Permit parking schemes were introduced to address commuter parking problems, improve road safety and provide residents and businesses of Eligible Properties and zones (pdf) with some priority in parking their cars or cars for legitimate visitors as close as possible to their properties. Permit schemes have been successful and well received by local residents to help address long standing parking problems.
In large permit zones, signs are placed at the entrance to the zone to inform motorists they are entering an area where a permit is required to park during the times indicated on the signage (or at all times if no time bands are stated). Signs will also indicate where a permit zone ends. In other areas, signage is placed at regular intervals adjacent to parking bays to confirm the restriction in place in the area. There can be a mixture of bays within a permit scheme to cater for different motorist needs – such as loading bays; disabled bays or maximum stay bays, so please check the signage to ensure your vehicle has an exemption to park in a particular bay.
A permit does not guarantee the permit holder a space outside their property on the public highway but provides exemption from the parking permit restrictions in their street and any adjoining streets and other streets within the same permit zone. The exemption only applies if the valid permit is clearly displayed in the vehicle during the restricted hours as advised by the signage in the area. Permit scheme restrictions apply on Bank Holidays.
A valid blue badge correctly displayed on a vehicle being used by the badge holder does provide exemption from permit scheme restrictions.
Any vehicle not displaying an appropriate permit within the restricted time periods will be issued with a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN).
A permit does not allow a motorist to park in any other residential permit schemes throughout the city or in off-street car parks (unless the tariff board in the car park confirms that the car park is part of a resident permit parking scheme) and does not provide exemption from a 'No Waiting' restriction (marked by single and double yellow lines).
A permit runs for 12 months and has the expiry date printed on it.
Applicants should give a minimum of 14 days notice when submitting applications.
If you want to report a vehicle parked within a scheme that is not displaying a valid permit, please contact the Enforcement Office on 0191 277 2739.
Are there any changes to permit parking schemes during the lockdown period for COVID 19?
Due to the current COVID 19 restrictions the majority of the permit team staff are working remotely from home, so we have limited coverage for incoming telephone calls during this period, but will respond to queries by email to email@example.com
Permit holders should renew their permit in the normal way and once we are able to determine the full extent of the Government lockdown (which commenced on 23 March 2020) this period will be added to your next permit renewal. The current estimate is that all permits will be renewed for 58 weeks instead of the normal 52 weeks.
This includes permit types that are eligible in permit parking schemes such as resident; visitor; business; charity; landlord and tradesmen. The extension will also apply to city centre resident permit holders.
If you are having any difficulties in renewing your permit or are in lockdown and do not currently have a permit please email firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our team will be able to assist you.
How to apply and what types of permits are available that provide a parking exemption in a permit parking scheme?
Please select the type of parking permit you wish to apply for from the list below, which will provide you with more information about that permit type and how to submit an application.
- Resident Permits
- Visitor Permits
- Landlord Permits
- Business Permits
- Charity Permits
- Public Sector Permits
- Temporary Tradesman Permits
- Tradesman Annual Permits
- Supplementary Scratchcards - Residents
- Supplementary Scratchcards - Tradesmen
- Supplementary Scratchcards - Landlords
- Supplementary Scratchcards - Businesses
How to pay
Please do not send payment with an application. We will process the application form, confirm the necessary supporting proof has been submitted and send you an offer of a permit with the price to be paid.
Once you have received an offer you can make payment via any of the following options:
- Online quoting the reference number from the offer letter.
- Send a cheque/postal order made payable to "Newcastle City Council". Please include the permit offer number and your address on the reverse of your cheque/postal order.
- Please call 0191 278 7878 and quote “parking permit”. The payment line opening times are 8am-6pm Monday to Thursday and 8am-4.30pm on a Friday.
All permits will be posted to the address on the application form where the permit is valid for. If you have not received your permit within 7 days, please phone Parking Services on 0191 278 7878 and quote “parking permit” when prompted or email email@example.com.
