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Resident parking permits allow residents living in parking zones to park near their homes. This helps to stop non-residents parking in residential areas where parking has become a problem.
Residents are limited to two permits per household, which is valid for a period of 12 months from date of issue. You are sent a renewal reminder letter approximately one month before your permit is due to expire.
Please note: If you park in a resident parking bay, then you must always have a valid permit on display.
Your property must be within one of the resident parking zones. To check if your property is in a parking zone please see ‘resident parking zone properties' in the documents section.
You can apply for or renew a resident parking permit through the following:
You are issued one free permit if you have a vehicle registered at your address and are the driver of the vehicle.
Please note: If you are a Blue Badge Holder and the owner and driver of two vehicles, your first permit is free. However, you must pay the standard rate to get a permit for your second vehicle.
You must include a copy of the following documents with your application:
This must include all vehicle details including your name and the address for which you are applying for a permit.
Include a recent copy of one of the following:
You must include a copy of additional documents if the following applies:
If you are the owner and driver of the vehicle, include a copy of the following:
Please note: our permit is not valid for use in Disabled Bays.
If you have a lease or company vehicle, include a copy of the following:
If you are using a friends or relatives car, include a copy of the following:
A street, or a series of streets, is called a parking zone. Permit holders can park in their parking zone in marked parking bays (if provided) for as long as required.
Permits must be displayed in parked vehicles (including motorcycles) within parking zones at all times. If you have a parking permit for one zone, you cannot use it in another zone.
This scheme does not guarantee that a parking space will be available or that residents can park directly outside their house (as it does not reserve a specific space).
Continued use of a permit once cancelled will leave you liable to receive a Penalty Charge Notice.
A new permit will be issued free of charge on surrender of the old permit. Please complete the resident parking permit (apply or renew) form from the documents section, remembering to include your old permit and new V5 or V5C documents.
If a permit is lost or mutilated, then a duplicate can be requested at a charge of £8.00.
Stolen permits will be replaced free if you quote the crime report number which is given when you report the loss of your permit to the police.
For information on visitor parking and permits please see our visitor parking permits page.
If you would like to request the consideration of a new parking permit zone please contact email@example.com or telephone 0300 123 6780.
Preston City Council Town Hall, Lancaster Road, Preston, PR1 2RL.
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