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.

Parking time limits

There are no time limits for parking in pay and display bays on street with a green permit or in most car parks.

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 carparks please send an email to customerservices@sheffield.gov.uk and we will send you a clock for you to display in your windscreen.

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

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.

Where you can use the permit

A green permit allows you to park in on street pay and display bays in the city centre or in our city centre car parks (subject to time limits).

It cannot be used in other parking permit zones or car parks we don’t run.

You must display the cardboard clock with the correct times as you may get fined if you don't.

View parking permit zones

  • Green permits allow you to park in the city centre inner and outer parking zones.

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.

Contact Parking Services