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Residents' permit application guidance

You will need to provide documents for proof of your residency and proof of the vehicle ownership to obtain a residents' parking permit in resident zones.

The issue and use of residents' parking permits is strictly controlled by the zones traffic regulation order. Please read this information carefully.


Warning

Section 115 of the Road Traffic Regulations Act, 1984
Provides penalties for any person who makes a false statement to obtain a parking permit or with intent to deceive, forges, or alters, or uses, or lends to, or allows to be used, or has in their possession any document so closely resembling any such permit as to be calculated to deceive.

By signing/accepting the declaration on the application form you are confirming that you have read, retained and will comply with these terms and conditions governing the use of residents’ and visitors’ permits.

Failure to provide the correct documents or enclose a payment if applicable will delay your application.

Before you apply for a permit please read the Resident's permit eligibility guidance

For a three month Temporary Residents' Permit

  1. A proof of residence in your name and showing the address for which you are applying for the permit, dated within the last three months if available
  2. A valid certificate of motor insurance or cover note
  3. Proof of ownership of vehicle (normally issued whilst awaiting return of vehicle registration document from the DVLA following change of keeper/ address details)

Please note that the Council will not normally issue a second temporary parking permit to the same individual, but does have the discretion to do so where it considers it reasonable and appropriate.

You will not be able to apply for a full 12 month permit until the day after the three month temporary permit expires.

For a 12 month Residents' Permit

If you are the registered keeper

  1. A proof of residence in your name and showing the address for which you are applying for the permit, dated within the last three months
  2. Vehicle Registration Document V5 (V5C) which must also be in your name and show the address for which you are applying for the permit

If you are not the registered keeper

  1. A proof of residence in your name and showing the address for which you are applying for the permit, dated within the last three months
  2. A legible copy of the vehicle registration document V5 (V5C)

And:

For Company or lease vehicles (including Taxis)

A letter of authorisation from your employer, on company headed paper, confirming that you are the main driver.
This letter must also give details of the vehicle make, model, colour and registration mark.

For annual visitors’ permits and visitors scratch cards

You will need to provide a proof of residence in your name and showing the address for which you are applying for the permit, dated within the last three months.

For student applicants

A letter from the registered keeper, authorising you to use the vehicle.
This letter must also give details of the vehicle make, model, colour and registration mark.
A letter of acknowledgement will be sent to the registered keeper of the vehicle confirming that a resident's permit has been issued.
Further information for students living in residents' permit zones

Acceptable examples of proof of residence

The document must relate to the address at which you are applying for the permit.

  • Council tax bill (this must be addressed and relate to the property at which you are applying for the permit)
  • Council / Housing association rent books
  • Solicitor's completion letter
  • Tenancy agreement from letting agency
  • Dated bank correspondence
  • Building society statement or letter
  • Utility bill for electric, gas, telephone (but not for mobile phone) or water rates
  • Catalogue statements
  • DWP correspondence

Charges

  • Our current permit prices are listed on the application form
  • Lost Permits - An administration charge will be made to replace a lost/damaged permit
  • Surrendered Permits - A refund for every complete unexpired month may be made upon surrender of a permit for which payment was originally made to the Council. The refund will be made to the person who made the payment by the original method used

Invalid applications

If an invalid online application is received, the Council will contact you to request additional information. If this information is not received within three months, the application will be closed and no refund will be issued.


Fair Processing Notice

Southampton City Council is collecting this information in order to perform this service or function, and if further information is needed in order to do so, you may be contacted using the details provided.

The information you have provided will be used for the purposes of parking management within the Southampton area including:

  • Processing and administering your Permit
  • Processing Penalty Charge Notices and collecting debt in relation to those notices
  • Preventing and detecting fraud in relation to parking Permit applications

This council is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers and to this end may use the information you have provided on this form for the prevention and detection of fraud. It may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes.

More detailed information about the Council's handling of personal data can be found in its privacy policy

If you have any specific questions relating to the use of your data, please contact the Parking Team at parking.services@southampton.gov.uk or telephone 023 8083 3008.