We've upgraded our parking permits system
You will need to register to use it. Any permits issued on our old system won't be visible but they are still valid.
You should not apply for a new permit until the day after your current permit has expired. There is a 14 day grace period so you won't be at risk of receiving a parking ticket while you wait for your new permit to be activated.
A green parking permit allows anyone with an Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV) vehicle that emits less then 75g of carbon dioxide (CO2) per kilometre travelled, with a capability of travelling a minimum range of 10 miles with zero CO2 emissions to park in the city centre for free. Anyone with an eligible vehicle can apply for it.
Where you can use the permit
A green permit allows you to park in pay and display bays located in the city centre inner and outer parking zones, either:
- on street
- in most car parks that we run (subject to time limits)
It cannot be used in:
- other types of parking bay (such as disabled bays, permit holder parking bays)
- in other parking permit zones
- car parks we don’t run eg university permit holder car parks
Parking time limits
There are no time limits for parking with a green permit in most of the pay and display bays in the city centre inner and outer zones.
However, the following car parks are restricted to a maximum stay period of 6 hours for green permit holders:
- Wellington Street car park
- Carver Lane car park
- Stanley Lane car park
If you intend to use any of these car parks please send an email to email@example.com and we'll send you a clock for you to display in your windscreen.
You must display the cardboard clock with the correct times as you may get fined if you don't.
Number of permits
You can apply for one permit per vehicle. There is no limit to how many permits a household can have.
Green permits are free.
How long a permit lasts
Permits last for one year. It is your responsibility to ensure your permit is renewed.
Apply for a green permit
You will need to provide evidence that your vehicle meets the required standard to qualify for a green permit.
To give us time to process your application and activate your permit, make sure you apply for your new virtual permit at least 10 days before you need it.
Renew an existing permit
Please apply after your permit has expired. You will still be able to use your permit for 14 days after the expiry date.
Change your permit vehicle registration
You can change the vehicle that your permit is for.