Apply for resident permits
Terms and conditions
- It is the responsibility of the vehicle owner to renew the permit in good time - we aim to process the application within 10 working days.
- The permit will be valid for up to two years.
- A permit will be issued according to the Zone you live in (details are on our website). The maximum number of permits allowed at any one property is two - this will be reduced if you have any off-street parking eg driveway or garage. Not all roads are eligible for a permit.
- 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.
- When changing your vehicle it will be necessary for you to apply for a New and Temporary Permit. A charge may be made for a duplicate permit if it is lost or stolen or not returned on a change request.
- It is an offence to alter a permit in any way or to display a permit on a vehicle to which it doesn't relate.
- You are not allowed to park in a Suspended Parking Bay. This will result in enforcement action being taken.
- 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 the markings of the bays or area.
- All motorcycles must display a permit if they are parked in a Resident Parking Area.
- 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 (See website for details).
- If a property has been converted reducing the number of available parking spaces (converting garage) - then you will not be able to apply for a permit to replace the lost space.
- We are not able to issue a permit if the property has been excluded under a Section 106 Town and Country Planning Act 1990 agreement or if the property has been converted from commercial to residential under the permitted development planning rules.
- In the cases of new permit schemes (post 2010) there may not be a need to enforce the maximum two permits per household rule and it may also be possible for those with off street parking for two or more vehicles to obtain resident permits.
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,
- Schedule of motor insurance,
- Bank / building society or credit card statement
- Proof of ownership of the vehicle for new permits and changes of vehicle. For example:
- DVLA form,
- insurance document,
- 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.