Get a parking permit

A parking permit scheme is in operation in some residential streets in Leicester. A residents parking permit costs £25 and lasts for 12 months. Applications for residents permits can be made online.

Further information

Where are the permit zones?

You can download a list of eligible addresses at the bottom of the page. You'll also find guidance notes on applying for the permits in each of the areas. 

Other types of permit

Each household can apply for five free visitors permits every year. You can also buy 15 visitor parking permits (scratchcards) per week at a cost of £1 per permit. These are free for over 60s.

Charities, community centres and religious organisations are entitled to three permits a year, at a cost of £25 each. 

Business permits, garage customer permits, temporary business permits and maintenance permits are also available. Explanatory notes for these permits can be downloaded at the bottom of the page.

Applications for all above permits can be made online, using the quick link above.

Contractors permits (parking in pay and display bays)

Day and weekly permits are available for contractor vans and estate cars, which are sign liveried or display an A4 laminated company sign on the dashboard.

Day permits can be obtained free of charge by calling 0116 299 5063 (max one per week).

Weekly permits can be obtained at a cost of £20 each and are valid Monday to Friday only. These are available from Customer services, 91 Granby Street, Leicester, LE1 6FB. Weekly permits are also available for residents parking zones.

Dispensation and suspension of bays

In certain circumstances where there are no alternatives, you can request the dispensation of some parking regulations. Some parking bays may also be suspended for sole use. Charges apply. For further information please email us

Contact us

If you have any questions with regards to permits, please email us.