A green parking permit is for low-emission vehicles such as electric, gas and dual-fuelled vehicles (for example electric hybrids). It does not include biodiesel-enabled vehicles.
A green permit allows you to park in pay and display bays on-street in the city centre, or in our city car parks (subject to time limits and other restrictions below).
The scheme is for anyone with an eligible vehicle, irrespective of home address.
Number of permits
There are no limits for this type of permit per person/per household.
- joining fee of £10 (one off fee)
- annual fee of £100
A green permit allows you to park in pay and display bays on-street in the city centre, or in our city centre car parks (subject to time limits and other restrictions below).
It cannot be used in car parks we don’t run or in other parking permit zones like Broomhill and Hillsborough.
About the green permit
Permits will not be issued for any period less than 12 months.
When you apply for a green permit, we will send you a cardboard clock. You must use this clock to show what time your parking started. You must clearly display it in your windscreen.
If you do not comply with the conditions of the scheme you may receive a parking fine.
The permit is paperless and will be activated up to 36 hours after it has been paid for.
Displaying the clock without there being an activated permit on our system could result in a parking ticket being issued.
With your green permit you can only stay for 2 hours in on-street pay and display bays in the city centre (with the exception of pay and displays in Central Zone 3 where there is no time limit).
Car parks tend not to have special time limits for green permits, but there are some where you can only stay for 6 hours. The following car parks are restricted to a maximum stay period of 6 hours for green permit holders:
- Wellington Street car park (old fire station site)
- Carver Lane car park
- Stanley Lane car park
Green permits cannot be used:
- in the Science Car Park A car park, Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm
- at all in Sheffield Hallam University ‘Permit Holders only’ car parks - these are indicated by yellow signs