You can apply for a household parking permit if you live in a house or flat within a residents' priority parking scheme (ResPark) zone.
Up to 3 additional household parking permits (2, if you have off-street parking), can also be issued to specific vehicles registered to your address.
The first Household permit is not vehicle specific, however a vehicle registration number is printed on each 'additional' parking permit.
Return your application with the correct payment and proof of your address.
To apply for additional permits, you also need to provide one of the following:
- copy of a vehicle registration document for each vehicle. The vehicle registration document must be in your name and the vehicle must be registered at your current address
- for company cars, you must provide a letter from your company on their official company letterheaded paper confirming that you have the use of the vehicle
Cost of household 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 3 different rates available depending on the level of emissions that your vehicle produces and the size of your vehicle.
You may be eligible for a discount dependent on your vehicle type:
- short car parking discounts are available if your car is shorter than 2.7 metres in length
- low emission parking discounts are available for electric/LPG powered cars and cars with emissions up to 120g/km2 (vehicle tax bands A-C)
You can find vehicle tax information on a new or used car online from the Vehicle Certification Agency.
You will be charged the standard rate if the emissions are 121g to 185g/Km2 (vehicle tax bands D to I).
You will be charged the premium rate for your household permit if the emissions are over 185g/Km2 (vehicle tax bands J to M) or your vehicle is longer than 5m.
Rates for the first permit at an address
Number of months
|Discounted rate||Standard rate||Premium rate|
Rates for additional permits at an address
The discounted or premium rates only apply to the initial permit at an address, and do not apply to additional permits.
The rates for additional permits are fixed, and determined by the number of additional permits required.
Number of months
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Visitor parking permits
Whether you have a vehicle or not, visitor parking permits can be used to allow vehicles not registered to your address to park within your residential parking zone.
This means that when people visit you, they will be able to park close to your address without having to worry about the ResPark restrictions.
Disabled parking permits
If you're disabled or require assistance, there are several disabled parking permit options available, including:
- special additional permits
- attendance permits for carers
- a blue badge
Temporary household parking permits
When you move into a new property, you may not have the relevant proof of address to apply for a residents' parking permit.
You can get a temporary parking permit in order to park in the residents' parking zone for a period up to 3 months, for up to 4 vehicles per household (3 if you have off-street parking).
You can also apply for 6 books of visitor parking permits per property during the duration that your temporary permit is valid. Once the allocation of 6 books has been issued, we are unable to issue any more visitor permits until a residents' permit is issued.
Once you have obtained the necessary proof of address, you will need to forward it to the Parking Office to confirm that you reside at the property.
Once the documents have been received, a resident permit will be issued to you so that you can continue to park in your residents' parking area.
You are still able to benefit from the savings achieved by paying for a 6, 9 or 12 month permit. However, if you pay for more than 3 months your temporary permit will still only be valid for the initial 3 month period. On receipt of your proof of address, we will then issue a valid permit up until the date which was covered by your initial payment.
To apply for temporary permits, complete a Household parking permit application form and an Additional household parking permit application form, if necessary.