Explains what RPS parking permits are, who is allowed a permit, how much permits cost, how often permits need to be renewed, how many permits can be applied for, where and when you can park with an RPS permit, where permits should be displayed, where to return disused permits and steps the council takes to prevent misuse of permits.
A RPS parking permit allows authorised drivers to park vehicles in streets with a Resident Parking Scheme marked by parking bays and signs.
Only residents are allowed a permit, which they have to pay for and display on their vehicle.
Residents currently living on a RPS street and who meet all of the following criteria can obtain a parking permit for a period of one year:
You will not qualify for a resident parking permit if any of the following apply:
Apply for a RPS permit.
Visitor, contractor and carer permits are not available to anyone living or working in a RPS area, except for Brough, where visitor permits are available:
Apply for a Brough visitor parking permit.
If you live in one of the other RPS areas, visitors must adhere to the parking restrictions displayed or park nearby on another street which isn't an RPS area.
Disabled badge holders do not require a permit and can park in any part of a RPS area for any length of time as long as you follow the general parking rules for Blue Badge holders.
In order to apply for a resident parking permit, your vehicle must be registered in the UK.
Please use the application form below to apply for a 3 month temporary permit whilst your car is being registered to the UK:
Foreign plate temporary parking permit (pdf 82kb opens in new window)
If you own a motorbike or moped you will need to apply for a residents parking permit.
Read about displaying your motorcycle permit.
All RPS permits are renewed annually and you can renew your permit any time in the month before it runs out.
A reminder letter will be sent to all permit holders one month before the permit is due to expire.
Please note: you should allow at least 10 working days to make sure you receive your permit before your current one runs out.
Read about renewing your permitand permit costs.
You can only have one permit per household (unless you live in Brough where you can also have an annual visitor permit).
You can apply for a visitor permitusing the same application form as for a new resident parking permit.
If you have other family members whose vehicles aren't covered by the permit, they must park on a nearby street which isn't in a RPS area.
If you have a valid resident parking permit, you can park on the street highlighted on your permit ensuring you:
Please note: having a parking permit does not guarantee that you will have a parking space.
You must secure your permit on the passenger side of the vehicle’s windscreen so that all the details are clearly visible. You are responsible for making sure that the permit can be seen clearly at all times.
Motorcycle permits must be kept in a safe place (inside your home, not on the motorcycle itself) but have it available to produce on the request of a Civil Enforcement Officer.
Please note: If it is not clearly displayed, you may receive a penalty charge notice.
If you no longer need your permit (eg you no longer have a vehicle), or are no longer eligible for a permit (eg you move house), you must return it to us at the Permits Office. If you do not return the permit, you will be breaking the rules of the Resident Parking Permit Scheme and committing an offence.
Refunds will not be given under any circumstances.
Fake or copied parking permits can be identified easily due to their lack of a design detail such as the hologram on a valid permit.
Also, certain evidence must be provided to obtain a parking permit which is checked thoroughly.
Read more about the evidence required for a RPS parking permit.