Factsheet: Residents' parking permits

Who can have a permit?

Permits are usually issued to the full-time residents of the address, for use on a vehicle which is also registered at that address. Second home owners may need to supply supplementary evidence of eligibility.

Most flats or houses are eligible for two resident’s permits each year.

A property re-developed or converted, or any new build added after the introduction of a permit scheme, does not automatically qualify for parking permits. Phone 0345 155 1004 to check.

If you are Blue Badge holder, or rely on regular visits from family or carers to give you essential care and support at home, you can apply for an essential visitor permit for your visitors.

Large vehicles and motorhomes may not be allowed to have a permit, please contact the Council first before buying permit.

Motorbikes, with or without a sidecar do not need a permit in a residents’ parking scheme.

Students: Before you bring your car with you to university, please consider parking and explore greener travel options.

Student halls, new developments and re-developed properties are excluded from the on-street residents parking schemes around them.

If you are living in rented accommodation where permits are available they will be limited to 2 per household. Please do not bring a vehicle that you cannot park.