Visitor permits

These permits are for residents or business with parking accounts to give to their visitors. They cannot be transferred or sold on.

Apply for a visitor permit

Where do I need a permit?

Permit schemes operate in:

How do visitor permits work?

Only account holders within a scheme area can buy visitor permits. Permits:

  • include 10 single use vouchers per permit
  • allow your visitors to park for up to 24 hours
  • are valid for five years

How do I buy visitor vouchers?

To apply for a visitor permit, you must have an online account.

  1. register or login to your account
  2. choose Permit application
  3. choose resident or business account from permit category
  4. choose visitor permit from permit type
  5. complete each section and upload your documents

How do I use visitor vouchers?

To use your visitor vouchers:

  1. login to your account
  2. click on the P symbol. This will only be visible if you have permits available
  3. enter the date you want parking to start and fill out your visitor’s vehicle registration

How much do visitor permits cost?

£12 for each 10 vouchers.

How many visitor permits can I buy?

You can buy up to 240 permits per residence, per year.

Residents proof of eligibility

To apply for a resident permit you will need to provide one proof of address. It must be up-to-date.

Proof of where you live

  • your valid photocard driving licence
  • a bank statement (dated within the last three months)
  • utility bill dated (dated within the last three months)
  • tenancy agreement (valid for the duration of your permit)

If you are named on the council tax account for the property, you have the option to "save" the permit application. Note: opting to save your application may case a delay. This is because we check and verify the details before sending payment instructions.

Proof of where you live if you're new to the area

If you are applying for a permit in advance of moving in because you have just purchased the property or just taken on the tenancy, we can accept a copy of your house purchase documentation from the solicitor or the signed tenancy agreement.

Business proof of eligibility

You must provide up to date proof of your employment at the business within the permit zone. This can include:

  • a letter on headed paper from their employer dated within the last three months
  • a copy of your most recent payslip. Please redact any financial details. Make sure your name, the employer’s name and the date is visible


  • 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