Apply for a residents' or priority parking permit

New residents

You can no longer apply for residents' or priority parking at our office at The Drum Brae Hub, 81 Drum Brae Drive. 

You can apply for, renew and manage your residents' parking permit online with our new service, NSL Apply.

Apply for, renew or manage your parking permit

You will need to login and create an online account. You may need to upload proof of address and vehicle ownership as part of the application process. You can choose to upload documents to verify your address or request an Experian check. This should take you no longer than 15 minutes to apply. 

If you have any problems with activating your account, email residentsparking@edinburgh.gov.uk. If you are unable to upload supporting documentation to NSL Apply, please visit our office at 249 The High Street for assistance.

What you may need

You need to prove you are the main driver of the vehicle and that you live at your address. You may need to upload

  • proof of address, such as; a lease, utility bill, bank or mortgage statement, Council Tax bill or medical card - no more than three months old.
  • proof of vehicle ownership, your vehicle registration certificate V5C.
  • If the vehicle is not registered in your name, you will also need to prove that you are the main keeper of the vehicle. Please see Section 1 of the Residents' Permits Terms and Conditions for further details.
  • If you have a blue badge, you may need to enter your valid badge number or a copy of both sides of the badge.

Please note that a residents' parking permit does not guarantee the holder a parking place.

Download residents' permits Terms and Conditions (PDF, 50 KB)

Blue Badge holders

Disabled residents with blue badges can now apply for or renew your parking permit online. You do not need pay for your permit but you still need to apply if you want to park in a residents' permit bay.

Students

Students can't buy a parking permit if you live in purpose-built student lodgings. This does not apply to students living in private houses. Read about parking permits for students.

Permit prices

Our new online application process will calculate your permit price for you. You can also find your permit price if you know the area you live in and your vehicle's CO2 emissions or engine size for older vehicles.

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