Apply for or renew a permit
The quickest and easiest way to apply for or renew a resident, business, visitor, NHS, accredited landlord or low emission vehicle parking permit is online.
If you are unable to apply for or renew a permit online, use the relevant form below and return, along with necessary documentation, to Parking Services, PO Box 139, Leeds, LS9 1AA.
Apply for a parking permit (Word 122KB).
Renew a parking permit (Word 1.55MB).
Cancel an existing permit or request a replacement permit
Let us know if your name or details of the permit vehicle have changed
When applying for a residents’ permit we will require proof of your address. We 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 if sending by post.
We also need a document that provides proof of vehicle ownership. It needs to state both the vehicle registration and the owner's name and address. An example of this would be the vehicle registration document (log book) or the vehicle insurance document. Photocopies are acceptable if sending by post.
If you are a student, you can apply for a residents’ permit even if your vehicle is registered to your permanent home address provided that proof of residency at your Leeds address is also supplied. For residents who have a temporary or short term tenancy and letting agreement further information can be found in our Short Term Tenancy information (PDF 23KB) document.
Residents’ permits can only be used 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. You should let us know if the vehicle is sold or disposed of along with the number plate.
There is no charge for a residents’ permit.
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 The permit facility may be withdrawn if permits are found to have been misused.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 visit your property and is required to park within your zone, please read the document called Multiple visitors (PDF 17.3KB).
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. 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 if sending by post.
Leeds City Council operates a scheme that allows organisations within the NHS to apply for permits. They can be used by health care professionals who provide essential services to patients within the residents’ permit zones. They also allow certain concessions on parking restrictions within the city centre controlled parking zone.
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.
Car park permits
Presently all our car parks are full but if you have any enquiries, please use the Contact us section to speak to Parking Services for more information.
Timescales for issuing permits
We aim to issue permits within 10 working days of receiving your application. Permits will be posted to the address the permit relates to.
Use of permits
Permits should be displayed so they can be seen clearly through the windscreen and placed on the side nearest the kerb. 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.
- 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.
Report a lost or stolen permit
You will need to contact Parking Services to let us know 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. Payment can be made by cheque or postal order and made payable to Leeds City Council.
You will need to renew your permit every 3 years. Parking Services will let you know when your permit is due to expire and how you can renew it.
If you previously provided the necessary documentation to support your application, you won't need to supply these again.
If you have changed your vehicle then you will need to provide proof of vehicle ownership documents. This is explained in the Residents' permits section on this page.
You can request a replacement permit online. You will need your PIN and permit number to place the request. If you do not have these details, please contact Parking Services.
Return your permit
If you need to return a permit, please send it to:
PO BOX 139
View residents’ permit parking zones and bays online
You can use TraffWeb to find out where permit parking zones and bays are located in Leeds.
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 (PDF 42KB).