Check your zone
You need to know which parking zone you are making an application for. The zone is displayed on the on-street parking signs and is made up of two letters, for example, 'EO' for east Oxford. You can also check on our Controlled Parking Zones.
Oxford City Council operates a completely separate residents' parking scheme on city-owned land.
Before you apply for a permit
Your property may show on the map within a controlled parking zone (CPZ). However, there may be restrictions that mean your property is not eligible for visitor and/or residential parking permits. Do not make any decisions based on the mapping system.
Before you apply for a permit, contact us, and we'll confirm if your property is eligible for a parking permit. You may need to check before signing a rental agreement.
The number of permits per property
Each eligible applicant is entitled to one residential parking permit. You cannot have more than one permit in your name.
There is a maximum of two resident permits per property in the following zones. In some cases, other restrictions may apply. Contact us for further information.
Zones with a maximum of two resident permits per property
- CM (Cowley Marsh)
- CT (Cowley Central East)
- CS (Cowley Central West)
- DV (Divinity Road)
- EO (East Oxford)
- ER (Elms Road)
- FS (Iffley Fields)
- HT (Holloway)
- JE (Jericho)
- MA (Marston North)
- MN (Magdalen North)
- QV (Headington Quarry)
- RH (Magdalen Road and Howard Street)
- SO (South Oxford)
- SM (Summertown)
- WM (Walton Manor)
- WO (West Oxford)
- WW (Waterways)
You'll get a free allocation of visitors’ parking permits with your resident’s parking permit unless you already got a set in the current permit year.
Information for students moving to a controlled parking zone
To apply for a parking permit, your vehicle must be registered in your name at the Oxford address. You'll need:
- proof of address
- the vehicle registration certificate (V5C).
Being the named driver on an insurance policy will not qualify you for a parking permit.
Proof of address for students
You can use one of the following documents.
- Your fully signed termed tenancy agreement (should be signed by yourself, the letting agency and witnessed)
- Your Council Tax student exemption certificate
- A recently dated utility bill or financial statement.