We've upgraded our parking permits system
Everyone will need to register to use it. Any permits issued on our old system won't be visible but they are still valid.
You can apply for a new permit 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.
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.
New tenancies (including students) or newly purchased properties
If you are moving into a new property and the Resident parking permit application shows the price being offered is not correct, this is likely to be because the previous tenants/owners have permits that are still valid.
Email your signed tenancy agreement or proof of property purchase to firstname.lastname@example.org and add the subject “Please check the address and cancel existing permits".
Sheffield City Council can then identify the new residents, this should allow the cancellation of the existing permits. Once this is done and an e mail confirming this has been received the correct pricing should then be in place for applications to go ahead.
Email us for any other problems regarding parking permit applications or pricing.
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.
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.
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 permit
You can apply for a parking permit through our parking portal.
Enter your address to see if you're eligible for a permit and complete the application form.
Permits may be issued on the day of application but if we need to review your application further we will respond within 5 working days.
Some applications may require further investigation. If your permit reqires this we will contact you further within 28 working days.
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.