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 exclusion list below before you apply.

Download Property excluded list [PDF, 91KB]


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

Renew or change vehicle

You can renew your permit up to two months before your current one expires. Please allow up to two working days for your change of vehicle request to be processed. Even though you have applied for a change of vehicle, you still cannot park until you have received an email advising the change has been actioned.

Renew or change vehicle

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 more than one residents permit, if a new permit is issued the previous permit will be 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 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.
  • Plymouth City Council can't guarantee a parking space will always be available.
  • It is the permit holder’s responsibility to ensure their vehicle is legally parked at all times.
  • Resident parking permits are non-refundable and not transferable.
  • 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 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.