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Green parking permit

If you have a vehicle that is not solely powered by petrol and diesel you can apply for a Green Permit.  There is a joining fee of £10 and an annual fee of £100.  This enables you to park for free in the city centre. 


Vehicles that qualify include electric, gas, and dual-fuelled vehicles (gas/petrol and petrol-electrics).  It does not include biodiesel-enabled vehicles.  The scheme is for anyone with an eligible vehicle, irrespective of home address.

Parking locations

The green permit can only be used in our off-street car parks or on-street Pay & Display bays in the city centre parking zone.  It can't be used in car parks we don't run or in other parking zones like Broomhill and Hillsborough.

Apply for a green parking permit

Apply online for a green parking permit.


About the green permit

You will be issued with a permit showing the vehicle registration number and a cardboard clock. Permits will not be issued for any period less than 12 months.

When parking, both the permit and the clock (set to the arrival time) will need to be clearly displayed in the vehicle windscreen.  If you don't comply with the conditions of the scheme you may receive a parking fine.

A £20 fee applies if a permit or clock is lost or if you are changing your vehicle.  No refunds are available on permits, which may be relinquished, for any reason, during their period of validity.


Time limits

With your green permit you can only stay for 2 hours on street, with some exceptions.  Car parks tend not to have special time limits for green permits, but there are some where you can only stay for 6 hours. 

Remember to set your green permit clock at the time of arrival.  See details below.

On-street parking limits

Green permits will allow a maximum stay of 2 hours in on-street Pay & Display bays.  However streets below have no time limit.

  • Bolton Street
  • Brittain Street
  • Broad Lane
  • Brook Hill
  • Broomhall Street
  • Cavendish Street
  • Conway Street
  • Egerton Street
  • Favell Road
  • Gell Street
  • Gibraltar Street\West Bar
  • Headford Street
  • Hodgson Street
  • Hollis Croft
  • Hounsfield Road
  • Leadmill Road
  • Leadmill Street
  • Leavygreave Road
  • Matilda Lane
  • Milton Street
  • Mortimer Street
  • Newcastle Street
  • Scotland Street
  • The Setts
  • Thomas Street
  • Victoria Street
  • Wilkinson Lane
  • Wilkinson Street

If you can't remember if a street is on the list look for the Ring-Go location number 7903 on the ticket machine.

City centre car park limits

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) (Ring-Go location code 7943)
  • Carver Lane Car Park (Ring-Go location code 7925)
  • Stanley Lane Car Park (Ring-Go is not currently available at this car park but will be added shortly).

Green permits cannot be used in the Science Park A Car Park, Monday to Friday between 8am and 4pm (when the pay and display machine is hooded). Green permits cannot be used at all in Sheffield Hallam University 'Permit Holders Only' car parks.  These are indicated by yellow signs - see the image on the right.

The other car parks we run in the city centre are not limited for green permit holders.

  • Modified: Feb 25, 2014 3:04:26 PM