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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. 

Visitor permits and trade permits are also available in some of the parking zones.

Businesses within residents parking zones may also apply for a business permit, where a vehicle is necessary for the essential running of the business.

How to apply

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.

Icon for pdf View the permit charges and conditions from 1 April 2019 [145.78KB]. Please ensure you enclose the correct fee with your application if you are paying by cheque or postal order.

Icon for pdf Resident Permit application form [51.96KB]

Icon for pdf Resident Permit guidance notes [100.34KB]

Icon for pdf Resident Permit replacement application form [65.0KB]

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:

Parking Services
Gateshead Council
Civic Centre
Regent Street


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.

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