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Business parking permits

Business permits are available to employees of businesses within the borough’s controlled parking zones and can be applied for or renewed online.

We offer two types of business parking permits

Business permit – allows you to park in business parking bays, dual and triple use bays, within the controlled parking zone (CPZ) that the business resides within. This permit is best if you are based in one location and need to park nearby.

The business all-zones (previously Business Z permit) is not a zone-specific permit and allows the holder to park in any on-street permit bay in any CPZ in the borough. These permits are also valid in all the Council’s off-street car parks. This permit is available to any resident or business with a vehicle registered in the borough and is useful for businesses that have a number of branches or outlets across the borough.


From 1 April 2024, the price of these permits have increased by 7.7%, in line with inflation.

As part of our work to reduce air pollution and carbon emission, we use a system of emissions-based parking charges.

  • Vehicles with higher emissions are charged a higher permit price
  • There’ll be a £75 surcharge for non Euro-6 compliant diesel vehicles as they produce air polluting nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter (PM)

Find out what band your vehicle is in and the cost of your permit with our Permit calculator tool.

You can put up to two vehicles on your permit, at no extra charge. However, only one vehicle will be covered by the parking permit at any one time and this must be activated via your online permit account. Failure to do so may result in your vehicle receiving a penalty charge notice (PCN).

If you have more than one vehicle on your permit, your permit price will be based on the emissions banding of the vehicle in the highest band.

Apply for or renew your permit 

Permits are available for 3, 6 or 12 months. Permits are now paperless (e-permits), which means you do not have to display a paper permit in your vehicle. 
Civil Enforcement Officers can check if your permit is valid using your vehicle registration number. 

Before you start 

You will need:

  1. an email address and telephone number 
  2. your vehicle registration number 
  3. a debit or credit card 
  4. you may also be asked to provide a letter from your company confirming your employment
  5. company lease agreement

Proof of address:

  • Vehicle proof V5C (log book)
  • Council Tax bill
  • Hire / lease agreement: hire / lease documentation must show your name or the company name and address 
  • Company letterhead confirming the employment and authorisation to drive and park at the requested address 
  • LPG conversion certificate if you have converted your vehicle to run on LPG (Liquid Petroleum Gas) and your vehicle registration document (V5C) has not been updated


Parking permits for CPZs