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.

Resident motorcycle parking permits

Who can apply for a resident permit

The address given on your application is your sole or main residence where you live for a minimum of four nights a week.

Proof of residency and proof of vehicle

You must provide proof of residency and proof of vehicle. Your proofs must show:

  • your full legal name (initials or shortened name are not accepted)
  • address
  • council tax reference number
  • UK Registration Certificate.

For other proofs we accept please refer to the application form.


A resident motorcycle permit costs £17 for 12 months only.

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 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 more information please refer to the application form.

Change of address or vehicle

If you change your address or vehicle, you must return your permit. For more information please refer to the application form.

Motorcycle bays

There are a number of solo motorcycle bays in the borough available to any motorcyclist whether they have a permit or not. Please see our online map viewer for their locations. Click on Motorcycle parking bays in the legend, type in an address and click on 'find my nearest'.