Resident Permit parking restrictions to return from 1 July 2020 as lockdown eases

Council will reintroduce permit parking enforcements within Resident Parking Zones from Wednesday 1 July 2020

Southampton City Council will reintroduce permit parking enforcements within Resident Parking Zones from Wednesday 1 July 2020.

As lockdown restrictions start to relax and more people return to normal routines, Southampton City Council will reinstate enforcement of permit parking restrictions next month.

Resident Parking Zone permits ensure that the limited parking space available is distributed fairly to households within the zone. As from Wednesday 1 July 2020 vehicles parked within Zones 1–18, 20, 22 and 23 (the other zones are non-residential) will need to display a permit.

However, as we continue to support families and individuals who remain at home due to homeworking or needing to shield due to health conditions, a temporary three-month permit can be purchased, for a limited time only, for £15. These permits will benefit residents who live within the boundary of a Resident Parking Zone and would not normally be eligible.

How to apply:

  • Residents eligible for a permit should apply for one as normal, with details available on the our parking permits page
  • For temporary permits, residents will need to download an application form and return by email to
  • If residents are unable to apply online, a form can be requested to be sent via post by calling 023 8083 3008.
  • Please provide a copy of proof of residence for the property within the Zone as well as a copy of vehicle registration documents
  • Vehicles should be registered to the property in question

Councilor Steve Leggett, Cabinet Member for Green City & Place, said: “As businesses, shops and other services start to reopen, we feel that now the time is right to reinstate the enforcement of Permit Parking Restrictions. This is needed to manage non-resident parking within the parking zones but due to the current circumstances, we want to support those who may not normally have access to permits. We recognise that many residents are continuing to stay at home to look after children, to work from home where they can or because they are having to shield due to health conditions and we want to continue to support you. If you need to renew, or apply for a temporary parking permit, please act as soon as possible to avoid fines.”

More information about parking permits and how to apply.