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The Blue Badge Digital Service (BBDS) provides UK citizens with a secure way to apply online to their local authority for a Blue Badge.

You can apply online at UK Government: Apply for or renew a Blue Badge.

Paper application

Applicants can also apply using the paper application forms below.

These should be emailed to or posted to Blue Badge Team, The Johnnie Walker Bond, 15 Strand Street, Kilmarnock, KA1 1HU.

Acceptable forms of ID and proof of address

Applicants should provide documents such as driving licence, passport or birth/marriage certificate as forms of identification and proof of address.


Each applicant should provide a photograph that:

  • is in colour
  • is passport-size
  • shows the applicant's full face
  • does not include any other person
  • has the applicant's name written clearly on the back and
  • includes a confirmation from the applicant, or the person applying on their behalf, confirms in the "declaration" section of the application form the that photograph is a true likeness

Paying for a Blue Badge

The £20 charge for the Blue Badge will only be requested when your application has been fully screened/assessed and confirms that you are eligible for a Blue  Badge.

No payment should be made in advance of this.

Renewing a Blue Badge

There is no automatic renewal of Blue Badges. A renewal is the same as making a new application.

Review of decision

When an application for a Blue Badge is unsuccessful, East Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership will notify the applicant or the applicant’s representative in writing giving the reason for refusal of a Blue Badge and provide information on the review process, including grounds for review and timescales to be followed.

The request for a review must be made in writing within 28 days of the date of the letter refusing a Blue Badge, must include the grounds for the review request and may include further supporting evidence which was not included with the initial application.

When a request for a review is received we will ensure that the review is carried out by someone who was not involved in the original decision. We will provide notification of the review decision in writing within 28 days of the date of the request for review and notify the applicant, or the applicant’s representative, in writing the reason for any delay in the review of the case beyond the 28 days.

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This authority is required by law to protect the public funds it administers.

It may share information provided to it with other bodies responsible for; auditing, or administering public funds, or where undertaking a public function, in order to prevent and detect fraud.

The Cabinet Office is responsible for carrying out data matching exercises.

Data matching involves comparing computer records held by one body against other computer records held by the same or another body to see how far they match. This is may include personal information.

Please refer to National Fraud Initiative.

Contact Information


Social Services - Blue Badge Team
The Johnnie Walker Bond
15 Strand Street
East Ayrshire
Telephone: 01563 554200