How to renew a permit?
Renewal reminders are issued approximately one month before a permit is due to expire. If there is no change to the vehicle quoted on the permit, you do not need to submit supporting documents again. Please note that if you fail to renew your permit within 14 days of the expiry date, you will be required to re-submit a new application.
What do I do if I change my vehicle?
The permit with your old vehicle registration number will not be valid for your new vehicle (unless you have retained the same number plate). The permit holder will need to complete an online request to amend the vehicle registration and will need to upload documents to establish proof of vehicle ownership.
There is an administration charge of £10.00 for amending the vehicle registration details on a parking permit. If you apply online, your application will be assessed and if it is approved you will be sent an email confirming this with a link to make an online payment. Once payment has been received you can print the receipt for initial coverage, until the permit is received via the post to the address you applied for.
Apply online for a change of vehicle registration – Online Form
What do I do if my permit is lost or stolen?
We require written notification from the actual permit holder that the permit has been lost or stolen, together with payment of an administrative charge of £10.00. If you apply online, your application will be assessed and if it is approved you will be sent an email confirming this with a link to make an online payment. Once payment has been received you can print the receipt for initial coverage, until the new permit is received via the post to the address you applied for.
Apply online for a replacement permit – Online Form
What do I do if I no longer need my permit?
If you move house or your situation changes and you no longer need the permit, the permit should be returned to Newcastle Parking Services, P.O. Box 2BL, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE99 2BL by recorded delivery/Royal Mail signed for. This provides proof of posting and receipt. Permits returned within 14 days of issue will be entitled to a full refund. Under the terms of the City of Newcastle upon Tyne (On Street Parking Places) Order 2009 permits returned after 14 days, but with more than 6 months coverage remaining will be eligible for a 50% refund of the amount paid for the permit, minus a £10 administrative charge. Permits with less than 6 months coverage will not be eligible for a refund.
The permit is not transferable to other users or for the permit holder at a new address, so continued use would be classified as misuse leading to the revocation of the permit and the possible issue of Penalty Charge Notices.
Are there any other types of permits that are available?
A range of permits are also available for residents and businesses within the city centre, as well as for regular users of the Council operated off-street car parks. These permits operate differently from permit schemes and are valid for use in pay and display bays only in the designated area. Details of how these permits operate and the different Terms and Conditions that apply can be found by clicking on the links below.
- Season Tickets
- City Park Permits
- City Centre Resident Permits
- City Centre Business Pay and Display Permits
Data Protection Information
Personal data will be collected in order to process your application for a permit in line with the terms and conditions of use.
Your personal data may be collected, processed, shared and retained in order to carry out the performance of a public task and fulfil our legal obligations in the following ways:
- To establish eligibility for a permit.
- To support enforcement of the parking permit scheme restrictions.
- Shared with the police or security organisations to prevent or detect crime.
Your Data Rights
In relation to the personal data which we may hold about you, you have the right to request to:
Be informed, have access or rectify incorrect information. You also have the right to object to or restrict our processing of your data.
Under Data Protection law we must verify your identity and explain to you our reasons if we do not agree to carry out your request.
Contact and Further Information for Data Protection queries only
You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office at www.ICO.org.uk.
Pages in this area
- Business Parking Permits
- Charity Parking Permits
- City Centre Business Pay and Display Permits
- City Centre Resident Permits
- Citypark Car Park Permits
- Landlord Parking Permits
- Parking Permit Payments
- Public Sector Parking Permits
- Resident Parking Permits
- Season Tickets for Parking
- Supplementary Parking Scratchcards for Businesses
- Supplementary Parking Scratchcards for Landlords
- Supplementary Parking Scratchcards for Residents
- Supplementary Parking Scratchcards for Tradesmen
- Temporary Parking Permits for Tradesmen
- Tradesman Annual Parking Permits
- Visitor Parking Permits