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Blue Badge: How to pay

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Assessment appointments

Due to government guidance on social distancing and the threat of coronavirus, blue badge assessment appointments have been cancelled.

We are not able to give appointment dates for assessments at the moment.


In South Tyneside, there have been no delays in issuing renewals.

In cases where a face to face assessment is needed, a 12 month renewal is issued.


  1. What is a Blue Badge?
  2. Eligibility
  3. What evidence you'll need if you are automatically be eligible
  4. What evidence you'll need if you may be eligible
  5. How to apply or renew
  6. If your application is approved / refused
  7. What happens at an assessment
  8. How to pay

How to pay

You pay after your application is approved.

You can pay the £10 by phone or by cheque.

After we receive your payment, you will get your Blue Badge within 19 working days.

Pay by telephone

Call the Customer Contact Centre on 0191 427 7000 and press option 4. You will need to enter your Blue Badge Reference Number (this is at the top of the application approval letter).

The Customer Contact Centre is open 8am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday.

Pay by cheque 

Make the cheque payable to 'South Tyneside Council' and post it to:

Let's Talk Blue Badge Team
Windmill Way
Tyne and Wear
NE31 1AT

Please write the cheque in black ink. We cannot accept cheques written in blue ink.

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