Eligibility criteria

Who is eligible?

You are eligible to apply for a resident's parking permit if:

  • your main, permanent home is in the borough
  • you are the main user and keeper of the vehicle and you can drive it legally in the UK
  • 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.

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.

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.