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Parking permits

All of our residential parking permits and  trade persons permits, also known as dispensations can be bought online.

Buy or renew parking permits

Prior to applying for your permit please read our Residents’ parking permits factsheet page for information about why zones are used and how they work.  Also, information on:

Residents’ parking

Resident permit numbers are limited. Usually no more than 2 permits are allowed and not all addresses will qualify. A permit does not guarantee you a parking space but does help manage parking for people living in those areas and improve accessibility to a space for most residents.

Residents’ parking schemes are used in areas where there is more demand than spaces.

Visitors’ permits

You can purchase a book of 30 visitors’ permits for £30.00 (dependent on your location, restrictions apply). These can only be used by visitors to the address to which they were issued. They are not transferrable and cannot be sold on to anyone else.

Essential visitors

One essential visitor permit is available to most addresses for any full time resident who is reliant on family or friends for regular support which enables them to continue to live independently in their own home.  Typically these permits are issued to those with ongoing medical conditions,  the elderly with infirmities, or those with a disability, with or without a Blue Badge.

The permit is issued to the resident for them to give out to those visiting them to provide care or support to place in their vehicle for the duration of their visit.   The permit should be handed back to the resident for reuse when the care provider has finished their visit and is ready to leave.

This permit may also be issued to parents with children below school age who rely on another family member to provide childcare whilst the parent is at work.

Care workers and medical staff have their own permit to display when visiting a patient or client’s home, but can use this permit too if visiting you.

Business permits

Business permits may be provided for vehicles necessary for the day to day operation of a business based within the area of a residents parking scheme or zone, for example, a florist or sandwich delivery vans. They are not to be used by owners, managers or staff  to commute to and park near the business address.

  • Maximum of three permits per business.
  • First permit £30 – second permit £75 – third permit £150.
  • Registered charities can obtain business permits at £30 each.
  • Supported Living residential addresses may also qualify for business permits at the lowest charged business permit price.

Work permits for contractors, landlords or property owners, agents

Contractor or Trade permits (dispensations) allow the holder to park on street in restricted areas across Devon.   These permits are not valid in Torbay or Plymouth as they operate their own similar schemes.

Our trade permits and waivers are available daily or weekly and are usually used to carry out work at a property where it is essential to do that job to have a works vehicle parked close to the property.  They should not be used to just get you to the worksite and home again later.

Professional removal vans are exempt, so don’t need a permit to park on yellow lines for loading and unloading, unless there is a prohibition of loading in place indicated by yellow kerb markings and in operation at the times you need to be working.

For more information on exemptions, how to register and apply please see Contractor Permits and Waivers scheme.

Report misuse of residents’ permits

If you suspect that a permit is being misused we want to hear from you. Please use our online form to tell us more about your concerns and we will investigate.

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