If you live in a parking zone you will need a permit to park your vehicle on the street in this zone. 

Permits do not entitle you to park at directly at your address, but they allow you to park in any designated on street parking space within the zone your permit is for.

The permit is issued virtually so you don’t need to display it in your window. Once your licence plate is registered as holding a permit you can use on street parking.

Whether or not you can apply will depend on your home address, which will need to be within a parking zone to be eligible for a permit.

View parking permit zones

  • Search our map using your postcode to find out if you live in a parking zone.

  • List of zones with additional information

    City centre

    Permit restrictions apply 7 days a week between 8am and 8.30pm.

    • inner zone permits are valid in on-street Pay and Display bays within both the inner and outer zones
    • outer zone permits are only valid in outer zone on-street Pay and Display bays

    Permits are not valid in car parks.

    Beaufort Road and Severn zone

    Permit restrictions apply Monday to Saturday between 8am and 6.30pm.

    Permits can be used to park on Beaufort Road and Severn Road as well as the main Broomhill scheme.

    They cannot be used to park on Chandos Street or College Street.

    Botanical zone

    Permit restrictions apply Monday to Saturday between 8am and 8.30pm.

    Permits are also valid for parking in the Sharrow Vale centre, Endcliffe and Stalker Lees zones.

    Although valid in the adjoining Sharrow Vale centre zone, Botanical business permits are not valid for use in any of the permit bays on Hickmott Road, Rosedale Gardens, Sharrow Vale Road (between Junction Road and Lynton Road).

    Broomhall and The Groves zone

    Permit restrictions apply Monday to Friday between 8am and 6.30pm.

    Vehicles displaying a valid resident, business or visitor permit may park in the bays within Broomspring Lane car park free of charge and without time limit. Permits are not valid in other car parks within this zone.

    Broomhill zone

    Permit restrictions apply Monday to Saturday between 8am and 6.30pm.

    They cannot be used to park on Beaufort Road, Chandos Street, College Street or Severn Road.

    Business permits are not valid for use in the shared use permit bays on the following lengths of road:

    • Fulwood Road
    • Glossop Road
    • Westbourne Road (from Glossop Road to Southbourne Road)
    • Ashdell Road (from Glossop Road to Ashdell)
    • Peel Street
    • Newbould Lane (Whitham Road to Nile Street)
    • 2 hour maximum stay bays on Beech Hill Road
    • Watson Road
    • Ashgate Road
    • Whitham Road
    • Spooner Road (from Crookes Road to car park ramp)

    Chandos Street zone

    Permit restrictions apply Monday to Saturday between 8am and 6.30pm.

    Permits can be used to park on Chandos Street as well as the main Broomhill scheme.

    They cannot be used to park on Beaufort Road, Severn Road or College Street.

    College Street zone

    Permit restrictions apply Monday to Saturday between 8am and 6.30pm.

    Permits can be used to park on College Street as well as the main Broomhill scheme.

    They cannot be used to park on Beaufort Road, Severn Road or Chandos Street.

    Crookesmoor zone

    Permit restrictions apply Monday to Friday between 8am and 6.30pm.

    Drake House zone

    Restriction times vary - some are Monday to Friday 8am to 6.30pm, others are at all times (check signs).

    Edward Street Flats Car Park

    Permit restrictions apply at all times.

    Blue Badge holders parking in disabled bays must also have a valid permit.

    Edward Street Flats Car Park permits may also be used in the St George's zone permit bays.

    Endcliffe zone

    Permit restrictions apply Monday to Saturday between 8am and 6.30pm.

    Permits are also valid for parking in the Sharrow Vale centre and Botanical zones.

    Although valid in the adjoining Sharrow Vale centre zone, Botanical business permits are not valid for use in any of the permit bays on Hickmott Road, Rosedale Gardens, Sharrow Vale Road (between Junction Road and Lynton Road).

    Falding zone

    Permit restrictions apply Monday to Saturday between 8am and 6.30pm.

    Fawcett Street zone

    Permit restrictions apply Monday to Friday between 8am and 6.30pm.

    Grange zone

    Permit restrictions apply Monday to Friday between 8am and 6.30pm.

    They are also valid for parking in the Lansdowne, Porterbrook and Napier zones.

