Residents who live in a controlled parking zones can apply for visitor parking. Some properties are ineligible so please check the property list below before applying.
This scheme provides parking for occasional visitors to the resident's home such as:
The scheme is not for daily use, commuter purposes. Visitor permits and tickets allow your guest to park their vehicle (including motorcycles):
- near your home
- during the hours of restrictions
Outside the restriction times (if applicable) a permit or ticket is not required. Visitor permits and tickets are required on bank and public holidays.
Your zone determines the type of visitor permit or ticket available to you. These permits are not available to guests of hotels or guesthouses.
|Zone F, H or J||Daily visitor tickets.
Eligible properties can order 7 or more permits at a time, with a maximum of 14 per fortnight.
Each permit is valid for one date only
|Zone CA to CE, X or W1 to W3||Yearly resident visitor permit.
Eligible properties can have up to two permits.
Each permit is valid for 12 months.
|Any other zone/street||Resident visitor tickets.
Eligible properties can have three books of 30 tickets a year (Jan to Dec).
Each ticket is valid for one vehicle for one date only.
|1st book £22
2nd book £38.50
3rd book £49.50
Applications are processed within 2 working days, and visitor permits/tickets are sent by 2nd class mail the next working day. Delivery usually takes 2-3 working days, but there's no guarantee. Visitors cannot park until they can display a valid permit or ticket in their vehicle.
Essential visitor permit
Residents who need essential daily care by relatives or carers can apply for an essential visitor permit. You must be in receipt of either:
- attendance allowance
- the disability living allowance care component
A property is entitled to a maximum of one permit which is valid for 12 months.
Essential visitor permits are free of charge.
Applications are processed within 2 working days, and essential visitor permits are sent by 2nd class mail the next working day. Delivery usually takes 2-3 working days, but there's no guarantee. Visitors cannot park until they can display a valid permit or ticket in their vehicle.
Permit holders are responsible for having a valid permit. You can renew your essential visitor permit up to 2 months before it expires. You'll need your permit number and PIN. Permit holders are responsible for having a valid permit for visitors.
Parking zone maps
Download a map of the parking zone you live in.
Terms and conditions
- The permit address must be the resident’s sole or main residence where they live for a minimum of four nights a week.
- All types of visitor permits are for use only by person(s) visiting the permit address and must not allow their visitors to park for the purpose of commuting. Essential visitor permits are for individuals providing the resident with essential care.
- It is the resident’s responsibility to make their visitors aware of how to use the permit.
- Plymouth City Council can't guarantee a parking space will always be available.
- All types of visitor permits remain the property of the council at all times, are non-transferable, not refundable and not for resale.
- Where a paper permit or ticket is issued this must be clearly displayed so the details are visible through the windscreen of the vehicle or a prominent position where this is not possible.
- 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 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.