Visitor parking permits eligibility

You are entitled to buy resident visitor parking permits if your principal place of residence is within Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) and is not part of an excluded or permit-free development.

You do not have to drive or own a vehicle yourself to obtain resident visitor permits.

Who can use the permits

  • Long stay visitors to residents in all-day zones, for whom the pay and display machines, which provide short term parking, are not suitable
  • Visitors to residents in one-hour zones, where pay and display facilities are not available, and parking during the hour of control is designated for permit holders only
  • Tradesmen working on properties within a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ)

Proof of residence

In order to purchase the permits, you must provide proof of residence unless you already hold a valid resident permit.

How many can I buy?

Your household can buy up to 100 days worth of visitor permits in any 12 month period. A maximum of 20 daily or four weekly (5 or 6 day) visitor permits will be issued on any one occasion.

Residents aged 70 or over and blue badge holders

Residents aged 70 or over and disabled blue badge holders can buy 200 days worth of visitor permits in any 12 month period. A maximum of 40 daily or four weekly (5 or 6 day) visitor permits will be issued on any one occasion.