Residents' permit eligibility guidance

Terms and conditions for use of Permits in Resident Zones. The issue and use of residents parking permits is strictly controlled by the zones traffic regulation order. Please read this document carefully.

1. Property eligibility

Guidance on eligible property types when applying for a resident zone parking permit.

1.1 Flats and shared accommodation – applicable to all zones

Occupiers of flats and shared accommodation may have to check to establish whether or not they have an official and separate address

1.2 Properties built or subdivided since March 2001 – applicable to all zones

Any properties built or subdivided under planning permissions granted since March 2001 are affected by policies restricting the level of parking and do not qualify for permits of any sort under the scheme.

1.3 Properties with off street parking

You are not entitled to a residents parking permit in Zones 2-5, 8, 13 to 15, 17 and 18, 20 or 22 if you have off street parking for two or more vehicles. If you have off street parking for one vehicle you may apply for a permit for a second vehicle.

You are not eligible for a residents permit in Zone 1 if you have off street parking for one or more vehicles.

Different rules apply to 70, 84, 96, 98, 100, 110, 112, 114, 116, 118 or 120 Victoria Road; residents of these properties are eligible for one resident permit and no visitor permits for Zone 3.

1.4 Number of permits allowed per address

  • Zone 1- restricted to a maximum of one per person and one per official postal address

  • Zone 1 waiting list - there are 100 second residents’ permits available to qualifying addresses in this zone. These will be issued on a first come, first served basis. Any resident wishing to apply for an extra permit will need to place their name on a waiting list.

  • Zone 3 Centenary Quay - restricted to a maximum of one per person and one per official postal address

  • Zones 2 to 16 - restricted to a maximum of one per person and two per official postal address

  • Zones 17 and 18 - restricted to a maximum of one per person and one per official postal address

  • Zone 20 and 22 - restricted to a maximum of one per person and one per official postal address

2. Vehicle eligibility

You will be entitled to a residents permit if (Subject to other conditions) you are a resident who keeps and uses a vehicle which is:

  • A passenger vehicle adapted to carry not more than 8 passengers excluding the driver

  • A Passenger vehicles no more than 5 meters in length and not drawing a trailer

  • A Goods vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes maximum gross weight, not drawing a trailer

  • A Motor Cycle with fewer than 3 wheels of which the weight unladen does not exceed 410 kilograms.

3. Parking using a residents or visitors permit

Zones 1-16

  • Vehicles correctly displaying a valid residents or visitors permit can park in permit holder bays. In Limited waiting bays there is no time limit if permit displayed. Please be aware that some limited waiting bays do not allow parking for vehicles displaying a permit.
     
  • Zones 17 and 18 Residents Vehicles displaying a valid permit, may park in the on-street pay and display bays in Rockstone Place.

Zones 20 and 22

  • Vehicles correctly displaying a valid permit must be parked fully in a marked bay in the designated parking bays of the residents Car Park

  • Permits are not valid in any other parking place

  • Restriction times vary in each zone, please check the roadside plates at each parking place to see when restrictions are in force

Zones 17 and 18 

  • Residents Vehicles displaying a valid permit, may park in the on-street pay and display bays in Rockstone Place

Zones 20 and 22 

  • Vehicles correctly displaying a valid permit must be parked fully in a marked bay in the designated parking bays of the residents Car Park

Permits are not valid in any other parking place. Restriction times vary in each zone, please check the roadside plates at each parking place to see when restrictions are in force.


4. Visitor permits

4.1 Scratch cards

Applicable to all zones except 13 to 15 

  • You are limited to a Maximum of 60 permits (6 books of 10 permits) per address in any 12 month period (from date of issue)

Zones 13 to 15

  • You are limited to a Maximum of 20 permits (2 books of 10 permits) per address in any 12 month period from date of issue

Zone 18 

  • There is no entitlement to visitors scratch cards in this zone

4.2 Annual visitors permits

Applicable to all zones except 13 to 15, 18, 20 and 22 where there is there is no entitlement for annual visitor permits:

  • These Permits are intended for use by your visitors only

  • Annual visitors permits are limited to one per residential property in any 12 month period from the date of issue
  • Annual visitors permits may only to be used for a maximum stay of 8 hours including limited waiting periods
  • For a stay longer than 8 hours, visitors scratch cards should be used
  • For visits of more than six consecutive days, applicants should notify the council in writing of this requirement confirming that the permit is only being used for the purpose of visiting the household

  • Visitor’s permits may only be used for parking vehicles within a distance of 100m of the permit holding household

  • The issue and re-issue of visitor’s permits is entirely at the council’s discretion and may be limited in zones where there is a shortage of available on-street parking for residents

4.3 Business, Tradesman and Landlord permits

Applicable to all zones except Zones 1, 3 Centenary Quay, and Zones 18, 20 and 22 where there is there is no entitlement business permits permits.

  • Businesses in a resident’s zone that need a car in the course of daily work can purchase an  annual business permit

  • A maximum of 2 permits can be purchased
  • Tradesman and Landlords carrying out work at an address in a residents permit zone can apply for a 2 week business permit

4.4 Essential visitors permits

Applicable to all except Zones 3 Centenary Quay, and Zones 20 and 22 where there is there is no entitlement for essential visitors permits. 

  • Issued to residents in need of regular essential visits to provide care in the home