Important information - Please read before applying
- It is the responsibility of the vehicle owner to renew the permit in good time.
- Parking should not commence until a valid permit is clearly displayed in the windscreen of the vehicle. In the meantime you should find alternative parking. You will be liable for any Penalty Charges Notices (PCNs) you receive if you do not display a valid permit - even if you have applied for one.
- The permit will be valid for a period of 12 months or until the Permit Holder ceases to be resident of the property or the owner of the vehicle to which the permit applies.
- Goods vehicles exceeding 1500 kg, business vans, lorries and buses are excluded from the scheme. Also you cannot park trailers or caravans whether they are linked or stand alone in a Resident Permit Area. All vehicles must be able to fit into any markings of the bays or area.
- A permit will be issued according to the Zone you live in. The maximum number of permits allowed at any one property is usually one or two. This will be reduced if you have any off-street parking, e.g. driveway or garage. Not all roads or properties are eligible for a permit.
- If a property has been converted, reducing the number of available parking spaces, then you will not be able to apply for a permit to replace the lost space.
- If a property has been converted from Commercial to Residential use it will not be eligible for any Resident Permits.
- The granting of a permit does not guarantee that a space will be available. Parking is only allowed in the Zone displayed on your permit. The permit only entitles you to park in Resident Permit Holders Areas / Bays.
- If your vehicle is off the road and you have a courtesy car or hire vehicle it will be necessary to obtain a Temporary Permit.
- It is an offence to alter a permit in any way or to display a permit in a vehicle to which it does not relate. Notes on the dashboard cannot be accepted in lieu of a valid permit.
- You are not allowed to park in a Suspended Parking Bay. This will result in enforcement action being taken.
- All motorcycles must display a permit if they are parked in a Resident Parking Area.
- If your permit is for Zones: E,F,G,H,I,J or K parking on the Guard Change Route will be prohibited between 9am - 12pm on the days of it taking place. Further information about the times of the Guard Change.
If you have not changed your address or vehicle in the last 12 months, proof documents are not required.
- The Resident Permit Application will still need to be completed, using the link below.
Change of vehicle
- When changing your vehicle it will be necessary for you to return your current Resident Permit and complete a Change of Vehicle form below. (Administration fee of £10.00 will apply) and also a Temporary Permit. The Temporary Permit must be clearly displayed in the vehicle to avoid a PCN being issued.
- Please do not use this option if your current Resident Permit is valid for less than six weeks. Please select the Renewal option on the form.
- Waiver Permits can be Applied / Amended or Renewed in the same way as a Resident Permit and the same form is to be used.
- The charge for a Waiver Permit is the same as that for a Resident Permit.
- Waiver Permits are only eligible in certain roads.
- The Proof document requirements are the same as for a Residents Permit.
- First Permit: £50.00
- Second Permit: £70.00
- 3rd or 4th Permits (Eligible Zones Only): £100.00
- Fully Electric Vehicles: Free
- Change / Amendment of Permit: £10.00
- The charges are non-refundable. Please ensure that you use the correct permit type (First Permit, Second Permit, Third Permit, Fourth Permit or Electric) when applying, otherwise the application will be refused and you would need to apply again. You would not be able to park without a valid permit.
- A charge may be made for a Duplicate Permit if it is lost or stolen.
When making your application you will need to provide:
- Proof of residency for new permits and changes of address. For example:
- Council tax bill.
- Tenancy / lease agreement.
- Recent utility / telephone bill.
- Bank / building society or credit card statement.
- Proof of ownership of the vehicle for new permits and changes of vehicle. For example:
- DVLA form.
- Schedule of motor insurance.
- Company letter.
- Lease agreement.
- Hire agreement.
- Purchase invoice.
These documents must be dated within three months except the council tax bill which should be for the current year.
Failure to provide the relevant documentation will mean the application will not be processed and the permit will not be issued. You will be liable for any PCN issued during this process.
Please allow at least 10 working days to process your application.