Resident Parking Permit
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.
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.
|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
You must supply a copy of:
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.
|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
|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