Residents' Parking Permits
Permits in residents' parking zones
If you live permanently in a Residents' Parking Zone you can buy a residents' permit for your household. You can also buy daily permits for your visitors. Businesses in the residents' zone can also buy residents' permits. Please note the permit is only valid in Residents' Parking Bays for your zone. Some parking bays may have different restrictions, please ensure that you carefully check the signs before parking.
Some properties located in the residents' zones are not included in the scheme, for example any new development or property conversion completed since 2005 may not be included. If in doubt please contact Parking Services.
To find out if your street is in one of the Parking Zones in Ipswich please visit our Residents' Parking Zones pages, which includes a list of streets in Residents' Parking Zones 1 to 4. Alternatively you can check on our GIS mapping service: Maps of Residents' Parking Zones (this may take a couple of minutes to download).
Working in residents parking zones
Tradesmen and statutory services who need to visit houses in the residents' parking zones for their work may apply for an exemption permit. For further information and an application form please visit the Permits and waivers page or contact Ipswich Parking Service. Alternatively, a daily visitor permit purchased by the resident of the property should be displayed in the vehicle.
Applying for a permit
For further information on residents' or business permits please contact Ipswich Parking Service either by email email@example.com or by telephone on 01473 432840.
There are different procedures depending upon whether you are already a resident or are just moving into a new house within a Residents' Parking Zone.
How to apply for a residents' permit
For the best advice regarding your individual circumstances please contact Ipswich Parking Service by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 01473 432840.
Alternatively download an Application Form and send to Ipswich Parking Service.
You can also apply at the Customer Services Centre in the Town Hall. Please take with you proof of residency, in the form of a Council Tax Bill or if you have just moved in, a Tenancy Agreement or Solicitor's letter of completion.
Please note residents' permits are only valid in Residents' Parking Bays for your zone. Some parking bays may have different restrictions, please ensure that you carefully check the signs before parking.
How to apply for visitor permits
A current Residents' Permit must be held to purchase visitor permits. A maximum of 5 booklets can be purchased in each 6-month period, and no more than 10 booklets per household per year.
To order a booklet of 5 visitor permits for £5.00 please contact Ipswich Parking Service by telephoning 01473 432840 or email email@example.com
Alternatively, post the re-order form in your current booklet to Ipswich Parking Service with a cheque made payable to Ipswich Parking Service.
|Permit required||Annual Fee|
|First residents' permit
(car or motorcycle)
|Second residents' car permit
Zones 1, 3 and 4 only
|Second motorcycle permit||£35|
|1-hour visitor time clock||Free with first permit|
Visitor permits *
* Visitor permits can only be purchased if you hold a current residents' permit. A maximum of five visitor booklets per household are permitted in each 6-month period.
|Theft, loss or replacement of permit||£12|
|Refund administration fee||£5|
If you move house and are no longer in the same Residents' Parking Zone you may claim a refund of the period remaining by returning your permit and time clock to Parking Services.
An administration fee of £5 will be deducted from the refunded amount.
You may need to park in a restricted area for loading or unloading when moving house. If you are using a removal company they are usually exempt from parking regulations. If you are using your own vehicle or a hire vehicle you may need to apply for a dispensation permit. Occasionally it may be necessary to reserve a parking bay for the removal lorry, in these cases you should apply for a suspension. Please contact Parking Services for further information.
Businesses located in the Residents' Parking Zones 1-4 may apply for business permits.
Your application must be accompanied by a business rates bill as proof of address.
To apply for a business permit please contact Ipswich Parking Service by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 01473 432840. Alternatively visit the Customer Services Centre in the Town Hall.
|Permit required||Annual Fee|
Last Updated: Tuesday 3rd December 2013