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Apply for a business parking permit

Employees of businesses located within the permit scheme can apply for a permit, provided they can prove they work in the area.

Permit holders can park in any residents parking bay within the zone indicated on the permit as long as the permit is clearly displayed in the vehicle. Please be aware submitting an application or purchasing a permit and waiting for it to be sent is not sufficient for you to park in a resident’s bay. A valid permit must be displayed at all times. Failure to clearly display a valid permit could incur a Penalty Charge Notice.

Parking spaces are not allocated to individual permit holders. Purchasing a permit does not guarantee a parking space or space outside the permit holder’s premises.

Business permits with a vehicle registration number (VRN) printed on the permit can only be used by business employees. Business permits without VRN can only be used by business employees, genuine visitors to your business or contractors working on your property. Permits cannot be given or sold to anybody else. If found that permits are not used in accordance with this condition you may lose the right to apply for further permits.

Permits do not allow parking in limited waiting bays, pay & display bays, on single or double yellow lines or loading restrictions within the residents parking zone. All parking restrictions must be complied with.

Up to four business permits can be issued per property. This can be a combination of:

  • Business permits with a vehicle registration number (VRN) printed on the permit
    • £100 (valid for one year)
  • Business permits without a vehicle registration number printed on the permit
    • £150 (valid for one year)

When submitting a permit application for the first time you will need to upload proofs.

  • Business permit with VRN: You will need to provide proof of business address, proof of connection to the business and proof of vehicle ownership
  • Business permit without a VRN: You will need to provide proof of business address

Proof of business address

For proof of business address, please provide one of the following documents showing a business name and address in the zone:

  • Utility bill (less than three months old)
  • Bank statement (less than three months old)
  • Telephone bill (less than three months old)
  • Business rates bill (less than 12 months old)
  • Schedule of buildings or contents insurance cover (less than 12 months old)

Proof of connection to the business

Please provide one of the following documents showing your name and a business name:

  • Utility bill (less than three months old)
  • Bank statement (less than three months old)
  • Telephone bill (less than three months old)
  • Payslip (less than three months old)
  • Business rates bill (less than 12 months old)

Proof of vehicle ownership

Please provide one of the following documents showing your name and a vehicle registration
number:

  • DVLA registration certificate V5C
  • Insurance document showing your name as a main policy holder or named driver
  • Lease/hire/finance agreement (please also provide your insurance schedule)
  • For company vehicles: letter on company headed paper stating vehicle is used by the business and a copy of company’s motor insurance certificate

If we have your valid e-mail address, we will e-mail you renewal instructions up to 45 days prior to your permit expiry date.

If we do not have your valid e-mail address, you will not receive a renewal notification as we do not post them.

You can also renew a permit online.

All permit replacement requests must be submitted online. You will need your permit number and PIN number, which can be found in a letter which came with your permit.

Defaced permits are replaced free of charge. To receive a replacement, please post the defaced permit to Parking Services, PO Box 8459, Leicester LE1 8AW. Once received, we will post you a replacement.

Please note, leaving a business permit in a sold/replaced vehicle is not considered as lost and you will have to purchase a new permit. There is a £10 charge for replacement of lost permits.

Only one replacement of lost business permit without VRN will be issued at the discretion of the council. If you lose your permit a second time, we will not replace it and you will need to wait until the permit expires to apply for a new one. Any fraudulent use of permits will lead to enforcement action.

All permit replacement requests must be submitted online. You will need your permit number and PIN number, which can be found in a letter which came with your permit.

There is a £10 charge for the replacement due to charge of vehicle.

After submitting an online request please email your proof of new vehicle. Please also write ‘CANCELLED’ clearly across the permit using a dark colour marker pen and then take a photo. Cut the permit diagonally into four and take a second photo. Also attach the 2 photos of the destroyed permit when the proof of new vehicle is emailed to us.

Please then post the destroyed permit to us to the address below:

  • Parking Permits, PO Box 8459, Leicester, LE1 8AW

Please note, you will not be able to park in the residents parking zone without a valid permit or with the permit with a registration number for your previous vehicle. You will need to park outside of the residents parking zone until you have received and displayed your new permit.

All cancellation requests must be submitted online. You will need your permit number and PIN number, which can be found in a letter which came with your permit.
After submitting an online request please post the permit to Parking Services, PO Box 8459, Leicester LE1 8AW and a refund (if applicable) will be issued to the card used to pay for the permit for the number of full calendar months left to run on the permit.

However if you acquired a new card since paying for the permit, you will need to provide your bank account details:

  • Name and surname of the bank account holder;
  • Name of the bank;
  • Sort code;
  • Bank account number
We will then issue a refund to your bank account.