Changes to parking restrictions due to coronavirus and new parking charges

From Monday 1 June, parking restrictions will resume and motorists will need a permit to park during controlled parking times. Anyone found to be parked without a permit may receive a Penalty Charge Notice.

We have issued more than 5,000 temporary parking permits to key workers and we will continue to support frontline NHS and school staff, emergency services and council social workers to park for free using new paperless virtual permits.

Read full details of our parking changes.

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Market trader parking permit

Our market trader parking permits are ‘virtual’, paperless permits. This means that you will not receive a paper permit to put in your vehicle. Instead, parking officers will be able to check on the system if a car has a valid permit. 

Documents you will need to apply

You must include the following documents as proof of eligibility:

  • Market Services to confirm in writing that you are a licenced market trader and your vehicle registration number; and
  • Insurance certificate to show that you are covered for ‘business use’

If you are not sure how to scan and upload your documents, read our tips on uploading documents.

How to apply and pay

You can now apply and pay for all parking permits online through our parking permit system. You can check how we work out the cost of your permit here.

To apply for any permit, you must first set up an account. When registering, choose ‘Business’ as your customer type to apply for a public service permit.

Register for an account



Once we receive your application, it will be assessed within three working days. If you start your permit straightaway you can park before your application is approved.

Please read the terms and conditions and then complete the online application.

Apply for a market trader parking permit



Market Trader vouchers

After you register you will be able to apply for public service vouchers. You will have to include an employer letter to confirm that your organisation require vouchers to deliver the service.

Help with your application

For more information, please check our help page first. If you cannot find the right information, please contact us.