Resident Parking

Resident parking

To apply, please visit Devon Permits

Resident Parking schemes are used to deal with problem areas rather than individual streets, but cannot always guarantee access to a parking space outside or close to your home. The demand for parking spaces increasingly exceeds supply, but residents only permits are an effective way of helping manage parking in these areas.

A valid permit must be displayed at all times when parked in a resident only bay or zone. Failure to display your permit clearly may result in a Penalty Charge Notice being served.

Resident parking permits are usually only issued to the full time residents of the address requested, for a vehicle that is also registered to that address. Second home owners may be required to supply supplementary evidence of eligibility.

Most single flats /houses are eligible for 2 resident’s permits, and 2 books of 30 visitor permits per year. For those residents who rely on daily visits from family to provide them with essential care and support, an essential visitor permit can be made available.

A property re-developed or converted, or any new build added after the introduction of a permit scheme does not automatically qualify for parking permits. You should not assume that every property on a road with resident parking spaces outside will mean you can have a parking permit. Check with the existing resident if they hold a permit or call 0345 155 1004 if in doubt.

Permits are linked by address and are not transferable. You must inform the Council if you move addresses to have a permit cancelled. You should not hold more than 1 active resident’s permit at any time.

Please contact 0345 155 1073 to notify the Council if you change your vehicle details. We will replace any active permit free of charge with an updated permit showing new registration number details.

Permits can only be purchased or renewed online, and are delivered via Royal Mail. Permits cannot be obtained by visiting local Council Offices. Applicants should allow 3 working days for delivery, and should not park in a residents bay until the permit is displayed

If renewing an existing permit, please ensure that you allow sufficient time before the expiry date of that permit to receive your new permit. Failure to do so may result in the issue of a Penalty Charge Notice.

Permits are issued at the discretion of the Council and remain the property of the Council. The Council reserves the right to request proof of residency, e.g. utility bill in the permit holders name and to view the vehicles V5 document to confirm it is registered to the permit holder.

The Council reserves the right to withdraw or cancel a permit at any time, with notification given to the permit holder. Once issued, Permits are non refundable.

For further information on residents’ parking see Appendices A + B image - PDF icon (746KB - pdf help) of the articles within the current Civil Parking Enforcement Traffic Regulation Order or contact:

Highways and Traffic Management
PO Box 494
Newton Abbot TQ12 9GL
Tel: 0345 155 1004

For those without internet access, internet facilities are available free of charge in all Devon County Council libraries. Alternatively, people can apply by telephone by calling the MyDevon Customer Service Centre on 0345 155 1073.

New Schemes

Information on the proposed zones in

  • No new schemes planned at this time.

To view maps illustrating current waiting and parking restrictions see Current Waiting and Parking restrictions - Traffweb