Business parking permits
A business is entitled to buy a permit if it is operating from an address in a permit parking zone and their vehicle is needed for business use.
The vehicle using the permit must be either:
- A passenger vehicle, constructed or adapted for the carriage of not more than twelve passengers.
- A goods carrying vehicle, the height of which does not exceed 3.2 meters (10'), the length exceed 6 meters (19' 8') or maximum gross weight exceed 3 tonnes.
A business can only apply for a maximum of 2 permits.
Permits are not required for motorcycles, which may park free of charge in permit bays.
How to apply
An application form and guidance notes are available below to download. Please read the guidance notes to make sure that you apply for the correct permit and you include all the necessary documentation.
View the permit charges and conditions from 1 April 2017 [145.78KB]. Please ensure you enclose the correct fee with your application.
Permits can be applied for by post or in person. If applying by post, please include your payment (cheque or postal order made payable to Gateshead Council) and supporting documentation and send to:
You can pay buy debit or credit card over the phone on 0191 433 3155.
If applying in person, please bring the completed application form and original documents to the reception desk, Development and Enterprise (2nd floor), Gateshead Civic Centre between 9.30 -11am and 2 - 4pm Monday to Friday.
Permits will not be issued at the reception desk but sent out in the post. Please allow up to 14 days for your permit application to be processed.
Phone: 0191 433 3155