Resident Parking Bays

If you live within a zone that is subject to a Resident Permit restriction, you may be eligible for a resident parking permit.

Displaying the permit

The permit should be displayed in the windscreen where it is easily visible from the pavement. The expiry date, permit number, zone and vehicle registration number must always be visible. When using resident visitor scratchcards, remember to scratch off the time and date of arrival. Failure to follow these instructions may result in a Penalty Charge Notice being issued.

Picking up or dropping off passengers

Drivers can stop in a resident bay to pick up or drop off passengers. When picking up or dropping off you must stay with your vehicle at all times unless your passengers need help getting into or out of your vehicle.

What happens if I park in a resident bay without a permit?

If a vehicle is found in a resident bay during its hours of operation without displaying a valid resident permit for that zone, a Penalty Charge Notice will be issued. This includes having a permit that is obscured or cannot be seen from outside the vehicle.

Bank Holidays

Resident bays are enforced on bank holidays.

Blue Badge holders

The Blue Badge parking concessions do not apply in Resident Permit zones. Any vehicle parked without displaying a valid resident parking permit during the restriction period indicated on signage adjacent to the bay may be issued with a Penalty Charge Notice.

What happens if I park slightly over the bay markings?

You must park completely inside the bay markings and you should not use the space unless all of your vehicle can fit inside the bay markings. Any vehicle parked with at least one wheel outside the bay markings may be issued with a Penalty Charge Notice.

The sign does not show any days of operation

If any sign does not mention specific days, it means that it is in operation every day of the week.

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