Supporting documents

Information about the supporting documents you will need to provide to apply for parking permits in Leicester.

Further information

The information below covers the following types of permits: residents, residents blue badge holders, annual visitor permit, visitor scratchcards, visitor smartcard, business, maintenance and contractor.

Residents' permit

If you are applying for a permit for the first time, please provide two proofs of residency and one proof of vehicle ownership.

Proof of residency

Please provide two of the following documents, showing your name and address in the residents parking zone (if you are a student you can provide a current signed Tenancy Agreement and also a letter from your university/college in Leicester if no other documents are available. This can be obtained from a Student Administration Support Office):

  • Less than 3 months old - utility bill, telephone bill, payslip, bank statement
  • Less than 12 months old - council tax bill, benefits notification letter
  • Current - driving licence, signed tenancy agreement.

Proof of vehicle ownership

Please provide one of the following documents, showing your name, address in the residents parking zone and vehicle registration number:

  • DVLA registration certificate V5C
  • Insurance document showing your name as the main policy holder or named driver
  • Hire agreement
  • Letter from insurance company confirming that the vehicle is kept at your address in the residents parking zone
  • For company vehicles - letter on company headed paper stating vehicle is kept at your address in the residents parking zone and a copy of the company's motor insurance certificate.

Residents permits for blue badge holders

A blue badge holder who owns and drives a vehicle may obtain a residents parking permit free of charge by providing:

  • A copy of a blue badge (both sides)
  • Two proofs of residency showing your name and address in the residents parking zone
  • One proof of vehicle ownership showing your name and address in the residents parking zone.

Change of vehicle

Please provide proof of ownership for the new vehicle. You will also need to return your old permit to us.

Annual visitor permit

If you are applying for an annual visitor permit for the first time, please provide two proofs of residency showing your name and address in the residents parking zone (If you are a student you can provide a current signed Tenancy Agreement and also a letter from your university/college in Leicester if no other documents are available. This can be obtained from a Student Administration Support Office):

  • Less than 3 months old - utility bill, telephone bill, payslip, bank statement
  • Less than 12 months old - council tax bill, benefits notification letter
  • Current - driving licence, signed tenancy agreement.

If you are over the State Pension age, you can obtain an annual visitor permit free of charge by providing one of the following documents showing your name and date of birth:

  • Current – passport, driving licence
  • State pension notification letter from DWP
  • Birth Certificate

If you require regular carer attendance, you can obtain an annual visitor permit free of charge by providing the following:

  • Care plan showing your name and address and dated within the last 12 months, or
  • If your relative is caring for you, please provide:
    • A letter from DWP confirming that you receive one of the following (the letter must show your name and address):
      • Personal Independence Payment - daily living component
      • Disability Living Allowance - the middle or highest care rate
      • Attendance Allowance or
      • Armed Forces Independence Payment
    • In addition you will need to provide a letter from DWP confirming that your relative is in receipt of Carer's Allowance (the letter must show your name). If your carer is in receipt of the State Pension, please provide their pension letter showing that a carer's premium/addition is being paid.

Both letters must be dated within the last 12 months.

Visitor scratchcards

If you are applying for visitor scratchcards for the first time, please provide two proofs of residency showing your name and address in the residents parking zone (if you are a student you can provide a current signed Tenancy Agreement and also a letter from your university/college in Leicester if no other documents are available. This can be obtained from a Student Administration Support Office):

  • Less than 3 months old - utility bill, telephone bill, payslip, bank statement.
  • Less than 12 months old - council tax bill, benefits notification letter.
  • Current - driving licence, signed tenancy agreement.

New residents moving into a residents parking zone can purchase 5 visitor scratchcards by providing one proof of residency (instead of two). Please provide one of the following:

  • Tenancy Agreement
  • Mortgage statement
  • Solicitor property sale confirmation letter.

Visitor smartcard

If you are applying for a smartcard for the first time, please provide two proofs of residency showing your name and address in the residents parking zone (if you are a student you can provide a current signed Tenancy Agreement and also a letter from your university/college in Leicester if no other documents are available. This can be obtained from a Student Administration Support Office):

  • Less than 3 months old - utility bill, telephone bill, payslip, bank statement.
  • Less than 12 months old - council tax bill, benefits notification letter.
  • Current - driving licence, signed tenancy agreement.

Business permit with a vehicle registration number (VRN) printed on the permit

If you are applying for a business permit with VRN for the first time, please provide proof of business address, proof of connection to the business and proof of vehicle ownership: 

Proof of business address

Please provide one of the following documents, showing a business name and address in the residents parking zone:

  • Less than 3 months old - utility bill, telephone bill, bank statement
  • Less than 12 months old - business rates bill, schedule of buildings or contents insurance cover. 

Proof of connection to the business

Please provide one of the following documents, showing an applicant’s name and a business name:

  • Less than 3 months old - utility bill, telephone bill, bank statement, wage slip
  • Less than 12 months old - business rates bill.

Proof of vehicle ownership

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

  • DVLA registration certificate V5C;
  • Insurance document showing your name as the main policy holder or named driver
  • Hire agreement
  • For company vehicles - letter on company's headed paper stating that the vehicle is used for the business and a copy of the company's motor insurance certificate. 

Change of vehicle

Please provide proof of ownership for the new vehicle. You will also need to return your old permit to us.

Business permit without a vehicle registration number (VRN) printed on the permit

If you are applying for a business permit without VRN for the first time, please provide proof of business address (see above).

Maintenance permits

If you are applying for permits for the first time, please provide the following proofs. 

If you are a landlord, please provide proof of property ownership from the list below. The details must show your name and address in the residents parking zone that you are applying for:

  • Mortgage statement (current financial year)
  • Title deed. 

If you are an estate agent, please provide proof of managing the property, e.g. a contract with a landlord. 

If you are a business or religious/charitable organisation, please provide proof of business address, showing the business/charity name and address in the residents parking zone:

  • Less than 3 months old - utility bill, telephone bill, bank statement
  • Less than 12 months old - business rates bill, schedule of buildings or contents insurance cover. 

Contractor permits

For day and weekly contractor permits please provide proof of work showing location and dates of work, e.g. schedule of work or contract of work for the time period the permit is required.

For 6 or 12 months contractor permit please provide proof of business address and proofs of vehicle ownership. See below.

Proof of business address

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

  • Less than 3 months old - utility bill, telephone bill, bank statement
  • Less than 12 months old - business rates bill, schedule of buildings or contents insurance cover. 

Proofs of vehicle ownership

Please provide proof of ownership for each vehicle:

  • Company’s motor insurance certificate showing business name
  • DVLA registration certificate V5C showing applicants name/business name and vehicle registration number
  • Insurance document showing applicants name/business name and vehicle registration number
  • Hire agreement showing applicants name/business name and vehicle registration number