Resident Parking Permit

You must apply for, renew, cancel or change a resident’s permit online. 

Resident parking permits are for residents living within a parking permit zone. There are exceptions if the planning consent states that an address is a car free property.

Further information on residents' permits

Number of permits

In most cases you can apply for 2 permits per household, however you can apply for a third permit and we may ask for additional information.

You may only apply for one permit per household for residents of Holme Lane, Loxley New Road and Vaughton Hill zones. These can be used in any vehicle in the household.

Charges for residents' permits

City Centre inner zone

  • £100 if your Vehicle Excise Duty band is A* or B*
  • £200 if your Vehicle Excise Duty band is C or higher

City Centre outer zone

  • £50 if your Vehicle Excise Duty band is A* or B*
  • £100 if your Vehicle Excise Duty band is C or higher

Other zones: first permit

  • £18 if your Vehicle Excise Duty band is A* or B*
  • £36 if your Vehicle Excise Duty band is C or higher

Other zones: additional permits

  • £36 if your Vehicle Excise Duty band is A* or B*
  • £72 if your Vehicle Excise Duty band is C or higher

*the vehicle was registered before 28 February 2001 and has an engine capacity of 1,000cc or less.

Exception: no charge for Holme Lane, Loxley New Road and Vaughton Hill zones.

Renewing your resident’s parking permit

You’ll receive a renewal reminder about 28 days before your permit expires. Permits are usually issued for up to 12 months.

Business, trade & utilities permits

Permits for an individual registration

You must apply for, renew, cancel or change a resident’s permit online. 

Business parking permits are for qualifying businesses within a parking permit zone. They are for specific individual registrations only.

Trade and utilities permits

These allow tradespersons or utility companies to park whilst they are working in the city, these permits are for voucher books so please order in advance.

There are exceptions if the business is in the city centre, Falding Street, Holme Lane, Loxley New Road and Vaughton Hill parking zones.

Pool business permits

Pool business permits are so local businesses can share permits to park in their local area. These permits are physical permits so that they can be shared across multiple vehicles.

Further information on business, trade & utilities permits

Number of permits

For business permits you may have 2 annual permits per business.

For utilities permits you may buy up to 250 utility permits per year.

There is no limit to the number of trade permits you can buy.

Charges for business permits

First permit

  • £36 if your Vehicle Excise Duty band is A* or B*
  • £72 if your Vehicle Excise Duty band is C or higher

Additional permit

  • £72 if your Vehicle Excise Duty band is A* or B*
  • £144 if your Vehicle Excise Duty band is C or higher

*or if the vehicle was registered before 28 February 2001 and has an engine capacity of 1,000cc or less.

Charges for trade permits

Trade permits costs £62.50 for a batch of daily permits. They are valid until midnight on the day of use.

These permits cannot be refunded or exchanged.

Charges for utilities permits

£125 for a batch of 25 permits.

Visitor Parking Permits

You can apply for paper visitor parking permit books online, these are for people visiting you at home.

Further information on visitors' permits

Number of permits

You can buy up to 150 visitor permits per year (we may consider discretionary applications for more permits)

Charges for visitors permits

It costs £12.50 for a batch of 25 daily permits. These are valid on the day of use until 10am the following day.

These permits cannot be refunded or exchanged.

Use of visitor permits

The permit should be validated and displayed in the vehicle promptly after your visitor has arrived. 

Instead of using visitor parking permits, visitors can use nearby pay and display or unrestricted parking to leave more parking for regular permit holders.

If you have contractors doing work on your house who need parking you can give them visitor parking permits. If the contractor needs parking for more than 2 weeks they should apply for a trade permit.

Visitor permits are issued for a specific zone as indicated by the prefix of the permit number:

  • BG: Broomhall
  • BH: Broomhill
  • BL: Highfield Belgrave
  • BS: Broomhill Beaufort & Severn
  • BT: Botanical
  • CL: Broomhill College
  • CM: Crookesmoor
  • CS: Broomhill Chandos
  • DH: Drake House
  • EN: Endcliffe
  • FD: Falding
  • FW: Fawcett Street
  • GN: Grange
  • HB: Hillsborough
  • HF: Highfield
  • LD: Lansdowne
  • MD: Meadow
  • NP: Napier
  • NT: Netherthorpe
  • PB: Porterbrook
  • SG: St George's
  • ST: Stalker Lees
  • SV: Sharrow Vale Centre

Make changes to your parking permit

Changes to parking permits must now be done online.

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