Visitor parking permits allow people who live outside a controlled parking zone to park in that zone for a specific amount of time.
You may only purchase a visitors parking permit if you are a permanent resident within the relevant controlled parking zone.
Daily permits come in books of five and you may apply for a maximum of 30 permits per calendar year.
The cost depends on the particular controlled parking zone. See the application form below for details.
Residents of the Central Zone may apply for an annual visitor permit, which is valid from 6pm to 12 midnight and all day on Sunday. The cost is £15 per annum, with a limit of one permit per household.
Please note there is a surcharge of 1.65% if you pay by credit card. There is no surcharge for debit cards.
How to apply
You can download the appropriate form and guidance notes or contact parking permit section services (details below).
To process your application we will need proof of your address. If you are not on the electoral roll or council tax database you must provide official proof of address such as a current tenancy agreement or council tax bill.