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.
All permits have the registration number of the vehicle printed on them and are not transferable.
In May 2020, we made some changes to the eligibility criteria - see the report:
Can I apply for more than one permit?
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.
A number of properties in the borough are classed as permit free. This means they do not qualify for residents' parking permits.