Resident, visitor and business parking permits

Resident parking permits

A resident parking permit allows residents to park their vehicles in a resident's bay in the street or zone near to where they live. The permit is available to purchase either for a 12-month period or 6-month period.

If you use or keep a motor vehicle, invalid carriage (with an unladen weight not exceeding 30cwt) or a motorcycle at your permanent residence and if the scheme includes your street you are eligible for a permit.

If you do not own a vehicle but keep one under your "care and control" you will need to produce the registration documents and a letter from the registered owner stating that you have permanent use of the vehicle.

If you use or keep your employer's vehicle you will need a letter of confirmation from them. This should be written on company headed stationery stating that you are entitled to use the vehicle for business purposes. If you use more than one vehicle, details of these should be printed on the permit.

A Resident Permit, a Visitor Permit or a Visitor Scratch Card does not guarantee that a parking space will always be available. To ensure that the scheme is as fair as possible permits are issued at the discretion of the council.  There are restrictions to permit applications including the types available and the number of permits issued per address. There may be restrictions in certain areas/streets/zones, you will be informed of any restrictions when you apply. 

Visitor parking

If the street you live in is permanently covered by a parking scheme and your visitors use a car to get there you can apply for a permit or scratch card.

You do not need to own a vehicle to apply for a visitor permit or visitor scratch cards. You can apply for one single visitor permit, scratch cards can be purchased in books of 10.

A single scratch card is valid for 24 hours from its activation and may be used at any time during the 24 hour period in any number of vehicles within a designated resident bay.

A resident permit, a visitor permit or a visitor scratch card does not guarantee that a parking space will always be available. Permits are issued at the discretion of Peterborough City Council  who ensure that the scheme is as fair as possible. 

How to apply

You can apply for a resident or visitor parking permit, or visitor parking scratch cards by completing the relevant application form below and returning it to the cash office in Bayard Place.

Resident and visitor parking permit application form

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Visitor parking scratch card application form

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Business parking permits

A business parking permit allows businesses to park their vehicles in a resident's bay, in the street where the business is situated, which would otherwise be prohibited.

Please note: A business permit is not valid in all city council car parks, on street pay and display bays or any other residential streets and other private residential parking areas.

A business permit does not guarantee that a parking space will always be available. To ensure that the scheme is as fair as possible permits are issued at the discretion of the council.  There are restrictions to permit applications including the types available and the number of permits issued per address. There may be restrictions in certain areas/streets/zones, you will be informed of any restrictions when you apply. 

How to apply

Complete the application and return it to the cash office in Bayard Place

Business parking permit application form

Size: 468.85 KB File format: pdf