Charity Parking Permits

Charity Parking Permits

If your charity operates from premises that 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 can apply for a charity 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 on the Parking Permits page.

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 permit(s) should be kept by the charity and handed out to any employees or visitors, as and when needed.
The number of charity permits issued will be an absolute maximum of 10 per charity with a sliding scale of charges.  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.

Who can apply for a charity permit?

A charity may apply to the Council for a parking permit on condition that:

  • Their premises are eligible for a parking permit
  • The applicant must be a recognised charity through the Charities Act (i.e. registered, exempt or excepted charity)
  • The applicant must demonstrate that the whole building is being used for charitable purposes and that the applicant is a recognised charity.

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.


Permits costs (per permit)
Zone1-2 Permits3-5 Permits6-10 Permits
Zone AFREE£92£184
Zone BFREE£175£350
Zone CFREE£588£1176

Please contact us on 0191 277 2728 between the hours of Monday to Friday 8.30am to 3.30pm to confirm the zone your charity 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 vehicle 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

To submit your application online, if you do not already have an account with the council you will need to create an account. Please see our guide on how to create an account. If you have any issues please call us on 0191 277 2728.

New applications for Charity permits should be submitted online or by post. Please allow 14 days for your application to be processed.

  • Apply Online (Online Form)
  • Download and complete an Application Form (pdf, 129kb)
  • Provide proof of Charity address. For example, business letterhead documentation, the registered charity number, or a number provided by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in connection with Gift Aid recoveries

Information regarding how your personal data may be collected, processed, shared and retained following your application for a permit can be found here.

Please note that permits are only allocated to occupiers of business premises for their operational vehicles up to a maximum of 1,525kg (unladen weight).

How do I pay for a Charity Parking Permit?

If you have received an offer for a chargeable charity permit or would like to renew one, payment can be made below.


Pay for a Charity Parking Permit


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 if the Charity’s circumstances change and we no longer need the permit(s)?

The permit should be returned to Newcastle Parking Services, P.O. Box 2BL, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE99 2BL by recorded delivery/Royal Mail signed for.  This provides proof of posting and receipt.  Permits returned within 14 days of issue will be entitled to a full refund.  Permits returned after 14 days, but with more than 6 months coverage remaining will be eligible for a 50% refund of the amount paid (for charged Charity permits) for the permit, minus a £10 administrative charge.  Permits with less than 6 months coverage will not be eligible for a refund.


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