Resident parking permits
If you live in a street that has permit parking, you may be eligible to qualify for a resident permit.
To qualify for a permit, you must provide:
- Proof of residence in the area, such as a Council Tax or utility bill dated within the last 3 months.
- Proof of keeping and using a vehicle at the address - this would normally be the vehicle registration document (V5). For company-registered cars, an official letter from the company confirming that the applicant is an employee and the sole user of the car will be required. If the vehicle is leased then an additional letter from the lease company confirming that the vehicle is leased to the employer will also be required.
The need for a limit on the number of permits a household may be eligible for will generally arise where either permit demand will be very high (in areas where there is a significant amount of multi-occupation of dwellings for example, or where car ownership is high for other reasons) or where the space that can be allocated to residents' parking is restricted.
Businesses within residents parking zones may also apply for a business permit, where a vehicle is necessary for the essential running of the business.
Gateshead contains various permit parking zones. Each has a different reference and the permits available differ between the,. Eligibility and other criteria are set taking account of the characteristics of the zone and likely demand levels (for example, where there are high levels of multiple occupation or where car ownership is high for other reasons) or where the space that can be allocated to residents' parking is restricted.
The permit parking zones and the permits available are listed below:
Area (not all properties may be eligible)
|Permit type available||Maximum permits available||Visitor permits available?|
|A||Church Chare, Whickham|
|B||Duckpool Lane, Whickham||Transferable||1||No|
|C||Queen Elizabeth Avenue Area||Non transferable||2||Yes|
|D||Bewick Road (West)||Non transferable||2||Yes|
|E||Coburg Street, Gateshead||Non transferable||2||Yes|
|F||Denmark Street, Gateshead||Non transferable||1||Yes|
|G||Denmark Street, Gateshead||Transferable||1||No|
|H||Ely Street, Gateshead||Non transferable||1||Yes|
|J||Worcester Green Area||Non transferable||2||Yes|
|K||Gateshead Leisure Centre Area||Non transferable||2||Yes|
|L||Villa Place, Gateshead||Non transferable||2||Yes|
|M||Low Heworth Lane, Gateshead||Non transferable||2||Yes|
|N||Sunderland Road Area (Stowell Terrace/ Ridley Terrace area)||Non transferable||2||Yes|
|O||Sunderland Road Villas||Non transferable||2||Yes|
|P||The Drive, Heworth||Non transferable||2||Yes|
|Q||Kirkwood Gardens Area||Non transferable||2||Yes|
|R||Clement Street, Low Fell||Non transferable||2||Yes|
|S||Croxdale Terrace/Fisherwell Road, Pelaw||Non transferable||2||Yes|
|T||Stephenson Terrace, Felling||Non transferable||2||Yes|
|U||Beaconsfield Road, Low Fell||Transferable||1||No|
|V||Bensham Road||Non transferable||1||No|
|X||Kells Lane Area||Transferable||1||No|
|Y||Bewick Road Gateshead||Non transferable||1||No|
|E1||Wardley Hall Cottages, Sunderland Road||Transferable||1||No|
|E2||York Terrace, Felling||Non transferable||1||No|
|D1||Back Tyndal/ Parsons Gardens Dunston||Non transferable||1||No|
|D2||Bewick Road Gateshead||Non transferable||1||No|
|D3||Binsby Gardens, Harlow Green||Non transferable||1||No|
To check if your property is eligible for permits, please contact Parking Services.
An application form and guidance notes are available to download below. Please read the guidance notes to make sure that you apply for the correct permit and you include all the necessary documentation.
If you wish to renew your permit please use the Resident Permit application form and tick the box in part 3.
If you are unsure which form you require please contact Parking Services on 0191 433 3636.
Permits can be applied for by post. Please include your supporting documentation along with payment if you are paying by cheque or postal order and send to:
|Resident permit - 1st vehicle||£25|
|Resident permit - 2nd vehicle (where available)||£50|
|Resident visitor scratchcard (book of 10 vouchers) (where available)|
|Resident visitor disc (available to residents who also have a disabled blue badge) (where available)||£15|
|Health professionals' permit||£100|
|Replacement permit (lost or stolen etc.)||£20|
|Change of vehicle fee||£10|
|Trade permit||£5 flat fee plus £2 per vehicle per day|
|West Street loading bay permit||£150|
You can include a cheque or postal order with your application, which should be made payable to Gateshead Council.
If you would prefer to pay online, we will send a confirmation letter or email once we have received your application form and verified you are eligible. This will include a link to the payment web page where you can make your payment. Your permit will only be posted once we have received the payment.
Please allow up to 10 working days for your permit application to be processed.
Permits will not be issued at the reception desk but sent out in the post.
New resident parking schemes
We are not currently creating any new residents parking schemes.