You are entitled to one resident permit per vehicle if your usual place of residence is within a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ).
You can apply for a resident permit, an annual visitor permit or a daily visitor permit. Your permit should take approximately five working days to arrive.
Each household is allowed one annual visitor permit per year. You cannot use a visitor permit in your own vehicle, it can only be used by people visiting premises.
If you own a property but do not reside there, you are entitled to the daily visitor permit only.
What proof do I need to provide?
When applying for your permit, acceptable documents include:
- Full Vehicle Registration Document (V5) or Car Insurance Document quoting your address
- If the resident permit is for a company car, you will need a letter from your employer on letter headed paper which confirms the vehicle registration number
- Recent Utility Bill or Council Tax demand.
Businesses are entitled to permits if the business is operating from an address within the controlled parking zone and the vehicle for which the permit is required is essential to the operation of the business. You can apply for a business permit or a daily business permit.
Contract parking (town centre car parks)
Anyone can purchase a contract parking permit for a town centre car park. The permits can last for three months, six months or one year.
If you are disabled, a Blue Badge permit will allow you to park legally near to places you need to visit. Find out how to apply:
Discounts on your permit
You are entitled to a 50% discount on a resident permit issued for your vehicle only, as well as on an annual and daily visitor permit, if you are a:
- Senior citizen aged 60 or above at the time of application
- Blue Badge holder
- Registered charity
- Place of worship.