Visitor Permit Holders

If you live in a property that is within a parking permit area and have visitors to your property who wish to park on the road during the hours of permit parking restrictions, you must apply for a visitor permit.  Please note that you can apply for a visitor permit at the same time as a resident 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.

Visitor permits must only be used by legitimate visitors to the property so cannot be used by residents.  The visitor permit should only be used for the duration of the visit to your property and cannot be used if your visitor is visiting a different location.  Misuse of the permit can lead to revocation and the issue of Penalty Charge Notices so that we can maintain the integrity of the permit scheme and provide visitors with an exemption from the permit scheme parking restrictions.

The permit does not have a vehicle registration number printed on it as it can be used by any legitimate visitor to the dwelling.  There is a maximum of one visitor permit allowed per dwelling.

The visitor permit must be kept by the resident and handed out to any visitors, as and when needed.

Where a removal van is loading or unloading from/to a property, within a permit zone, a permit is not required if there is continuous loading or unloading.   If the vehicle is to be parked in the permit area for any period of time during the time bands when permit parking restrictions are in force, whilst loading/unloading is not taking place a visitor permit or supplementary scratch card would be required.  If a specific bay is required outside or near the property to help with the removals a parking reservation is recommended.  Information regarding reservations can be found here.

Cost

A visitor permit costs £25 per annum.

Discount

There are no discounts for visitor permits.

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.

  • Apply Online (Online Form)
  • Complete Application Form (pdf, 324kb)
  • Provide proof of residency
    • Council Tax Statement,
    • Tenancy Agreement (must be signed by both landlord and tenant and show the tenants and dates of tenancy),
    • Bank Statement; or
    • Utility Bill

Early Applications

Residents who are moving into a property can submit an application as soon as they have proof of residency.  The application can be submitted in advance of their move into the property so that we can issue a permit in the run-up to their move with the permit being valid from the day of occupancy.

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

We require written notification from the permit holder that the permit has been lost or stolen, together with payment of an administrative charge of £10.  Please send your notification to parkingpermits@newcastle.gov.uk quoting “lost permit” in the subject line and including your name, full address and telephone number so that we may contact you to take payment for the administration charge. 

Page last updated: 
12 January 2017
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