Application for Business parking permit

Who would want a Business parking permit

  • Anyone who is regularly carrying out work at their business and anyone who uses town centre short-stay car parks

Terms of using a permit

  • The permit must be displayed behind the front windscreen so that it can be clearly and entirely seen from the front of the vehicle.
  • It is the driver’s responsibility to ensure that the vehicle is parked wholly within a marked parking bay.
  • The issue of a permit does not guarantee the holder a parking space.
  • Failure to comply with the terms of use for a permit may attract the issue of a Penalty Charge Notice.
  • Permits are only valid within the short-stay car parks and must not be used on any private car park or on-street parking bay.

How much do permits cost?

Our current permit price is £110.00 (incl VAT).

  • Lost permits: An administration charge will be made to replace a lost or damaged permit.
  • Surrendered permits: The Council is unable to refund any unexpired permit that is no longer in use.


  • Goods vehicles:  a permit will not be issued to a goods vehicle where its maximum gross weight exceeds 3.5 tonnes.
  • Passenger vehicles: a permit will not be issued to a vehicle constructed to carry more than eight seated passengers, excluding the driver.