Parking permit information
In residential areas parking may be restricted to 'Permit Holders Only'. If you live or are a business operating within a residential parking scheme you may eligible for a permit for your vehicle or for visitors to use.
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.
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.
You need to contact the Residents parking team by phone 0115 876 1966.
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.
Please be advised that there is a charge for replacing lost permits.
Resident and Resident Visitor: Please note if you lose any of the permits issued to the property any replacement will incur a charge of £25 per permit. The charge is irrespective of the expiry date of the permit.
All other permits (student or business and dispensation): Please note that where a permit is lost there will be a charge of £75.00 for each replacement or duplicate irrespective of its expiry date.
If You Change Your Vehicle
Please return your old permit and a covering letter, along with a photocopy of the new vehicle's Certificate of Motor Insurance to
Parking Regulation and Compliance
PO Box 10169
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.
If You Move Home
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.
Residential permits are subject to specific terms and conditions, which can result in enforcement action or a permit being revoked if citizens are found to be misusing them. If you suspect misuse is taking place you can submit an anonymous report to our enforcement team for further investigation.
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