New resident's parking permit application

Applying for a new parking permit in Oxford.

Not all properties are eligible for permits and there might be restrictions on the number of permits that can be issued to each property.

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.

Check your zone

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.

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 and we will be able to confirm a property is eligible for a parking permit, especially before signing a rental agreement.

Costs and payment

The first and second permits at a property are £60. Where more than two permits are permitted the third permit is £120 and fourth and subsequent permits are £180 each. All applications from zones around the Kassam Stadium are £15.

You will not be asked to make a payment until your application has been processed by us.

For more information about the scheme read the explanatory notes (pdf format, 133Kb). Email to check if a property is eligible for a parking permit, especially before signing a rental agreement.

Check your documents

We will require proof of your residency and proof that you are the registered keeper of the vehicle.

The quickest way of providing this information to us is to upload it when making this application. If you are able to, you should scan or take a photograph with your smart phone of these documents in readiness for this.

Documents we accept

You need to provide one of the following as proof of address:

  • Utility bill or financial statement dated within the last three months
  • Council tax document for the current tax year
  • Fully signed, termed Tenancy Agreement (Only the pages showing the tenant names, property address, tenancy term dates and the signatures)
  • Official letter from organisations such as HMRC, NHS, Benefits agency, local Council etc. dated within the last three months
  • Payslip dated within the last three months

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 are applying for a permit in the East Oxford (EO), Divinity Road (DV), Magdalen Road North (MN) or Iffley Fields (FS) zones your certificate needs to be registered at that address. If your vehicle is not currently registered to this address complete
your certificate ready to change, post this to us and we will forward this to DVLA on your behalf.

Most recent vehicle tax reminder letter addressed to you (and at the property for which you are applying if you are in the EO, DV or MN).

If you have recently purchased the vehicle (in the last six weeks) then a garage sales invoice or New Keeper Supplement (V5C2) will suffice.

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.

Unable to upload documents

If you are unable to upload documents now, complete the application anyway and you can upload the documents at a later date. If you are having problems uploading documents you can take them to be validated at the following libraries after you've completed the form:

Complete the application form before visiting as you will need your form reference number.

Apply for a parking permit

We will only consider applications where all the required evidence has been provided. Use the checklist below before starting your application.