If your business premises are within a parking permit area and you have employees or visitors to the property who will park on the road during the hours of parking restrictions you must apply for a business permit(s).  Examples of the signage in a permit parking area and a list of properties that are eligible to apply for permits can be found at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/parking-roads-and-transport/parking/parking-permits.

Permits can be issued with a vehicle registration number printed on it if they are for the use of employees using named vehicles or without for use by any bona fide visitors.

The business permit(s) should be kept by the business and handed out to any employees or visitors, as and when needed.

The number of business permits issued will be an absolute maximum of 10 per business with a sliding scale of charges. The offer of business permits is subject to consideration of the impact upon the availability of parking spaces for residents and visitors.  The maximum number of permits may be reduced at the discretion of the City Council having considered the level of permit parking available in the immediate area and the likely impact on resident permit holders.


Permit Costs (per permit)

Zone  Location  Current Charge  1-2 Permits  3-5 Permits  6-10 Permits 
Zone A Outer Areas £92 £92 £184 £276
Zone B Peripheral city centre areas £175 £175 £350 £525
Zone C Permit parking schemes within the City Centre (such as The St Thomas or Victoria Square schemes) £588 £588 £1176 £1764

Please contact us on 0191 277 2728 to confirm the zone your business is located in for confirmation of the appropriate charge.


You will be entitled to a discount on the price of your permit if you have a light passenger vehicle that has a low CO2 emission figure that qualifies the vehicle for a reduced rate of annual vehicle excise duty or if the vehilce is fully electric.  Vehicles registered after 1st March 2001 with emissions of up to 120 g/km will qualify for the discount.   Please supply page 2 of the V5 document only, which provides us with the required information.

How to Apply

Please note that from Friday 15th July 2016 the Customer Service Centres will no longer process applications and requests for parking permits in person, including scratch card permits. From this date, new applications for any additional permits will need to be submitted online or by post. Please allow 14 days for your application to be processed.

All applications for permits must be received via the business address and from a single authorised member of staff identified on the application form.  All payments must be received direct from the business operation and not from individual employees.

Please note that permits are only allocated to occupiers of business premises for motor cars*, motor cycles and invalid carriages.
*As defined by The City of Newcastle upon Tyne (On Street Parking Places) Order 2009.

What do I do if I lose my permit or it is stolen?

We require written notification from the actual permit holder that the permit has been lost or stolen, together with payment of an administrative charge of £10.00. 

Apply online for a replacement permit – Online Form

What do I do if I change my vehicle?

The permit with your old vehicle registration number will not be valid for your new vehicle (unless you have retained the same number plate). The permit holder will need to complete an online request to amend the vehicle registration.  There is an administration charge of £10.00 for amending the vehicle registration details on an existing parking permit.

Apply online for a change of vehicle registration – Online Form

What happens when my permit is due to expire?

4 weeks before the permit is due to expire a letter will be issued to you reminding you of the expiry date and providing all the required details for renewal, such as the permit reference number and amount due; as well as options to make payment.  If you have not received a permit renewal reminder within this timescale please contact Parking Services on 0191 2772728 so we can check case records and take a payment over the telephone with a payment card from a business account or email to parkingpermits@newcastle.gov.uk so we can send you details to make an online payment.  If you are sending an email please quote your address and permit reference number.

Page last updated: 
2 February 2018
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