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Residents Parking Schemes
For guidance and information on the Residential Parking Scheme and how to apply for Residents, Business and Dispensation permits.
All vehicles including motorcycles are required to clearly display a valid permit in order to park.
- Why Do We Need Them?
- Types of Permits
- How to Apply
- Paying for a Permit
- Where Can I Park With My permit?
- If You Change Your Vehicle
- Lost/Stolen Permits
- If You Move Home
- Contact Us
Residents Parking Schemes are intended to protect on-street parking spaces for the people who live in the respective areas. In response to increased parking charges in the city centre, there has been a tendency for commuters to park in the local neighbourhoods on the outskirts of the city centre. Residents Parking Schemes prevent the use of defined spaces by anyone who does not have a Resident's or a Visitor's parking permit.
Anyone who can prove they are a long term resident within a scheme area and are in an eligible property can apply for a Residents Permit. Some properties where previous single dwellings have been converted into flats may not be eligible due to planning restrictions.
The maximum allocation of permits per household is 3 and this is made up of any combination of residents or visitors permits. Long tem residential permits are valid for 2 years and are free of charge. This permit does not cover caravans or trailers, which cannot be left parked in a residential bay.
Student permits are available to tenants residing at a property within a scheme area whilst they are studying. Some properties where previous single dwellings have been converted into flats may not be eligible due to planning restrictions.
The maximum allocation of student permits per household is 3 and this is made up of any combination of residents or visitors permits. Student residential/visitor permits are valid for 1 academic year (i.e. 1 August to 31 July) and are subject to a charge of £70.00 per permit. This permit does not cover caravans or trailers, which cannot be left parked in a residential bay.
Business permits are available to people conducting business at premises located within Residential Parking Schemes areas. The maximum allocation of permits per business is 2 and this is made up of any combination of residents or visitors permits. Business permits are valid for 1 year and subject to a charge of £100.00 for a vehicle specific and £125.00 for a visitor permit. This permit does not cover caravans or trailers, which cannot be left parked in a residential bay.
These have been specifically introduced for Official Visitors (e.g. Health & Social Workers) and contractors where there is a necessity to visit or carry out work at properties within a Residential Parking Scheme area. Dispensations are valid for up to three vehicle registrations per permit. However, the permit can only be used in one vehicle at a time. Dispensation permits are valid for 1 year and subject to a charge of £100.00 per permit. This permit is not available to private individuals or for commuting purposes. This permit does not cover caravans or trailers, which cannot be left parked in a residential bay.
Application forms can be obtained by telephoning Processing & Enforcement Services 0115 876 14 99 (Option 4) providing address details for a form to be sent. Electronic applications forms are also available to download from this page.
Applicants are advised to read the form in full for details of the requirements.
The following are required when applying:- Vehicle specific Resident or Student permits require a proof of address (tenancy Agreement, utility bill or bank statement etc) along with a copy of the Motor Insurance Certificate (not required for visitor permits). Please note that a mobile phone bill will not be accepted as proof of address. Residents living in a flat (i.e. a house converted into separate properties) will also be required to provide a water rates bill.
Business permit applications require a copy of a recent business rates or utility bill dated within the last 3 months containing the business name and address printed on them. In addition vehicle specific permits will also require a copy of the motor insurance certificate.
Dispensation permits require proof that a service/work is being undertaken in the stated area and this can be either a letter from the employer or a trade invoice.
Applicants can pay for a permit by credit/debit card or cheque/postal order (please note that cash is longer accepted as a form of payment). All payments should be enclosed with the application form and if paying by credit/debit card, applicants can fill out these details at on the reverse of the form. All cheques/postal orders should be made payable to 'Nottingham City Council'.
A permit holder can park in any 'Permit Holders Only' bay within their allowed zone as long as the permit is Clearly Displayed in the Vehicle. Permit Holders should be aware that possession of a permit is not sufficient to allow parking and that it must be clearly displayed at all times. Failure to display a valid resident/student/visitor/business/dispensation permit correctly could incur a Penalty Charge Notice. It should be noted that motorist's in the process of applying for or renewing a permit are not permitted to park their vehicle in a residents bay whilst waiting for a permit to be sent.
Parking spaces are NOT allocated to individual permit holders. The Residents Parking Scheme does NOT guarantee the availability of a parking space or a space outside the permit holders residence. The permits only entitles residents to park their vehicles if space is available.
All other on street parking restrictions within a residential zone (e.g. limited waiting bays and yellow lines etc) must be complied with as these do not allow permit holders to park.
Please return your old permit and a covering letter, along with a photocopy of the new vehicle's Certificate of Motor Insurance to our address at the bottom of this page.
A £25.00 charge is applicable for all student, business and dispensation permits subject to a vehicle change. Resident permits receive this service Free of charge.
You need to contact the Residents parking team by phone 0115 876 14 99 (Option 4) or in writing as soon as possible to request a Lost/Stolen permit form to be sent. In addition a lost property number should be obtained from the Police or a crime number if it has been stolen. Using this information you can complete the Lost/Stolen permit form for a new permit to be issued.
A £50.00 charge is applicable for all reissued student, business and dispensation permits. Resident permits receive this service Free of charge.
When you move house or business all permits should be returned to the council. They cannot be used by the new occupiers.
If you move to another house/business within the Residents Parking Scheme (even if it is in the same area) you will need to apply for a new permit at the new address.
Processing & Enforcement Services
PO Box 10169
Tel: (0115) 876 14 99
Fax: (0115) 915 66 44