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Resident parking schemes and permits

Apply for or renew a permit

There are 2 ways you can apply for a resident, visitor or business permit or renew your existing resident permit:

Email: complete and attach your completed form and send it, along with the necessary documentation, to The relevant forms can be found in the Top Tasks section on this page. Please note that you will need to email us using your own email account. 

Post: complete and return your completed form, along with the necessary documentation, to Parking Services, PO BOX 139, Leeds, LS9 1AA. The relevant forms can be found in the Top Tasks section on this page.

To assist with your application, or for other permit enquiries, please read the information provided on this page.

For more information on permits for low emission vehicles please see the related pages section.

Resident permits

When applying for a resident permit we will require proof of your address and will accept a recent (within 3 months) tenancy agreement, gas, electric or telephone bill (with name and address on), or a rent book. Photocopies are acceptable.

We also need a document that provides proof of vehicle ownership. It needs to state both the vehicle registration and the owners name and address. An example of this would be the vehicle registration document (log book) or the vehicle insurance document. Photocopies are acceptable. If you are a student, you can apply for a resident permit even if your vehicle is registered to your permanent home address provided that proof of residency at your Leeds address is supplied. For residents who have a temporary or short term tenancy and letting agreement further information can be found in the Documents section on this page.

Residents permits are only valid for use on the vehicle for which they are issued, however, if you change your vehicle and keep your number plate then the permit will remain valid. Residents permits should be returned if the vehicle is sold or disposed of with the number plate (VRM).

There is no charge for a resident permit.

Return your permit

If you need to return a permit, please send it to:

Parking Services
PO BOX 139

View resident permit parking zones and bays online

You can use TraffWeb to find out where permit parking zones and bays are located in Leeds.

Visitors’ permits

Visitors’ permits are issued to a specific property and not to a particular vehicle. They are to be used when a person visiting you needs to park their vehicle. Please retrieve your visitors' permit when your visitor leaves. Only one visitors’ permit is allowed per household and can only be used for visitors to your property. If it used for any other reason, a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) may be issued. The permit facility may be withdrawn if permits are found to have been misused.

There is no charge for a visitors' permit.

On occasions when more than one visitor is due to attend your property and is required to park within your zone, please read the document called Multiple visitors in the Document section on this page.

Business permits

Business permits are only given to authorised businesses in a permit zone. They are limited to a maximum of three per business and cost £75 each per year. Cheques or postal orders should be made payable to Leeds City Council. Business permits can be used to park in permit holder spaces within the zone stated on the permit.

Please enclose one of the following – a recent (within 3 months) tenancy, leasehold or mortgage agreement or a Business Rate Account (with business name and address on). Photocopies are acceptable.

NHS permit scheme

Leeds City Council operates a scheme that allows organisations within the NHS to apply for permits that can be used by health care professionals providing an essential service to patients within the residents permit zones and allows certain concessions on parking restrictions within the city centre controlled parking zone.

Please contact Parking Services for further information. Our details are in the Contact us section on this page.

Landlord permits

Landlords who are part of the Leeds Landlords' Accreditation Scheme (LLAS) can apply for permits to use when visiting properties they own or manage that are located within the residents permit zones.

If you are a member of the LLAS please contact Parking Services for further information. Our details are in the Contact us section on this page.

Permit renewals

If you have previously provided the necessary documentation, please tick the ‘Previously Provided’ boxes. Please enter your vehicle registration if you need a residents permit.

If you have changed your vehicle then please provide proof of vehicle ownership documents as described in the section about resident permits.

Report a stolen or lost permit

You will need to contact Parking Services telling us what has happened. Our details are in the Contact us section on this page. If you have lost your permit or it has been stolen and you can’t provide a crime reference number then there will be a £10 charge. This can be made by cheque or postal order made payable to Leeds City Council.

Timescales for issuing permits

We aim to issue permits within 5 days of receipt. Permits will be posted to the address the permit relates to. If you have not heard anything about your application after 10 days, please contact Parking Services. Our details are in the Contact us section on this page.

Use of permits

Permits should be displayed in your nearside front windscreen so that a parking attendant can see the details. It is the responsibility of the resident and/or their visitor/s to ensure that they display a valid permit. Failure to do so may result in the issue of a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN).

You can only use it in the parking area shown on the permit and it does not guarantee that a parking space will be available. Permits are only valid until the expiry date and must not be used after that date.

Please note:

  • you cannot transfer permits between zones
  • permits remain the property of Leeds City Council and you must give them back if you move or if we ask you to
  • if you misuse your permit we may take it from you

We are required by law to protect the public funds we administer. We may share information provided to us with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds in order to prevent and detect fraud.

If you have any enquiries about permit applications, parking issues or parking enforcement please contact Parking Services using the details provided in the Contact us section on this page.

Design, layout or restrictions

Any enquiries regarding the design, layout or restrictions within the zones should be referred to Highways Services:

Telephone: 0113 222 4407 (Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm)

Considering a Residents' Parking Scheme?

If you're considering a Residents' Permit Parking Scheme (RPPS) as a potential solution to parking problems, please read the Residents' Permit Parking Scheme document which can be found in the Documents section on this page.

Find out where permit parking zones and bays are currently located in Leeds using TraffWeb​​​​​​​​​

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