Business permit

Please Note: The Parking permit centre now closes at 1pm on Tuesdays

A business permit is issued to you if you can show that a vehicle is essential for the running of the business you work for or own. Only two permits will be issued per business and we do not issue these permits to you if you are only commuting to work or loading and unloading goods.

Can I get a business permit?

If you can show that the vehicle is essential for the running of your business we may be able to issue you with a permit.

We do not issue business permits for the purposes of commuting to work, for taking money to the bank or for loading/unloading.

We do not issue business permits in Zone Y and Z. Find out what zone your business is in.

To see if there is a waiting list for business permits please see our waiting lists webpage.


How many business permits can our business have?

Each business is entitled to two permits per business. If there are different departments in your business they cannot have more.

If the company is split into different sections and they are seen as separate businesses with different VAT registration numbers this may be considered for an additional 2 business permits.


How do I apply for or renew my business permit?

You need to complete the business permit application form for your first application 

If you are renewing your business permit you can renew online or complete the business permit renewal form

Once completed  return it to us in person or by post together with the documents that are requested.


What evidence do I need to provide?

You will need to provide two proofs of business such as business rates or a utility bill.

Please send in copies of the documents do not send in originals.


How much does it cost ?


Low and High emission vehicles 


Low emission

Low emission is defined as a vehicle (not a diesel vehicle) that produces 110g/km or less CO2 emissions.This needs to be verified by the production of the V5C

Vehicles registered before March 2001 do not show CO2 emissions and therefore do not qualify for a discount

High emission

High emission is defined as a vehicle (including diesel vehicles) that produces 166g/km or more CO2 emissions.

I have a low emissions vehicle how do I claim the discount?

You will need to provide a copy of your vehicle registration document to show that you are eligible for a low emissions discount.

This applies to vehicles that have been registered after 2001 and which have CO2 emissions of no more than 110g/km. Please see your V5C document for details.

 Where can I park with my business permit?

You can park in a permit holders bay or a shared use bay. A shared use bay is where you can park with a permit or a pay and display ticket - the sign on the street will state this.

You cannot park in a pay and display bay.

The permit does not give you concession to park anywhere else.


I am changing my vehicle what do I do?

You need to let us know that you have changed you vehicle. Please complete the change of vehicle application form and provide one proof of business. You should also remember to return the current permit.


I am no longer working for the company what do I do?

You need to return the permit to the council.


I have received a Penalty Charge Notice what do I do?

Please check the terms and conditions of use and also where you can park with the permit.

You should decide whether to:

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