A trade parking permit allows you to park your vehicle in on street parking bays while you work in a parking permit zone.

They do not entitle you to park at a specific address, but they allow you to park in any on street parking space signposted for permit users in any eligible zone.

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  • 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.

Exceptions

Trade permits are not valid for use in these parking zones:

  • city centre
  • Falding Street
  • Holme Lane
  • Loxley New Road
  • Vaughton Hill

Number of permits

There is no limit to the number of trade permits you can buy.

Cost

Trade permits costs £62.50 for a batch of 25 daily permits. They cannot be refunded or exchanged.

How long each permit lasts

They are valid until midnight on the day of use.

Where you can use the permit

You can park your vehicle up until midnight in any bay signed for the use of permit holders in the parking zone your permit is valid for. If you want to park it overnight you will need to ensure you also display a permit for the following day.

You must display your permit in the windscreen of your vehicle so that all the details are visible from the outside or you may be fined.

Apply for a trade permit

You will need to submit a copy of one of these documents with your application:

  • a letter addressed to you from Planning or Building Control detailing the works that you are carrying out at a property in a parking zone
  • an official estimate, invoice or job sheet (on company headed paper) for the work on a property that is in a parking permit zone
  • a current landlord insurance certificate for a property that you rent out to tenants within an existing permit scheme
  • a registered trader card (for example a Gas Safe engineer card)
  • a letter on company headed paper confirming that your organisation is a registered Housing Association

Make sure you apply for your permit book before you need it to give us time to process your request and deliver your book.

Contact Parking Services

PO Box 3830

Sheffield


S1 9AQ