Permits in residents' parking zones

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If you live permanently in a residents’ parking zone you can buy an annual 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 that not all properties located within a residents’ zone qualify for a permit.  These include:

  • New properties built since 1 September 2005
  • Existing properties converted since 1 September 2005
  • Houses of Multiple Occupancy

Find out if your street is in one of the zones.

How to apply for your permit

Residents can apply for a permit using our new online form. Find out more and apply online


Permit requiredAnnual Fee
First residents' permit (car or motorcycle)£40
Second residents' car permit (zones 1, 3 and 4 only)£80 
Business permit£200
Visitor permits (batches of five 1-day digital permits)£5*
1-hour visitor time clockFree with first permit

*Max purchase of 12 batches over a 12 month period

Working in residents' parking zones

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 should be displayed in the vehicle.

Blue Badge Holders

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. If you think you have previously been overcharged for a permit please write to us with full details.  

Proposals for new Zone 5

Suffolk County Council are currently discussing proposals for a new Residents Parking Zone in Ipswich. Read more on the Suffolk County Council website.

All affected addresses within the proposed zone will be written to by Suffolk County Council with full information. At this stage Ipswich Borough Council are not involved in the consultation process.