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Get a parking permit

A parking permit scheme is in operation in some residential streets in Leicester. A residents parking permit costs £25 and lasts for 12 months. Applications for residents permits can be made online.

Where are the permit zones?

You can download a list of eligible addresses at the bottom of the page. Explanatory notes can also be downloaded.

Other types of permit 

Each household can apply for one annual visitor permit. The cost of the permit is £30. It is issued free of charge to residents of the state pension age and residents requiring regular carer attendance.

You can also buy up to 30 visitor parking permits (scratchcards) per month at a cost of £2 per permit. Residents of Highfields South (zone E) and Westcotes (zone F) can also obtain visitor permits from pay and display machines by using a smartcard.

Business permits and maintenance permits are also available. Explanatory notes for these permits can be downloaded at the bottom of the page.

Applications for all above permits can be made online, using the quick link above.

Contractor permits (parking in pay-and-display bays and residents' parking bays only)

Day, weekly, 6 or 12 months permits are available for contractor vans and estate cars, which are liveried or display an A4 laminated company sign on the dashboard. Permits are valid Monday to Friday only and the following costs apply:

  • Day permits – £20 each
  • Weekly permits – £100 per week (Monday to Friday)
  • 6 months permits – £1,500
  • 12 months permits – £2,000.

Permits are only available online. Please use the quick link above to apply. Please submit your application at least ten working days in advance.

For further information please download ‘Explanatory notes – contractor parking permits’ attached below. 

Dispensation and suspension of bays

In certain circumstances where there are no alternatives, you can request the dispensation of some parking regulations. Some parking bays may also be suspended for sole use. Charges apply. For further information please email us

Important: Changes to parking permit rules and charges

We are introducing changes to parking permit rules and charges. Please see the documents, ‘More information on changes to permit rules and charges’ and ‘FAQs - new parking permit rules and charges’ in attachments below. 

The new permit rules for residents permits, visitor permits and smartcards were introduced on 9 July 2018. The new rules for business and maintenance permits were introduced on 17 September 2018.

Contact us

If you have any questions with regards to permits, please refer to the FAQs attached below.

For further questions on permits, please email us.
If you are having any issues accessing documents on this page, please send us an email.