Permit areas and fees

Our permit schemes for residents and businesses are fully digital and no paper permits are issued. Your vehicle registration number must be entered for all permits and dispensations.

Permit schemes operate in:


Resident permit

  • first permit per household: £52 per year with 10 free visitor permits with your first application
  • second permit: £52
  • third permit: £104
  • fourth and further permits: £156
  • visitor permit: £12 for 10 sessions
  • resident non-UK registered vehicle: £26 for six months

See also trial Tonbridge town centre car park season ticket. This is for people who are not eligible for parking permits as part of an on-street residents parking scheme.

Business on-street permit

  • £200 per year. No availability in West Malling due to a lack of on-street parking

Discretionary dispensation permits

  • for property maintenance (valid in any Tonbridge residents' permit bay): £200 per year
  • for property maintenance  (valid in any Tonbridge residents' permit bay and on yellow lines where loading and unloading is not prohibited in Tonbridge High Street): £200 per year
  • for vehicles carrying out regular cash banking facilities (valid on yellow lines adjacent to banking facilities where loading and unloading is not prohibited on Tonbridge High Street for a maximum of 20 minutes): £200  per year
  • for commercial purposes (such as building works): £15 per day or £60 per week


  • discretionary dispensation permit for essential carers: £0 per year


  • resident or business permit accounts should only be created for those with an eligible residential or business address in our borough. Not all addresses within a permit area are eligible
  • new developments are not usually added to existing permit areas 
  • create a non-resident account if you are applying for a dispensation and do not have an eligible address in a permit area
  • any type of permit account holder can also apply for a council car park season ticket

Log in or register to apply

Report suspected fraud

If you suspect fraud is being carried out in relation to parking permits, report it to our parking team by emailing us - see details below. We will need the vehicle registration number and any additional information that you may have such as the location and circumstances of the suspected fraud.

The National Fraud Initiative matches electronic data within and between public and private sector bodies to prevent and detect fraud.

Contact the parking team

Telephone: 01732 876034