Resident permits

Who can have a permit?

If you do not meet the criteria, you do not qualify for a permit, irrespective of your interest in the property or the vehicle.

You are entitled to one resident parking permit if:

and

  • You are the registered keeper or have sole use of a vehicle

Proof of residence and proof relating to your vehicle must be provided before your application can be approved. View the documents we can accept for residence and vehicle proof.

What vehicles does the permit cover?

The vehicle can be either a passenger vehicle (car) or a goods vehicle, provided the overall height does not exceed 3.2 metres (10ft 6ins), the length does not exceed 6.5 metres (21ft 4ins) and the maximum gross weight does not exceed 5 tonnes.

The vehicles the permit does not cover

The permit does not cover a caravan, trailer, boat etc. secured to the vehicle.

Check permit costs

'Greener' vehicles are petrol or diesel cars in DVLA Band A category, electric vehicles (not hybrids) or powered by bio-methane.  Find out more about electric vehicles.

Apply for a permit

You can apply for a permit online, by post or in person.

Motorcycles

Permits are not required for motorcycles, which may be parked free of charge in permit bays, shared use bays and pay and display only bays, provided the bay is not suspended.

Where you can use your permit

The resident parking permit is valid in any permit holder or shared use bay (permit holder or pay and display), provided the bay is not suspended.

View controlled parking zones and search parking controls in your street.

Ten free one-hour resident visitor permits

Resident permit holders are also entitled to 10 free one-hour resident visitor permits in a rolling 12-month period, for use within CPZs that have one hour of control.