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Apply for a contractor parking permit

Contractors or builders working on properties located near pay & display bays or residents parking bays can apply for contractor permits. Permits can be purchased for a day, week, 6 months or 12 months. Contractor permits are only valid Monday to Friday.

Permits can only be issued to vans or estate cars.

If a permit is displayed in any other vehicle other than a van or an estate car, it becomes invalid and a Penalty Charge Notice may be issued.

A vehicle must also be sign-written or have an A4 laminated sign showing the company details and be clearly displayed on the dashboard.

Contractor permits are available for pay & display and/or residents parking bays. Permits can be purchased for a day, week, 6 months or 12 months. Contractor permits are only valid Monday to Friday. They are not valid on Saturdays or Sundays.

The permit is only valid if continuous need to access the vehicle for tools and supplies is required and where parking a vehicle in a public car park or away from the property would not be feasible to carry out the works.

Permits for pay & display bays are only valid during pay & display times or unrestricted hours.

They do not allow parking in a pay & display bays during restricted hours, e.g. “No waiting” or “No loading” where applicable.

Permits for residents parking bays are not valid in pay & display bays located in residents parking zones and/or during pay & display hours in shared bays. They also do not allow parking in residents parking bays during restricted hours, e.g. “No waiting” or “No loading” where applicable.

Day permit

Day contractor permits are issued for one day and valid in a pay & display or residents parking bay as indicated on the face of the permit.

  • Cost: £20

Weekly permit

Weekly contractor permits are issued for one to six weeks and valid in a pay & display or
residents parking bay as indicated on the face of the permit. Weekly contractor permits are issued for:

  • 1 week: £100
  • 2 weeks: £200
  • 3 weeks: £300
  • 4 weeks: £400
  • 5 weeks: £500
  • 6 weeks: £600

6 or 12 months permit

6 or 12 months contractor permits can be used in any pay & display or residents parking bay in
Leicester:

  • 6 months permit: £1,500
  • 12 months permit: £2,000

Day contractor permit

After submitting an application you will be required to upload proof of work showing location and dates of work, e.g. schedule of work, contract of work for the date the permit is required.

Weekly permit

After submitting an application you will be required to upload proof of work showing location and dates of work, e.g. schedule of work, contract of work for the dates the permit is required.

6 or 12 months permit

Proof of address

After submitting an application you will be required to upload the following documents showing proof of business address (showing business name and address):

  • Bank statement (less than 3 months old)
  • Business rates (current financial year)
  • Telephone bill (Less than 3 months old)
  • Utility bill (less than 3 months old)
  • Building insurance (current)
  • Schedule of buildings/content insurance cover (less than 12 months old)

Proof of ownership for each vehicle

  • Company's motor insurance certificate showing business name
  • Insurance document showing applicants name/business name and vehicle registration number
  • Lease/hire/finance agreement (please also provide your insurance schedule) showing applicants name/business and vehicle registration number
  • DVLA registration certificate V5C showing  applicants name/business and vehicle registration number

Please note: We may ask for additional proofs to confirm your eligibility for a permit. Therefore, please allow sufficient time for the permit application. We are not responsible for any penalty charge notices received due to delay.

You can apply online for a permit.

Please submit your application at least 10 working days in advance, otherwise your application may be rejected.

To request a refund you will need to return your permit. A day contractor permit will only be cancelled and a refund issued if it is returned to us before the valid date printed on the permit.

For weekly and 6/12 months permits a refund will be issued for the number of full weeks left to run on the permit from the date we receive your permit.

Please submit an online application by going to www.leicester.gov.uk/applypermits and selecting 'Cancel Permit', then enter your permit number and PIN number which can be found on the permit letter. After submitting an application, please return your permit by post to: 

  • Parking Services, PO Box 8459, Leicester, LE1 8AW
A refund will be issued back to the card used to pay for the permit.

Please submit an online application by going to www.leicester.gov.uk/applypermits and select 'Request Replacement', then enter your permit number and PIN number which can be found on the permit letter.

After submitting the application please return the permit to us by post to the above address. For 6/12 months permits please also provide proof of ownership for the new vehicle. There is a £10 administration fee for permit replacement. We will e-mail you asking for payment. Once payment is received a replacement permit will be posted to you.

Please allow at least 5 working days for the new permit to be reissued from the day we receive your permit and payment.

Lost permits

Please submit an online application by going to
www.leicester.gov.uk/applypermits and select 'Request Replacement', then enter your permit number and PIN number which can be found on the permit letter.

There is a £10 administration fee for permit replacement. We will e-mail you asking for payment. Once payment is received the replacement permit will be posted to you.

Please allow at least 5 working days for the duplicate permit to be issued from the day we receive your payment.

Defaced permits

Please follow the lost permit process above to get a replacement.

Deface permits are replaced free of charge.

Please return your defaced permit to us at:

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

If you do not know your permit number and PIN number please email us at parkingpermits@leicester.gov.uk