Parking permits and visitors vouchers

We operate a number of permit parking schemes in the borough to allow parking within restricted zones or roads. Each scheme covers a carefully defined area which may be part of a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ).  

Permits may be available to businesses and residents depending upon location. Visitors' vouchers (scratch cards) may also be available to allow visitors to park in a designated permit zone on a specific day.

The council is required by law to protect the public funds it administers. It may share information provided to it with other bodies responsible for; auditing, or administering public funds, or where undertaking a public function, in order to prevent and detect fraud.

E-permits

We no longer issues paper parking permits - instead approved applications result in electronic vehicle cover from the date specified. Civil Enforcement Officers on patrol can access details of the permit for verification purposes through their handheld computers. All other terms and conditions that apply to each permit type remain unchanged.

Visitor vouchers 

Visitor vouchers are not included in the e-permit scheme – paper vouchers continue to be issued and should be validated in the normal way by scratching off the correct day, date and month. The voucher must then be displayed on the dashboard of the vehicle, so that the details are visible from the outside.

The vouchers are valid for one day only and for use only in the zone applied for.

Apply for visitors vouchers

Apply, renew or check for your permit zone

When making your application, please ensure your vehicle registration is entered correctly and be careful not to mix up the letters ‘I’ and ‘O’ with the numbers ‘1’ and ‘0’. 

Apply and pay for permit/ visitor vouchers. There are application guidance notes available for each type of permit.

You can also enter your details to find the permit zone relevant to your address.

Change of vehicle

You can provide details of a change of your vehicle and if you are a residential permit holder, submit your V5C (vehicle registration document).  If you have not yet received the V5C, you can submit the bill of sale and we will arrange temporary cover in the meantime.  As soon as your V5C arrives, you can submit it the same way.

If you are a business permit holder, you need only to provide your new vehicle registration.  We will arrange for your new vehicle details and registration to be added to your permit account and covered from the date requested.