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Business parking permits

A business permit enables the holder to park in marked business bays, business/resident bays or bays marked for permit holders only.

Business permits issued for the London Road Area, will be issued for Sector 2A and this will enable the holder to park in the ROST, ROS and ROW Sub-Zones

To apply for a business permit you will need: 

  • a current utility bill (dated within the last 3 months) for the business premises
  • a letter from the Company (on headed paper) confirming you can have a Business permit.
  • proof of ownership – such as a copy of the Vehicle Registration Document or insurance certificate
  • vehicle and personal details
  • a letter from the registered owner confirming that you keep it if you do not own the vehicle

Each business may apply for up to two permits. Business permits last for one year. 

Businesses located in controlled parking zones may also apply for visitor parking permits.Find out if your business is located within a controlled parking zone.

Businesses visitor permits can only be used in any permit bay within the sector that the visitors permits are issue for. These bays will be signed as Residents permit bay, Residents/Business permit bay or Permit Holders only.

Please note Business and Business Visitors permits do not give the permit holder the right to park on any yellow lines, in Pay and Display Parking Bays, in Loading Bays or in Voucher parking bays


An annual permit is £200. 

If you require the permit to be amended, or if it is lost or stolen, there is an admin fee of £25.50.

If you experience problems when applying, or for any queries relating to permit applications, please contact us using our online enquiry form.

When you need to renew your permit

From 23 March to 13 July 2020 permit renewals were suspended due to the impact of coronavirus on our operations.

As a result we are giving you a 3 month extension to your renewal.

We are doing this by changing the date you need to renew on, moving it 3 months ahead of your normal renewal date.

Please check the table below to find your new renewal date.

The table shows you the period your permit expires in and then the date you should renew by eg if your permit expiry date is 28 February 2021 you must make sure you have renewed your permit before 28 May 2021.

While you wait for your new renewal period, and your existing permit expires, please continue to display your existing permit.

Our enforcement officers will check the permit expiry date, the licence plate number and your zone and will not issue a ticket if you are within the 3 month extension period.

Please remember the extension only applies to the zone your permit is for.

When you renew, this will become your new annual renewal date so do remember when you need to renew for the following year as we do not send a reminder.

Your original renewal date is between

When you should now renew

1 November to 30 November 2020 1 February to 28 February 2021
1 December to 31 December 2020 1 March to 30 March 2021
1 January to 31 January 2021 1 April to 30 April 2021
1 February to 28 February 2021 1 May to 31 May 2021
1 March to 31 March 2021 1 June to 31 June 2021

Apply for a business parking permit

Please remember when you need to renew as we do not send a reminder.

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