    Highfield zone

    Permit restrictions apply Monday to Saturday between 8am and 6.30pm.

    They are not valid in bays on Belgrave Square. However Highfield Belgrace Square permits can also be used in the main Highfield zone.

    Business permits are not valid for use in the permit bays on Bennett Street, Randall Place, Harwood Close or Thorp Close.

    Hillsborough zone

    Permit restrictions apply Monday to Saturday between 8am and 6.30pm.

    The exception to this is on Rudyard Road, Treswell Crescent, Kipling Road and Rider Road, where the hours are Monday to Saturday between 8am and 10pm.

    Permits cannot be used to park on bays in the adjacent Holme Lane zone.

    Holme Lane zone

    Permit restrictions apply Monday to Saturday between 8am and 6.30pm.

    Holme Lane permits cannot be used to park on bays in the adjacent Hillsborough zone.

    Landsdowne zone

    Permit restrictions apply Monday to Saturday between 8am and 6.30pm.

    They are also valid for parking in the Napier and Grange zones.

    Loxley New Road

    Permit restrictions apply Monday to Saturday between 8am and 6.30pm.

    Meadow Street zone

    Permit restrictions apply Monday to Friday between 8am and 6.30pm.

    They cannot be used in the residential parking areas off Dover Street, Ellison Street or Netherthorpe Place.

    Napier zone

    Permit restrictions apply Monday to Friday between 8am and 6.30pm.

    They are also valid for parking in the Stalker Lees, Lansdowne and Grange zones.

    Netherthorpe zone

    Permit restrictions apply 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

    Porterbrook zone

    Permit restrictions apply Monday to Friday between 8am and 6.30pm.

    They are also valid for parking in the Sharrow Vale centre and Grange zone.

    Although valid in the adjoining Sharrow Vale centre zone, Porterbrook business permits are not valid for use in any of the permit bays on Hickmott Road, Rosedale Gardens, Sharrow Vale Road (between Junction Road and Lynton Road).

    Sharrow Vale centre zone

    Permit restrictions apply Monday to Saturday between 8am and 8.30pm. Some other parking restrictions are 8am to 6.30pm.

    They are also valid for parking in the Botanical, Porterbrook and Stalker Lees zones.

    Business permits are not valid for use in any of the permit bays on Hickmott Road, Rosedale Gardens, Sharrow Vale Road (between Junction Road and Lynton Road).

    St George's zone

    Permit restrictions apply 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

    Stalker Lees zone

    Permits restrictions apply Monday to Saturday between 8am and 6.30pm.

    They are also valid for parking in the Napier and Botanical zones.

    Vaughton Hill zone

    Permits restrictions apply 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

Residents parking in the city centre

Permit restrictions apply 7 days a week between 8am and 8.30pm.

  • inner zone permits are valid in on-street Pay and Display bays within both the inner and outer zones
  • outer zone permits are only valid in outer zone on-street Pay and Display bays

Permits are not valid in car parks.

Exceptions

You cannot apply for a permit if:

  • you live in a car free development. You should check with your landlord, letting agent or solicitor if your property is car free

You can only apply for one permit per household if you're a resident of:

  • Holme Lane
  • Loxley New Road
  • Vaughton Hill zone

This paper permit can be used in any vehicle in your household.

Number of permits

You can apply for 2 permits per household. You can also apply for a third permit, but we may ask for additional information to support your request. 

Cost

The costs to apply for a permit are:

  • standard first permit £46.80
  • standard second permit £93.60
  • city centre inner residents permit £260
  • city centre outer residents permit £130

How long a permit lasts

Permits are issued for one year. It is your responsibility to ensure your permits are renewed.

Where you can use the permit

You can park your vehicle without time limit in any bay in your parking zone which is signed for the use of permit holders.

Your can use your permit to park in the zone you live in or other allowed zones. You may be fined if you park in designated permit parking bays in zones that your permit does not cover.

Apply for a new permit or manage your current permit

You can apply, renew or cancel your parking permit through our parking portal.

To apply, enter your address to see if you're eligible for a permit and complete the application form.

We will need time to process and activate your permit. You should make sure you apply for your new or renewed virtual permit at least 10 days before you need to use it.

You can also change the vehicle registered to your permit.

Contact Parking Services

PO Box 3830

Sheffield


S1 9AQ