Resident parking permit

In some areas of Plymouth, you need a resident permit to park near your home. All vehicles (including motorcycles) need a permit.

We don't issue permits to some properties so please check the property excluded list below before you apply.


Each permit costs £30 a year.

New or change address

Please allow up to two working days for your online application to be processed. Your permit will not be activated until it has been successfully approved. Please note that even though you have applied for permit, you still cannot park until you have received a permit activation email notification. Once your permit has been activated the vehicle details are securely stored so our patrol officers can check a vehicle has a valid permit on their handheld computers. This is a virtual permit so there is nothing to display in your vehicle.

Apply for a permit


You can renew your permit up to two months before your current one expires. You will need the permit number and PIN of the permit you want to renew. Once you have paid and confirmed that you accept the terms and conditions your permit will be instantly renewed, starting when your previous permit expires. 

Renew a permit

Change of vehicle registration

If you change your vehicle registration, you must change your parking permit to your new registration number. You will need your permit number and PIN. Please allow up to two working days for your change of vehicle registration request to be processed. Even though you have applied for a change of vehicle registration, you still cannot park until you have received an email advising the change has been actioned.

Change of vehicle registration

Cancel Permit

If you no longer need your resident parking permit, either because you are moving address or you no longer have the vehicle and have not replaced it, you can cancel it online.

Cancel Permit

Once your permit has been canceled you are no longer covered to park your vehicle. Please note that no refund will be made. The £30 is an administrative fee to cover some of the costs associated with administering and enforcing the permit scheme.

Parking zone maps

Download a map of the parking zone you live in.

Terms and conditions

  • The permit address must be the permit holder’s sole or main residence where they live for a minimum of four nights a week.
  • Applicants cannot hold a residents permit at more than one address, if a new permit is issued the previous permit will be automatically cancelled.
  • A vehicle cannot hold a residents permit at more than one address, if a new permit is issued the previous permit will be automatically cancelled.
  • The permit holder must be the registered keeper of the vehicle or hold a valid motor insurance certificate covering them as the named or main driver of the vehicle.
  • The vehicle must at all times be roadworthy with valid road tax, insurance, and MOT.
  • The vehicle must not exceed 5.5 metres in length; exceed 3500 kilograms in gross weight or draw a trailer or caravan.
  • It is the permit holder’s responsibility to ensure their vehicle is legally parked at all times. Vehicles must be parked wholly within the bay markings.
  • Plymouth City Council can't guarantee a parking space will always be available.
  • Resident parking permits remain the property of Plymouth City Council at all times, are non-transferable, not refundable, and not for resale.
  • For the purpose of audit a permit holder may be asked to produce documentary evidence at a later date to demonstrate their eligibility.
  • Plymouth City Council will process all information in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 2018 and the EU General Data Protection Regulation. 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.