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

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.

Not all properties are eligible for permits. There are also restrictions on the number of permits that can be issued to properties in the following zones - EO (East Oxford), DV (Divinity Road), MN (Magdalen North), FS (Iffley Fields), RH (Magdalen Road and Howard Street) and CW (Cutteslowe). Please email if you would like further information 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 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.