Parking price increases come into effect on 18 April 2019

The parking charges will be increasing for on-street parking permits, off-street car parks, scratchcards, pay and display, suspensions, dispensations and skips. Please note that the diesel surcharge will be introduced in September 2019. A full list of the changes to the parking charges can be found here.

If you have received a permit reminder letter and you renew your permit on or after this date, the new charge will apply.

Business on-street parking permit

Who can apply for a business permit

To qualify:

  • you must be employed by a business based in a commercial property in the borough
  • you must use 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

Letter from the company showing their company registration number and dated within 28 days of the date your application is being processed. This must be signed by an authorised person and not by you the applicant (unless you own the business) to confirm:

  • your full name
  • you are an employee/owner
  • you need a permit to carry out your day-to-day duties and
  • your vehicle registration number.

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.

Payment is made with a business card or cheque.

For further information please refer to the application form.


Your permit price band is determined by the CO2 emission recorded on the UK Registration Certificate (V5C). You can find out much you have to pay for a permit by visiting the parking fees and charges page.

Where you can park

Your permit is only valid in parking bays signed:

  • Business Permit Holders Only
  • Business Permit Holders or Pay at Machine
  • Permit Holders Only or Permit Holders or Pay at Machine.

Your permit is not valid in any other bay, including pay and display bays signed with ‘Pay at Machine’ only.

Your permit is also valid for up to three hours in the other control zones. For further information please refer to the application.

Change of company or vehicle

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

Where to apply

In Person at a One Stop Shop.

Postal application – see application form.