Business parking permit

Business parking permit

Any business that requires the use of a vehicle throughout the day to carry out work, professional visits or care to persons at properties in a residents' parking zone may apply for a business permit.

The permits allows parking in resident parking bays and shared use bays (bays that can be used by a permit holder and a pay and display ticket holder).

Permit type Cost

Business Short Stay Permit
Allows up to 2 hours parking, with no return in 2 hours to the same zone.

£40 a week or £150 for a year

Business Long Stay Permit
Allows unrestricted parking anywhere in the city unless your business address is in a permit parking zone, in which case the permit allows you to park for up to five hours (with no return within two hours) and unrestricted parking elsewhere.

£75 a week or £300 for a year

Business visitor parking

Businesses can apply for parking session to allow their visitors to parking within their controlled parking zone whilst they are visiting their business address.

Permit type Cost

Business Visitor Permits
Allows visitors up to 2 hours parking in the zone of the registered business

£2 a parking session

Apply, renew or change vehicle

This is a virtual permit so there is nothing to display in your vehicle.

Terms and conditions (Business Short Stay Permit)

  • The permit holder must be an employee at the business address provided and require the use of a vehicle throughout the day to carry out work, professional visits or care to persons at properties.
  • The permit must not be used for commuter parking.
  • The business (short stay) parking permit allows the permit holder to park for a maximum of 2 hours with no return within 2 hours to the same zone.
  • The permit holder must be the registered keeper of the vehicle or hold a valid motor insurance certificate covering the driver.
  • The vehicle must be roadworthy with valid road tax, insurance and MOT.
  • The vehicle must not exceed 5.5 metres in length; its gross weight must not exceed 3500 kilograms and must not draw a trailer or caravan.
  • Plymouth City Council cannot guarantee a parking space will always be available.
  • Permits are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • The Council may ask that you produce documentary evidence to demonstrate eligibility.
  • Plymouth City Council will process all information in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998. The authority will use any data collected for the purpose of processing and validating the relevant permit and other associated purposes. We are required by law to protect the public funds we administer. We may share/check this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds, in order to prevent and detect fraud. These bodies include other council departments, other public authorities and other enforcement agencies.

Terms and conditions (Business Long Stay Permit)

  • The permit holder must be an employee at the business address provided and require the use of a vehicle throughout the day to carry out work, professional visits or care to persons at properties.
  • The permit must not be used for commuter parking.
  • When the registered business address of the permit holder is outside of a permit parking zone then the business (long stay) permit allows unlimited parking in resident parking bays and shared use bays (bays that can be used by a permit holder and a pay and display ticket holder).
  • Allows unlimited parking within residents parking zones with exception to the zone of the registered business (if applicable). Within the zone of the registered business the permits are limited to a maximum stay of five hours with a no return period of two hours.
  • The permit holder must be the registered keeper of the vehicle or hold a valid motor insurance certificate covering the driver.
  • The vehicle must be roadworthy with valid road tax, insurance and MOT.
  • The vehicle must not exceed 5.5 metres in length; its gross weight must not exceed 3500 kilograms and must not draw a trailer or caravan.
  • Plymouth City Council cannot guarantee a parking space will always be available.
  • Permits are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • The Council may ask that you produce documentary evidence to demonstrate eligibility.
  • Plymouth City Council will process all information in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998. The authority will use any data collected for the purpose of processing and validating the relevant permit and other associated purposes. We are required by law to protect the public funds we administer. We may share/check this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds, in order to prevent and detect fraud. These bodies include other council departments, other public authorities and other enforcement agencies.