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Applying for a permit for the first time or renewing your permit

First time permit applications can be made by using the online service below. Please ensure that you have a scanned image or a readable photograph of the following documents:

  1. The vehicle’s insurance certificate showing you as the main insured driver (If it is a company car with fleet insurance, then a letter from the company on headed paper stating that you are the main user of the vehicle will be acceptable)
  2. Proof that you live at the property, For this we accept your driving licence as long as it shows the address of the property you are applying for, or a tenancy agreement for the property in your name (If you have neither of these then we will accept a utility bill, bank statement, deed of conveyance as long as they are addressed to you at this address. You then have 3 months to supply us with the correct documentation and if this isn’t received then the permit will be cancelled and parking tickets issued).
  3. If your vehicle has emissions of less than 75gkms you are entitled to a 20% discount of the full cost of a resident permit. You will need to supply your V5C (logbook) document for the vehicle.

Apply for a permit or renew your permit online

Visitor permits are £12 and one visitor permit will cover five visits. They can be used on any day within one year from purchase. Each zone has differing hours of operation so please check the leaflets below or road signage for days they are required.

Apply for a visitors permit

Renewing a parking permit

  • Residents parking permits are valid for one year from the date of issue.
  • You will receive a renewal notice letter or email to advise when the current permit is due to expire and instructions on how to renew your permit.
  • On receipt of your letter, or up to 28 days before your permit expires, you can renew and pay for your permit using the online service
  • All permits are printed on secure stationary and will be posted. Please allow 5 working days from the date of application to receive your permit.

Additionally applications can be downloaded below and sent by post to the address:
Cambridge Parking Permits,
Cambridgeshire County Council,
PO Box 121
CB1 2WW

Resident Permit Application Form

Size: 52.17 KB File format: docx

Visitors' Application form

Size: 150.84 KB File format: docx

You can also apply for a parking permit or renew your parking permit at the Parking services desk located on the 3rd Floor of the Central Library, Lion Yard, Grand Arcade, Cambridge, CB2 3QD. The desk is open from 9.30am to 4.30pm on a Monday and Friday (excluding bank holidays).

You will need to bring the following required documents with you:

1) Applying for a permit for the first time or renewing your permit
  1. The vehicle's insurance certificate showing you as the main insured driver (If it is a company car with fleet insurance, then a letter from the company on headed paper stating that you are the main user of the vehicle will be acceptable).
  2. Proof that you live at the property, For this we accept your driving licence as long as it shows the address of the property you are applying for, or a tenancy agreement for the property in your name (If you have neither of these then we will accept a utility bill, bank statement, deed of conveyance as long as they are addressed to you at this address. You then have 3 months to supply us with the correct documentation and if this isn't received then the permit will be cancelled and parking tickets issued.
  3. If your vehicle has emissions of less than 75gkms you are entitled to a 20% discount of the full cost of a resident permit. You will need to supply your V5C (logbook) document for the vehicle.
2) Applying for a visitor permit.
  1. Proof that you live at the property, For this we accept your driving licence as long as it shows the address of the property you are applying for, or a tenancy agreement for the property in your name (If you have neither of these then we will accept a utility bill, bank statement, deed of conveyance as long as they are addressed to you at this address.

Challenges or payments for Penalty Charge Notices (PCN) will not be considered at the Parking Permits desk. Please follow the instructions on the reverse of the Penalty Charge Notice, or see our parking tickets and appeals page.

Can't find your address?

If your address isn’t currently active on our system, please download the visitors' parking permit application form above and complete and return it with the correct fee and relevant documents by post to the Cambridgeshire Parking Permits address stated above.

Apply for a tradesperson permit

To apply for a tradesperson permit you will need to show there is a clear operational need for your vehicle to park in the resident permit area.  Tradesperson permits can be purchased by the homeowner or contractor. The tradesperson permit is only valid within the residental permit scheme that you are applying for.

Application for tradesperson permit

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Business permits

A business that is within a resident's parking scheme and has no off-street parking can apply for permits to allow up to three vehicles to park on street. Due to on street parking demand by residents, business permits will not be issued for Brunswick, Kite, Park or Regent areas.

There is strict eligibility criteria in place for business permits so please contact [email protected] to find out if your business is eligible before filling out the application form below.

Business permit application form

Size: 113.63 KB File format: docx

Medical visitors' parking permits

Any resident who is elderly and/or infirm and requires regular visits from relatives or services on medical grounds may apply for visitors' permits free of charge.

Application for free medical permits

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Your doctor will need to assess your infirmity or lack of mobility and provide an estimate of the number and frequency of official visits required.

If you have previously received medical visitor permits, you can order more by calling 01223 727900 or emailing [email protected].

A dispensation form for health care workers is also available for download. 

Health worker dispensation application form

Size: 40.39 KB File format: pdf

About the parking scheme

Residents parking schemes exist to alleviate parking problems by creating on-street parking that can only be used by vehicles with a valid permit at certain times.

Normally, residents within a scheme will qualify for a resident's permit (a resident is classed as a person who lives on a street covered by the parking scheme). However, certain properties may not be eligible for residents' parking permits because they have been modified after the scheme was introduced.

A permit does not guarantee that a parking space will be available and bays are not assigned to individual properties. A permit does not allow you to park in nearby pay and display bays without paying the normal charges that apply.

For further information, please see our Resident Parking Scheme Policy document below.

Residents' Parking Scheme Policy

Size: 310.19 KB File format: pdf

Cambridge Parking Strategy Review report

Steer Davies Gleave 2017

Size: 728.49 KB File format: pdf

You will find a leaflet for each residents' parking scheme below:

Residents' Parking Guide Accordia Area

Size: 116.28 KB File format: pdf

Residents' Parking Guide Benson Area

Size: 109.40 KB File format: pdf

Residents' Parking Guide Brunswick Area

Size: 109.15 KB File format: pdf

Residents' Parking Guide Castle Area

Size: 117.39 KB File format: pdf

Residents' Parking Guide De Freville Area

Size: 110.24 KB File format: pdf

Residents' Parking Guide Guest Area

Size: 115.93 KB File format: pdf

Residents' Parking Guide Kite Area

Size: 110.07 KB File format: pdf

Residents' Parking Guide Morley Area

Size: 117.57 KB File format: pdf

Residents' Parking Guide Newtown Area

Size: 116.61 KB File format: pdf

Residents' Parking Guide Park Area

Size: 108.57 KB File format: pdf

Residents' Parking Guide Petersfield Area

Size: 117.07 KB File format: pdf

Residents' Parking Guide Regent Area

Size: 82.18 KB File format: pdf

Residents' Parking Guide Riverside Area

Size: 108.88 KB File format: pdf

Residents' Parking Guide Shaftesbury Area

Size: 108.97 KB File format: pdf

Residents' Parking Guide Silverwood Close

Size: 107.75 KB File format: pdf

Residents' Parking Guide Staffordshire Area

Size: 116.29 KB File format: pdf

Residents' Parking Guide Tenison Area

Size: 110.95 KB File format: pdf

Residents' Parking Guide West Cambridge Area

Size: 109.01 KB File format: pdf

If you have any questions

We can be contacted by phone on 01223 727900 or by email to [email protected]

Postal address: Cambridge Parking Permits
Cambridgeshire County Council
PO Box 121
CB1 2WW

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