You can apply for a household parking permit if you live in a house or flat within a resident parking 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.
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.
If you're disabled or require assistance, there are additional disabled permits available.
Apply for a household parking permit
To apply for a household permit, you need to provide one of the following for 'proof of residency':
- council tax demand
- utility bill dated in the last 3 months (telephone landline, water, gas)
- driving licence
- existing authorisation card
- proof that your name appears on the current edited electoral roll (the edited electoral role is the one that is open to the general public to view)
- pension/benefit book
- tenancy agreement
To apply for additional permits, you must provide a 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.
If your vehicle is registered to the company that you work for, you must provide a letter from your company on their offiicial company letterheaded paper confirming that you have the use of the vehicle.
Cost of household parking permits
The cost of your permit depends on how long you want the permit for, and your type of vehicle. You can have a permit for 3, 6, 9 or 12 months.
There are 3 types of household parking permits available depending on the level of emissions that your vehicle produces and the size of your vehicle.
Discounted parking permit rates
If the emissions are up to 120g/Km2 (vehicle tax bands A to C) or your vehicle is less than 2.7m long or it is electric or LPG powered, then you will be entitled to the discounted rate:
- 12 months: £49.25
- 9 months: £45
- 6 months: £30
- 3 months: £15
Standard parking permit rates
If the emissions are 121g to 185g/Km2, vehicle tax bands D to I:
- 12 months: £98.50
- 9 months: £90
- 6 months: £60
- 3 months: £30
Premium parking permit rates
If the emissions are over 185g/Km2 (vehicle tax bands J to M) or your vehicle is longer than 5m, you will be charged the premium rate for your household permit:
- 12 months: £133
- 9 months: £120
- 6 months: £80
- 3 months: £40
Cost of additional parking permits
First additional permit:
- 12 months: £177
- 9 months: £166.50
- 6 months: £111
- 3 months: £55.50
Second additional permit:
- 12 months: £355
- 9 months: £291
- 6 months: £194
- 3 months: £97
Third additional permit:
- 12 months: £710
- 9 months: 570
- 6 months:380
- 3 months: £190
Temporary household parking permits
We appreciate that when you move into a new property, you may not have the relevant proof of residence 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.
You can also apply for 6 books of visitor 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 residence, 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.
To apply for temporary permits, complete a household application form and an additional vehicles application form, if necessary.