If you live in a parking permit zone and would like visitors to be able to park nearby you can buy a book of single use parking permits which you can give to your visitors.

A permit does not guarantee parking directly at your address but it will allow your visitors to park in on street parking bays within your permit zone. You can also give permits to contractors who are carrying out work on your home for up to two weeks. Any longer than this and they will need to apply for a trade parking permit for your parking zone.

You can only apply for visitor permits for the parking zone you live in.

View parking permit zones

  • Search our map using your postcode to find out if you're 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.

Exceptions

We don't issue visitor permits for these parking zones:

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

Number of permits

You can buy up to 150 visitor permits per year (we may consider discretionary applications for more permits).

Cost

One book of 25 permits costs £16.25.

How long each permit lasts

Permits are valid on the day of use until 10am the following day. 

Where you can use the permit

Your visitors can park their vehicle without time limit in any bay which is signed as being for the use of permit holders. They must display their permit in the windscreen so that all the details are visible from outside the vehicle as soon as possible after parking.

If your visitors display an invalid permit (for example one that has expired or one that has been issued for a different zone) they will be fined.

Apply for visitor parking permits

Apply online using your postcode. We will respond to your application within 10 working days. If your application requires further investigation we will contact you within 28 working days.

Contact Parking Services

PO Box 3830

Sheffield


S1 9AQ