You are eligible to apply for a resident's parking permit if:
- your main, permanent home is in the borough
- you are the registered keeper of the vehicle
- your driving licence is valid in the UK when you make your application
If you do not meet these criteria, you are not eligible for a permit, irrespective of your interest in the property or the vehicle. You can't apply for a permit for someone else or for someone else’s vehicle.
In May 2020, we made some changes to the eligibility criteria - see the report below:
You cannot have more than one car permit, or more than one motorcycle permit, for this or any other local authority which bases eligibility for a permit on residency.
You can hold both a car permit and a motorcycle permit at the same time.Permit-free properties
A number of properties in the borough are classed as permit free. This means they do not qualify for residents' parking permits.