Parking price increases came into effect on 18 April 2019

From October 2019, there will be an additional charge for a diesel vehicle and this charge will be in addition to the cost of a permit, including any surcharge applied to the second and third permit in a residential household.

A full list of the changes can be found on the parking charges page.

Public service (general) on-street parking permit

Who can apply for a public service permit

  • You are directly employed by a public service organisation or registered charity.
  • You need a vehicle to carry out your day-to-day duties and not only for commuting to a permanent place of work.
  • Your vehicle must not exceed 2.3m (8’6”) in height or 5.2m (16’8”) in length.

Proof of eligibility

Please ensure that you meet the proof of eligibility terms and conditions in section 2 of the application form.

Complete and sign the application along with an authorised person in the organisation.

Photocopy of the UK Registration Certificate (V5C), New Keeper Supplement (V5C/2) or print out from the DVLA website showing the vehicle details DVLA vehicle details.

For further information please refer to the application form.

Where you can park

Your permit is only valid in parking bays signed:

  • Resident permit holders only
  • Permit holders only or
  • Permit holders or pay at machine.

Your permit is valid in all zones during the controlled hours.

For further information please refer to the application form.

Change of organisation or vehicle

You must return your permit. For further information and changes please refer to the application form.

How to apply

  • Postal application – see the application form.


Your permit price band is determined by the CO2 emission recorded on the UK Registration Certificate (V5C). To find how much your permit costs please visit the parking charges page.

Public service scratchcards are valid for one year from the date of purchase.

Apply for a public service (general) permit