Resident visitor permits
Residents of our Controlled Parking Zones (CPZs) have exclusive access to resident visitor permits. These short stay permits are sold in periods of either one hour (60p) or one day (between £1.20 and £4.50 depending on the duration of restrictions in your CPZ). They may only be used by those visiting your property in vehicles under 1.83 metre in width and under 3 metres in height.
These permits are valid in parking spaces where the sign says "permit holders" may park. The CPZ in which you may use resident visitor permits is determined by your address.
To buy resident visitor permits you will need a PayByPhone account. Using your account, you can apply for access to these permits by selecting "permits" from the options tab. It takes just a couple of minutes to open an account and purchase a permit. This can be done by phone, computer or, easiest of all, the mobile phone app.
If you get stuck, read our guide to booking a resident visitor permit.
Resident visitor vouchers
It is currently possible for residents to purchase resident visitor vouchers. These do the same thing and cost the same as resident visitor permits - but are sold as paper scratch cards. Please allow 10 days for delivery. However, please be aware that we are in the process of phasing out the paper form of visitor voucher; residents are strongly encouraged to use PayByPhone.