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.

Contractor permits (parking in pay-and-display bays and residents' parking bays only)

Day, weekly, 6 or 12 months permits are available for contractor vans and estate cars, which are liveried or display an A4 laminated company sign on the dashboard. Permits are valid Monday to Friday only and the following costs apply:

Day permits  – £20 each, weekly permits – £100 per week (Monday to Friday), 6 months permits – £1,500 and 12 months permits – £2,000. Permits are only available online. Please use the quick link above to apply. Please submit your application at least ten working days in advance.

For further information please download ‘Explanatory notes – contractor parking permits’ attached below. 

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

Important: Changes to parking permit rules and charges

We are introducing changes to parking permit rules and charges. Please see the ‘More information on changes to permit rules and charges’ and ‘New parking permit rules and charges’ in attachments below.

The new permit rules will be introduced between February 2018 and July 2018.

Changes to contractor permits were introduced on 19 February 2018.

Keep checking this webpage for forthcoming implementation dates for other permit types.

Contact us

If you have any questions with regards to permits, please refer to the FAQs attached below.

For further questions on permits, please email us.

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