Delays in processing permit applications
We have a large backlog of parking permit applications. If you have already applied to renew your permit and it expired in March 2020 or after, please continue to use it until you get your replacement. New applications will be processed as soon as possible.
Apply for or renew a resident or visitor's permit
Who are they for?
Resident's parking permits are only issued to people who live in properties in residential areas where parking has become a problem and a parking zone has been introduced. In some of these zones we also offer the option to apply for visitor's permits.
We cannot give resident's or visitor's permits to people:
- Who own or use a building in a resident's parking zone but do not live in it all or most of the time.
- People who live in a car-free or permit-free development.
List of streets in permit zones
Business Quarter Resident permits
Business Quarter resident permits issued to city centre residents are only valid between 5pm-9am Monday to Friday, and all day at weekends and UK bank holidays. During the hours of 9am-5pm you will have to pay for parking.
Apply for a new permit
If you are on the Council Tax and/or Electoral Register you can apply online for a resident and/or visitor permit.
Please allow 15 working days for your application to be processed.
Please note: If you live in a property which spans multiple numbers, e.g. 40-48, please just enter the first number in the 'House No' field, e.g. 40, on entering the application.
Renew your permit
You can apply to renew your existing permit 28 days before it expires.
Uploading supporting documentation
You will be prompted to upload supporting documentation, e.g. proof of address. You can do this during the application or or log back in within 10 days, using the application number and PIN emailed to you.
If we do not receive your supporting documents your application will be refused.
Alternatively, visit your local One Stop Shop.
Can a residents parking zone be set up in my area?
While we understand residents may find is difficult to park in their street when non-residents use it to park on, we can only create new residents parking zones when external funding is secured, for example, as part of a large approved development in the area.
However, if access to your driveway is often blocked by parked cars, you may be able to apply for an ‘H’ mark to be painted on the street outside your property. Find out more about 'H' marking.