Parking zone permits for residents and businesses

A permit to protect parking for residents and businesses within a CPZ, although it doesn't guarantee a parking space.

Before you start

To be eligible, your address needs to be in a parking zone and your vehicle registered to that address.

Find out if your address is within a parking zone and if the parking zone's operational hours are relevant to the time you wish to be parked in the zone.  Use the online application to assist you in finding your postcode to find out if your address is within a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ).

How it works

The holder is allowed to park their vehicle (car, invalid carriage, or goods vehicle) in permit holder and shared use bays in the permit zone during operational hours. Permits are non-transferable, so if there are several vehicles in your household, apply for a shared permit.

Please note only the vehicle quoted on the permit will be able to park without restriction within the CPZ at any one time.

Blue Badge holders; do not require a permit to park in permit holder or shared use bays. 


Business owners can buy permits for vehicles essential for running their business eg delivery vehicles. They are not issued to get staff to and from work.

Please note that a business permit is not a loading permit and any loading or waiting restrictions will apply.

How much it costs

Cost of permits for controlled parking zones
Type of permit Charge
Resident parking permit or shared permit £38.30 per annum
Business permit £71.20 per annum
Special permit for health and care workers Free
Replacement or amended permit £5.70

No refunds are given for any unused periods.

How to apply

Apply online using the button below. You can apply for up to two permits. Please ensure you read the information booklet below before applying so you are aware of the full eligibility criteria and terms and conditions of the permit. 

You will need to make sure that the applicant and vehicle details are correctly inputted during the application correctly, as there will be an amendment fee of £5.70 for any errors made.

Apply for or renew a parking permit

Please allow up to 5 working days to process your application. After we've reviewed and authorised your application, you'll receive an email explaining how to make payment and activate your permit. 

Your permit will not be valid until payment is made.

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What do I need to provide with my application?

You must provide a valid email address and submit proof of address and proof of vehicle ownership. Documents must be in the same name as your application and if you're providing bills or bank statements, these should be recent examples no more than six months old. Both documents must show your address within the controlled zone. A full list of accepted documents can be found in the information leaflets below.

Please note, we do not accept mobile phone bills as a proof of address.

For vehicles purchased in the last three months, you'll need to submit either:

  • the receipt of the sale or the new keeper supplement
  • your insurance document showing the vehicle registration, with the permit applicant's name and address (this is usually the insurance schedule)

Permit Amendments

You will need to supply proof of ownership of the new vehicle, any one of the following documents will be accepted:

  • A copy of your vehicle registration document, registered to you at your CPZ address
  • Hire / leasing agreement in your name and CPZ address

Company vehicles

  • you must submit a letter on headed paper from your company secretary or a senior company representative confirming that the vehicle is owned or leased by the company and that you, the employee is the sole keeper or user of the vehicle.
  • you will also need to supply a copy of the vehicle registration document if the company owns the vehicle, or a copy of the hire/lease agreement if the company leases the vehicle.

Payment of £5.70 will be required, your application will not be considered unless you complete the payment section of the application.

Please note that your permit is not valid until you have received email confirmation that the amendment has been completed.

Special permit for health and care workers

The application must be made by the resident and  supported by medical or other appropriate evidence. You do not need to submit proof of vehicle ownership.

Courtesy cars

If you're going to be using a courtesy car for less than a week, please Contact us so we can arrange to issue a temporary permit.

If you're going to be using a courtesy car for longer than a week use the parking permit amendment form.

Amend the vehicle registration

Information leaflets

Parking zone information leaflets

CPZ operational hours
Zone Map Operational hours Exclusions
A1   8am - 6pm  
A2   8am - 6pm  
B Zone B Map Link 9am - 11am Weekends, Bank and Public Holidays
C1   8am - 6pm  
C2   8am - 8pm  
D1   8am - 8pm  
E Zone E Map Link 8am - 6pm Sunday, Bank and Public Holidays
F Zone F Map Link 8am - 6pm  
F1 Zone F1 Map Link    
G Zone G Map Link 8am -  
H Zone H Map Link 8am - 8pm  
S Zone S Map Link 8am - 6pm