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Change the vehicle on your parking permit

Applying to change the vehicle on a resident parking permit in Oxfordshire.

We are now issuing Virtual Resident Parking Permits and you are no longer required to display a paper version. Please ensure you know your controlled parking zone prefix when leaving your vehicle in a Permit Holder Bay.

You can only change your permit if the current vehicle is in your name and the new vehicle is going to be in your name. There is no charge for changing your permit.

What you need to provide

When you change the vehicle on your parking permit, you need to provide proof that:

  • you are the registered keeper of the vehicle.
  • you have destroyed your current permit, if you have a paper permit.

Cut your old permit in half, and upload a photo of your destroyed permit to the replacement form. If you do not have the current permit, contact us to obtain a list of documents we accept as alternatives.

The quickest way of providing this information to us is to upload it when making the application. You can upload a photo or a scanned image from your computer, smartphone, tablet or scanner.

Proofs of 'registered keeper of the vehicle' we accept

The proof that you will be asked to provide will depend on your vehicle ownership type. You need to provide one or more of the following.

  • Vehicle registration certificate (V5C) in your name (front and second page only).
  • If you have recently purchased the vehicle (in the last six weeks), then a garage sales invoice or New Keeper Supplement (V5C2) will suffice.

If the permit is for South Oxford Extension (SE), Temple Cowley (CL), Holloway South (HS), Florence Park (FP), East Oxford (EO), Divinity Road (DV), Magdalen Road North (MN), Iffley Fields (FS), Wood Farm (WF), Magdalen Road and Howard Street (RH), Holloway (HT), Cowley Marsh (CM), Waterways (WW), New Headington Quarry (QV), New Marston (MA), Cowley Central East (CT) or Cowley Central West (CS) your V5C certificate needs to be registered at that address.

For a company car

If your vehicle is a company car a letter must be produced on company headed paper in the with the following text:

This to confirm that 'applicant’s name' is a full-time employee of 'company name' and is supplied with 'vehicle make/model/registration number' for his/her sole business and social use. The vehicle is used essentially for the operational purpose of conducting official company business from the Oxford area.

You will also need an email address to complete the application. Need help setting one up?


Apply to change the vehicle on your parking permit

What to do until your permit arrives

You will need to use your visitor permits in the new vehicle while you wait to receive your new permit.

Unable to upload documents

If you are unable to upload your documents to the form, you can continue and send the application. You will need to either return to the form later to upload your documents or take your reference number and documents to one of the libraries in the link below to be validated. You will need to telephone in advance to make an appointment.

If the libraries above are closed, you can send copies of your documents to:

Residential Parking Permits Team
Oxfordshire County Council
P.O. Box 905