A visitor parking permit allows your visitors to park in a resident parking bay during your scheme area's operational hours.
Each resident parking scheme has different operational hours.
- We limit visitor permits to 20 per resident per year
- Each visitor permit is valid for five visits of up to one day in duration
- Visitor permits are valid for one year from date of purchase
- Visitor permits are specific to the scheme area you apply for
- We don't refund or exchange unused or expired visitor permits
- This permit doesn't reserve or guarantee the availability of a parking space
Who can apply for a Cambridge visitor parking permit
If you are a resident of a Cambridge Resident Parking Scheme, you can apply for a visitor parking permit online. Residents don't need to hold a valid resident parking permit or own a vehicle to apply for a visitor parking permit.
Cost of permit
Visitor parking permits cost £13 each.
Apply for a Cambridge visitor parking permit
When you apply, you need to pay and provide proof that you live at the property. We accept a scanned image or readable photograph of either of the following:
- Your full UK driving licence showing the address of the property you are applying for
- A tenancy agreement (for at least six months) showing your name and the address of the property you are applying for
If you don't have either of the above, we accept:
- A utility bill
- A bank statement
- A deed of conveyance
These documents must show your name and the address of the property you are applying for.
By completing our online form, you agree to our general terms and conditions.
After we have approved your application, we print permits on secure stationery and post them to you. Please allow five working days from the date of application to receive your permit.
On each visit, your visitor must enter the vehicle registration number and the date clearly on the permit in ink.
Altered, amended or overwritten permits may result in the issue of a Penalty Charge Notice.
You must display permits on the inside of the vehicle windscreen during a scheme's operational hours so that Civil Enforcement Officers can easily see the details. Failure to do so may result in the issue of a Penalty Charge Notice.
Resident parking areas
- Within all schemes, parking bays are marked and signs located next to those bays
- Only vehicles displaying a valid permit can park in these areas during that scheme's operational hours
- A permit doesn't reserve or guarantee the availability of a parking space.
- The permits are specific to the scheme area you apply for
Your scheme area may include:
- Resident parking bays - if you are a resident, you may park for as long as you want when displaying a valid permit.
- Shared / joint use bays - these provide short-stay, non-permit parking for people using local facilities. The waiting limit doesn't apply to permit holders.
- Pay and display bays - these provide short-stay, non-permit parking for people using local facilities. You need to purchase and display a valid ticket or use the cashless parking option. Follow on-site instructions.
If your address is not currently active on our system, please email the Parking Permits Team at email@example.com.
You can obtain a paper application form by contacting the Parking Permits Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your parking permit is lost or stolen, you need to inform the Parking Permits Team by emailing email@example.com and we will send a replacement.
Permits are not required on a bank holiday.
Policy, terms and conditions
- View maps of Resident Parking Scheme areas on our My Cambridgeshire Maps website
- Cambridge Resident Parking Schemes - general terms and conditions
- Resident Parking Scheme Policy
You can contact us by:
- Online enquiries form (please select the 'Parking' category)
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone 01223 727 900 - open Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm
- Write to us at the following address:
Cambridge Parking Permits
Cambridgeshire County Council
PO Box 121