Apply for a residents' or priority parking permit

New residents

Find out which permit zone you live in by using our online permit zone map. This will help you apply for the right permit.

If you live within zones

  • 1-8
  • N1-N5
  • S1-S4

you can apply using the residents parking permit application form.

Download residents parking permit application form (PDF - 625.1 KB)

Download residents' permits definitions (PDF - 45.6 KB)

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

Blue Badge holders

Residents with Blue Badges within permit zones do not pay for their permit but they will still need to apply and display a valid permit when parking in a permit bay.


Students can't buy a parking permit if they live in purpose built student lodgings.  This does not apply to students living in private houses.  You can find more details on parking permits for students.

Priority parking permits

If you live in a priority parking area B1 to B10 you will need to apply using the priority parking permit application form downloadable below.

Download priority parking permit application form (PDF - 231.21 KB)

Permit prices

You can find your permit price if you know the area you live in and your vehicle's CO2 emissions or engine size for older vehicles.


What we need

You will need to prove you are the main driver of the vehicle and that you live at your address. You can provide photo copies of your

  • Council Tax number.  If you have not registered for Council Tax please do so as soon as possible. If you are not liable for Council Tax we may be able to accept a lease or mortgage agreement
  • proof of address either a lease, mortgage or Council Tax bill
  • driving licence
  • full vehicle registration certificate, V5C, showing you as the keeper. If you don't have this provide your insurance certificate.  Once you have registered for Council Tax the document linking you to the vehicle does not have to show your current address.

Returning your application

Send your completed application form to or visit the customer hub at the address below

Please note that there may be times when you have to book an appointment due to demand.

Our busiest periods are between 11.30am and 2.30pm.

Cheques should be made payable to The City of Edinburgh Council.

Permit team address

The Permit team are based at the Drumbrae Hub.

Opening hours are

  • Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8.30am to 4.30pm
  • Tuesday from 10am to 4.30pm
  • Friday from 8.30am to 3.40pm.

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