Can I park on surrounding roads with my permit?
Your permit is valid for the zone in which you live and can be used in surrounding roads as long as they have the same zone code as your permit.
Is there a limit to the number of permits available to each household or business?
In most cases, there is no limit to the number of permits that can be purchased, though local restrictions can be imposed if there is an obvious shortage of on-street parking space.
Why is the price of a second/third parking permit so high?
The price of a second and third residents’ permit is set with the aim of reducing the demand for on-street parking in our busy borough.
How much do parking permits cost?
See the Parking Permits page for details.
If I apply online, when will I get my permit?
You can apply online for permits. In most cases, the Parking Management team will send out your permits in the post within five working days, or otherwise email you to tell you if there is a problem with your application.
Where can I park with a residents parking permit?
If you display a valid permit on the windscreen of your vehicle, you'll be entitled to park in the residents parking scheme area during its hours of operation. A residents parking permit doesn't enable a vehicle to be parked on yellow line waiting/loading restrictions, allow free parking at any pay and display area, business parking area or unlimited time in any loading bays which may be located within the residents parking scheme area. It also does not allow you to park in other resident zones free of charge.
Will a permit parking scheme guarantee me a parking space in my road?
A parking permit is not a guarantee of a parking space, nor can we reserve parking on the public highway for individual private properties. However, by preventing commuters and other long term parking in your area, controlled parking zones make it much more likely that you’ll find a parking space near home.
Can I use my permit in a different zone?
No – they are only applicable to the zone in which you live.
Can I use my Resident permit on a different car?
No – they are uniquely identified to the approved vehicle, and must only be used on that vehicle.
Won’t my permit be worth stealing from my car?
No – they are unique to the vehicle and their design prevents copying or alteration, in order to prevent fraud.