Visitor's parking permits

You can buy visitor's parking permits if you live within a controlled parking zone (whether you own a car or not).

Virtual parking permits

You can now buy electronic visitor's parking permits, also known as virtual permits.  As you cannot display virtual permits in your vehicle, Civil Enforcement Officers carry out checks using the vehicle registration mark.

If you want to buy virtual visitor's permits, log into your parking account.

Access your parking account

If you don't have a parking account, you can register and apply.

Using your virtual visitor's permit

Once you've purchased your virtual visitor's permits, you'll receive an email instructing you to log in your account. You can pre book permits in advance - as long as you know the arrival date and time and your visitor's car registration mark.

Permit costs

One hour permits

  • £10.55 - groups of 10 (1 hour) permits
  • £1.60 - individual 1 hour permit

Five hour permits

  • £21.05 - groups of 10 (5 hour) permits
  • £2.65 - individual 5 hour permit

All day permits

  • £5.25 - individual all day permit
  • £26.30 - 10 all day permits (purchased within any 12 month period)
  • £47.35  - additional permits (max 100 per resident), purchased within one year of buying your first 10 after 12 months, you'll qualify for the discounted price
If you're a blue badge holder, you can apply for a 50% discount off our virtual visitor's permits

Paper booklet permits

Each paper permit is valid for one vehicle and for one date only. You'll need to scratch the day, date, and month off the permit when you plan to use it. You must also write the vehicle registration number (in ink) on the permit.

Your must ensure the permit is clearly displayed and easily seen from the footpath (you'll find instructions on the reverse of the permit.)

You only need a visitor's permit if you're parking within a controlled parking zone during the hours when restrictions are in force - check the parking signs for times and days.

We cannot replace booklets that go astray in the post.

Permit costs

  • £29 - for your first book of 10 all day visitor's parking permits (purchased within any 12 month period)
  • £52.10 - any additional books within 1 year of buying your first book of 10 (max 10 books per resident) after 12 months, you'll qualify for the discounted price

You can buy for paper booklet permits online by logging into your parking account.

If your experiencing any issues purchasing a permit, you can call us on 0800 138 9081 or 0344 800 2736 (find out about call charges), Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm

Page last updated: 05 April 2019