Resident car park permits

This can be used once a day and lets you park for up to three hours in long-stay council car parks, and up to two hours in short-stay council car parks.

Am I eligible?

Your permanent address needs to be in the district and your vehicle (car, invalid carriage, or goods vehicle) registered to that address. You must provide evidence to show that you are listed as a named driver on the Insurance if you share or borrow a vehicle. 

Which car parks can I use my permit in?

Long term car parks

(3 hours maximum stay)

Short term car parks

(2 hours maximum stay)

Tram Road, Folkestone Upper Payers Park, Folkestone
Harbourside, Folkestone Pleydell Gardens, Folkestone
Lower Sandgate Road West, Folkestone Foresters Way, Folkestone
Sandgate Road, Folkestone (formerly Leas Cliff Hall) Shellons Street, Folkestone
Castle Road, Sandgate Mount Street, Hythe
The Paddocks, Hythe Church Road, New Romney
Military Road, Hythe  
Battery Point, Hythe  
Twiss Fort, Hythe  
Sea Point, Hythe  
West Hythe Car Park, Hythe  
Dymchurch Central  
Martello, Dymchurch  
High Knocke, Dymchurch  
Coast Drive, Littlestone  
Jolly Fisherman, Greatstone  
West Street, New Romney  

Can I share or transfer my permit?

No. Residents car park permits are not transferable between vehicles or households.

Courtesy cars

If you're going to be using a courtesy car for over a week, please complete a permit amendment request. 

How to apply

You can apply online using the button below.

Apply for a resident’s car park permit

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. 
Your permit will not be valid until payment is made.  A parking clock will be sent to you by post, and this must be displayed in your vehicle showing your time of arrival.

How much it costs

Type of permit Charge
Resident car park permit - Yearly  £80.00
Resident car park permit - 3 months  £20.00
Amendment Fee £6.15

No refunds are given for any unused periods.

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.

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

New vehicles and company vehicles

For vehicles purchased in the last three months, you'll need to submit either the bill of sale or new keeper supplement and your insurance certificate.

For company vehicles, we need a letter from your company on headed paper confirming that the vehicle is owned or leased by the company and you're the sole user.

What happens next?

We'll send you a parking clock once your application has been authorised. On parking, set the parking clock at the time of arrival, and display inside the front windscreen so it is clearly visible from the outside of the vehicle.