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The purpose of a Resident Parking Permit (RPP) is to allow you to park your vehicle, which is permanently kept at your address, in the street (this may include work vehicles supplied to you by your employer).

An RPP can only be issued to a person who lives in the street, and relates specifically to a vehicle that they have shown is theirs and they keep there.

RPPs must only be used for the purpose of parking such a vehicle. An RPP indicates the registration number of the vehicle it relates to and can only be used in that vehicle: if placed in another vehicle it is not valid and if parked in the parking permit area (PPA) during controlled hours that vehicle would be liable to receive a Penalty Charge Notice.

An RPP will not be issued to any vehicle with a Maximum Authorised Mass (MAM or “revenue weight”) of more than 3,500 KG or which seats 12 or more passengers.

Apply for and manage your permits

You can apply for your parking permit(s) online.

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Once received, it may take up to two weeks to process an application.

Upon receipt of a new application, the permit will automatically be provisionally issued so that the vehicle can park in the PPA from the next working day while the application is determined.

The application will be reviewed as soon as possible and can normally be confirmed: for virtual permits you’ll hear nothing more, for paper permits you will then receive the permit to display – normally within 10 working days (in the meantime a record on our computer system will mean you don’t get tickets).

We may contact you for additional information if needed before the permit can be confirmed. If an application is obviously invalid or the required further information is not provided when asked for, the permit will be cancelled and you will be notified as soon as possible.

Evidence needed to get a permit

To apply for an RPP, in order to prevent fraud and ensure only genuine residents are able to obtain a permit, when applying evidence of eligibility will be required as detailed in table below.

Evidence needed to apply for a Resident Parking Permit
Proof of Residence Proof the Vehicle Pertains to the Address

You must supply a copy of one of the following showing that you live at the
address:

  • full UK driving licence; or
  • the current year’s Council Tax Bill; or
  • a utility bill (water/ electricity/ gas/ landline telephone) less than three months old; or
  • a bank statement less than three months old; or
  • a current tenancy agreement signed by all parties dated within the last four weeks; or
  • documents from your solicitor or mortgage company confirming you have completed purchase of the property within the last four weeks.

You must supply a copy of:

  • the complete V5C logbook showing the vehicle is registered at the address; or
  • if the vehicle is newly purchased (within the last four weeks) and the V5C is not held:
    - an insurance certificate for the vehicle detailing that it is kept at the address, and
    - part 10 of the old V5C (“New keeper’s details”); or
  • in the case of a motability or lease car, the motability or hire/lease agreement for the vehicle; or
    • in the case of a company car, a letter from your employer on headed paper confirming that it is owned/leased by the company and that you are the sole keeper of the vehicle.

Permits Costs

The price of permits depends on where you live, as different areas have different operating costs. Prices are only set to cover the cost of providing the PPA to residents.

You pay less for a virtual permit than if you ask for a paper one, and six-month permits are now available as well as annual ones.

Blue Badge holders can get one parking permit free of charge.


Burymead (Zone B) Parking Permit Costs
8:30am to 5:30pm, Monday to Friday
Permit Physical Permit Cost Virtual Permit Cost
Resident Parking Permit for first vehicle at the address (annual / six month) £56 / £34 £52 / £30
Resident Parking Permit for second vehicle at the address (annual / six month) £82 / £47 £78 / £43
Resident Parking Permit for third vehicle at the address (annual / six month) £108 / £60 £104 / £56
Resident Parking Permit for fourth vehicle at the address (annual / six month) £134 / £73 £130 / £69

No household is allowed more than four Resident Parking Permits

Old Town (Zone OT) Parking Permit Costs
9:30am to 3pm, Monday to Friday
Permit Cost - paper permit Cost - Virtual Permit
Resident Parking Permit for first vehicle at the address (annual / six month) £45 / £28 £40 / £24
Resident Parking Permit for second vehicle at the address (annual / six month) £71 / £41 £66 / £37
Resident Parking Permit for third vehicle at the address (annual / six month) £97 / £53 £92 / £49

No household is allowed more than three Resident Parking Permits

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