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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.
  • 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 two 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. If you have any questions when completing the form please contact Parking Services on 0191 433 3636.

View the permit charges and conditions (PDF) [145KB] (opens new window) . Please ensure you enclose the correct fee with your application.

Business Permit application form (PDF) [61KB] (opens new window)

Business Permit guidance notes (PDF) [91KB] (opens new window)

Permits can be applied for by post. Please include your payment (cheque or postal order made payable to Gateshead Council) with supporting documentation and send to:

Parking Services
Gateshead Council
Civic Centre
Regent Street

Please allow up to 14 days for your permit application to be processed