The first resident permit is £30 per annum to qualifying residents - charges also apply for the second permit and third permit if approved (see permit costs below). Please note the new charge for third and subsequent permits which came into effect for permits with a start date from 1 January 2017.
To check that you qualify and to register your vehicle, we need to see the following documents:
- proof of your address - such as a valid tenancy agreement or solicitor’s letter confirming purchase, a Council Tax bill, driving licence or utility bill dated within the last three months
- vehicle registration documents - including page 2 (from section 4 'vehicle details' to section 8 'declaration'). For a full permit, the vehicle registration document must be in your name and include the permit address - you can be issued with a temporary, six-week permit if it is an old address or a new keeper supplement.
How to apply
Please apply online at parkingpermits.portsmouth.gov.uk - you will need to scan or photograph, then upload a copy of your vehicle registration document. Proof of address and payment will also be required. Your permit will then be printed and posted to you.
You can buy visitor parking scratchcards for any visitors including workmen, by producing proof of address, in the form of a utility bill dated in the last three months, along with photo ID, such as a photocard driving licence (this can also serve as proof of address).
Your application will be for the parking zone your address falls in. Please allow seven days for a new permit to be issued. It is sensible not to wait until the permit has expired before renewing it, and to have visitor scratchcards (see below) available to cover your vehicle until the permit has been received.
The full permit is not automatically sent to you - we need to see the full vehicle registration document in your name at the address within the zone first. We must always see proof of address for either resident or visitor permits. When this is provided, the full permit will be issued, valid for the remainder of the 12 months.
For the six-week temporary permit, we need to see either the new keeper’s supplement, insurance documents or vehicle registration document with another address. Temporary permits are only issued after you've paid for your resident permit (see costs below), and on the basis that the vehicle will be registered in your name and to an address within the zone.
We can accept payment by cash, cheque or card at the Civic Offices or cheque by post - we can phone you and take a card payment if you have emailed images of your documents. Please note if you use a credit card to pay, this will incur a fee.
All permits and business permits have a cost attached:
|Cost per year||First permit ||Second permit||Third and subsequent permits|
£510 (where space allows)