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.
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.
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.
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.
Green permits will allow a maximum stay of 2 hours in on-street Pay & Display bays. However streets below have no time limit.
If you can't remember if a street is on the list look for the Ring-Go location number 7903 on the ticket machine.
The following car parks are restricted to a maximum-stay period of 6 hours for green permit holders:
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.