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.

Changes to contractors parking in pay & display and residents parking bays

Changes to contractor parking permit rules and charges are now in force as of November 2017. Two hour free parking for contractors in pay & display bays will no longer be available. Therefore in order to park in pay & display bays contractors will be required to purchase pay & display tickets.

The City Mayor reduced pay & display parking charges in Leicester some time ago and therefore any contractor or visitor can come to the city and park at a low cost.

Free day permits in pay & display bays will also no longer be available. Contractors will be able to apply for day permits online in advance. The permit will cost £20.

The cost of weekly permits will increase to £100 per week.

We are also introducing a six month contractor permit at £1500 and a 12 month permit at £2000. Six and 12 monthly permits will allow parking in any pay & display and residents parking bay in Leicester.

Permits can only be issued for contractor vans and estate cars, which are sign liveried or display an A4 laminated company sign on the dashboard. Permits are valid Monday to Friday only.

All permits will be available to apply online.

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 refer to the FAQs attachment below.

For further questions on permits, please email us.