Apply for a new resident's parking permit

How to apply for a parking permit to park in the controlled parking zone near your home.

Check your zone

Providing copies of your documents

If you are unable to upload your documents to your application form yourself, please ask a family member or friend if they can send your supporting documents on your behalf.

During the National Lockdown, our libraries are providing a limited service and are unable to validate documents during this time. Also, please do not send your documents via the post, as large numbers of council staff have been told to work from home from now onwards in line with the Government’s strategy on coronavirus, therefore we are unable to access physical post at the moment.

You need to know which parking zone you are making an application for. The zone will be displayed on the on-street parking signs and are made up of two letters, for example, EO (for east Oxford). You can also use our Controlled Parking Zones map to check.

Each eligible applicant is entitled to one resident parking permit only.

Not all properties are eligible for permits and other restrictions may apply. There are also restrictions on the number of permits that can be issued to properties. There is a maximum of 2 resident permits per property in the following zones:

  • CM (Cowley Marsh)
  • DV (Divinity Road)
  • EO (East Oxford)
  • ER (Elms Road)
  • FS (Iffley Fields)
  • HT (Holloway)
  • JE (Jericho)
  • MN (Magdalen North)
  • FS (Magdalen Road and Howard Street)
  • SO (South Oxford)
  • SM (Summertown)
  • WM (Walton Manor)
  • WO (West Oxford)  

For more information refer to the explanatory notes (pdf format, 133Kb) or email residentialpermits@oxfordshire.gov.uk before going ahead with your application.

With a resident’s parking permit, you will also receive a free allocation of visitors’ parking permits (if you haven’t already obtained a set in the current permit year).

Blue Badge holders displaying a valid badge do not need a residents parking permit.

Oxford parking zone locations and restrictions

Although your property may show on the map within a controlled parking zone (CPZ), there may be restrictions in place that means your property is not eligible for visitor and/or residential parking permits. Please do not make any decisions based on the mapping system.

Before applying for a permit email residentialpermits@oxfordshire.gov.uk and we will be able to confirm a property is eligible for a parking permit, especially before signing a rental agreement.

N.B. Oxford City Council operates a completely separate residents' parking scheme on City owned land. More information.