Residents’ parking schemes are used in areas where there is more demand than spaces. They don’t guarantee a parking space, but help manage parking for people living in those areas.
If your area has a scheme you should:
- apply to purchase a permit as soon as possible online or by phoning 0345 155 1004 – if you don’t have internet access you can use your local library’s computers free of charge
- display a valid permit at all times when parked in a residents-only area – if you don’t, you can receive a parking ticket
Before you apply, read our guide to residents’ parking permits.
Parking dispensation notices
Dispensations notices are permits which give you permission to park in restricted zones or in residential parking areas. This would usually be to carry out work at a property where it is essential to park close to the property to carry out the work, and where there will be minimal impact on other road users, pedestrians and local businesses.
You can apply for a free dispensation online or by phoning 0345 155 1004.
Before you apply, read our guide to parking dispensations.