Business parking permits

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Businesses in most residents' priority parking scheme (ResPark) zones can apply for a business parking permit.

The permit can be used by any member of staff or visitor who has to use their vehicle for business purposes.

To qualify the business must:

  • pay business rates directly to the council for a business within a ResPark zone
  • have no off street parking at the property (this includes space that is being used for purposes other than parking)
  • not be living at the business (if you do live at the premises, you may be entitled to a household permit)

Only one permit will be issued per property, and no visitor parking permits are allowed.

Return your application with the correct payment and proof of your eligibility.

Cost of business parking permits

You can have a permit for 3, 6, 9 or 12 months. The cost of your permit depends on how long you want the permit for.

There are also 2 different rates available depending on the level of emissions that your vehicle produces and the size of your vehicle.

Discounted rate

You may be eligible for a discount dependent on your vehicle type:

You can find vehicle tax information on a new or used car online from the Vehicle Certification Agency.

Standard rate

You will be charged the standard rate for any vehicles which do not qualify for the discounted rate.

Rates for business parking permits

Number of months

Discounted rate Standard rate
3 Months £50 £100
6 Months £100 £200
9 Months £150 £300
12 Months £200 £400

Excluded zones

Due to a lack of parking spaces, business parking permits are not allowed in zones:

R02 R11 R14
R17 R22 R37
R38 R39 R42
R45    
R15SC R19SC R53SC

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