A green parking permit is for ultra low-emission vehicles (ULEV). A ULEV is any electric or hybrid 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.

A green permit allows you to park in pay and display bays on-street in the city centre, or in our city car parks.

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.


Green permits are free.

Parking locations

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.

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. 

The time clock provided under the previous Green permit scheme is no longer required to be displayed. 

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.

Time limits

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

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

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