Residents Parking Zones are designed to give residents a better chance of finding an on-street parking space in areas where demand is high due to the proximity of the town centre. If you live in a Residents Parking Zone and want to park a vehicle in a Permit Holders bay, you need to apply for a Residents Permit.
Once you have a Residents Permit you can also buy daily Visitors Permits and a 1-hour Visitor Time Clock. Businesses located in a Residents Permit Zone can also buy a permit.
Residents Permits and Visitor Permits are virtual and are applied for and managed online. For more information about Residents Permits, please see our Residents Permit FAQ page.
Please note that not all properties located within a Residents Permit Zones qualify for a permit. These include:
Resident Permit Fees
First Residents Permit
£50 (£60 from 1 October 2022)
Second residents' car permit (Not available in Zone 2)
£100 (£120 from 1 October 2022)
£250 (£300 from 1 October 2022)
Visitor permits - batches of five 1-day digital permits
(Max purchase of 12 batches over a 12-month period)
£7.50 (£10.00 from 1 October 2022)
1-Hour Visitor Time Clock
Residents must apply for a permit using our online form. If you are a new resident, you will need to provide evidence to verify your residency. This should be:
After your application has been approved, we will email you to confirm that you can complete your self-service registration online and purchase your permits. Your permit will be live as soon as this is completed.
When your permit expires simply log into your MiPermit account and renew online
Businesses in the zones can also apply for special Business Permits for staff or customers to use.
If you no longer require your residents' permit you may claim a refund of the full months remaining. An administration fee of £10 will be deducted from the refunded amount.
Tradespersons and statutory services needing to visit houses in the Residents Parking Zones for their work may apply for an exemption permit. Find out how to apply for a tradesperson's permit or statutory services permit. Alternatively, a daily Visitor Permit purchased by the resident of the property can be assigned the vehicle.
Blue Badge holders may park in Residents Permit Bays for an unrestricted amount of time when displaying a valid Blue Badge. Blue Badge holders are welcome to purchase a residents' permit if required. The fee is still applicable.
More information about the Residents Parking Scheme Policy.