Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) permit for businesses (on street)

A permit to protect parking for businesses within a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) although it doesn't guarantee a parking space.  The business premises address needs to be in the controlled parking zone and the permit can only be used to park in the zone the business is registered in.  A business permit will only allow the employee to park in the controlled parking zone which the business is situation in and the vehicle must be used for the daily running of the business for example florists who need the vehicle close by to load up deliveries.

Business owners can buy permits for vehicles that are essential for running their business e.g., 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 it works

The permit 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.

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. 

Before you start

To be eligible, your business address needs to be in a CPZ and your vehicle insurance must show the vehicle is registered for business use.

Find out if your business is within a parking zone using My Area under the ‘Your Area’ section. My Area – Folkestone & Hythe District Council (  

What do I need to provide with my application?

You must provide a valid email address and submit proof of business 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 business address within the controlled zone. A full list of accepted documents can be found in the information leaflets.

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

For vehicles purchased in the last three months

You will need to provide the following.

  • 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)

How to apply

Apply online using the button below. 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. 

Terms and conditions: - Parking Zone Permits | Folkestone & Hythe District Council (

Apply for a CPZ Business Permit (On Street)

This permit is virtual, and you will not need to display anything in your vehicle when parking.

How much it costs

Type of Permit Charge
CPZ Business Permits £80.00

No refunds are given for any unused periods.

Please allow up to five 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. 

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.

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.