Factsheet: Residents' parking permits

Terms and conditions

  1. You must be a resident of the property to hold a resident’s permit. Parking permits are issued at our discretion, remain the property of DCC and can be withdrawn or cancelled with notice at any time if these terms and conditions are not met.
  2. Resident zone permits may only be used by the named person it is issued to, who can provide upon demand evidence of ownership or tenancy of the address, along with evidence of car ownership or permitted use of the registration number stated on the permit.
  3. You should not be using more than one active permit at any time. The Council may consider the oldest permit invalidated by the most recently issued permit and issue a Penalty Charge Notice.
  4. Business permits can’t be used primarily for commuting purposes. The vehicle must also be used on a regular basis for business activities, e.g. routine daily deliveries.
  5. Any person making a false statement for the purpose of obtaining a residential zone parking permit shall be guilty of an offence (Section 115 (2) Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984).
  6. The permit does not guarantee a parking space outside the property. The vehicle is only permitted to park on a road in the area or zone indicated on the permit.
  7. Parking permits must be displayed in the front windscreen of the vehicle so that all the printed details can be clearly seen and read by a civil enforcement officer or police officer when parked. Failure to clearly display a valid permit will result in a Penalty Charge Notice being served.
  8. Altering or changing a permit will render it invalid and it will be considered as invalid if used in any other vehicle other than that specified on the front of the permit.
  9. All permits are non-transferrable. It is your responsibility to inform the Council of any changes of address, or changes to car registration details as soon as possible so the permit can be updated or cancelled. No refunds will be given for part used, damaged or invalidated permits.
  10. It is the driver’s responsibility to ensure that the vehicle is parked safely and wholly within the confines of a marked parking place. The vehicle should not be parked wholly or partly on a footpath or verge, or in a hazardous manner.
  11. The vehicle must be moved on the instructions of a police officer, traffic warden, council officer or utility company contractor in pursuit of their duties.
  12. All vehicles must have a valid MOT, insurance certificate and Road Fund Licence to use a resident’s parking permit in an on-street parking place.
  13. We reserve the right not to issue parking permits where the vehicle or person involved has unresolved or unpaid Penalty Charge Notices (parking tickets).
  14. Devon County Council (DCC) will act as a ‘data controller’ for any personal data that you provide to us. As such, we will ensure that the data given us is processed in line with our organisation’s data protection policies and in line with your rights under the Data Protection Act 2017 and the EU General Data Protection Regulations. We will not pass your personal information to external individuals or organisations unless there is a legal obligation to do so. To find out more about how DCC will use your personal data, you can read our Parking services privacy notice.