to a venue and therefore have easier access to the services they want to use. It isn’t to provide free parking.

The Blue Badge parking concessions only allow badge holders to park on-street. They don’t apply to off-street privately operated car parks, such as supermarket car parks or on privately owned roads, such as those you find at airports. There may, however, be special concessions for badge holders in these areas and you should check for signs detailing these. It allows on-street, free parking without time restriction.

Check to see if you are eligible for a Blue Badge

Applying for a Blue Badge


This will take you to the UK government website.

Alternatively, you can download, print and complete an application:

If you would like us to send you an application form, you can email or phone 01786 237502, leaving your name and address.

You can also pick a form up at:

Travel Centre
Stirling Bus Station
Goosecroft Road

Opening hours 

  • Monday to Friday: 9:30am to 1pm and 1:30pm to 4:15pm

Processing your applicationWe will tell you when we have received your paper or online application. Allow 28 working days for your application to be processed. 

  • If your application is approved you will receive notification regarding payment and delivery.
  • If your application is refused you can ask us to review the decision. You should do this within four weeks of receipt of your refusal letter to the address shown in the letter.

Privacy notice - what happens with your information

ChargesThere is a £20 fee for a new Blue Badge and a reapplication. We will contact you to let you know when your badge is approved and how to pay.

You can pay by cash, debit/credit card at the Travel Centre and by debit/credit card by phone or online.

If your Blue Badge has been lost or stolen, obtain a police incident report and complete this form with the incident number for a replacement Blue Badge. There is a £20 fee and the badge will be awarded to the original award date.

Further information

You can find more information on how the Blue Badge scheme work at the Transport Scotland Blue Badge webpage

If you hold a Blue Badge, check your Blue Badge rights and responsibilities which also explains the consequences for Blue Badge misuse.

Information about using your Blue Badge in the EU is available at Using a Blue Badge in the European Union

If you are moving to an address outside the Stirling Council area, contact your new council with proof of your new address to allow your details to be updated.

You can find information on Scottish Public Service Ombudsman


Last updated: Friday, May 13, 2022 2:53 PM