Retail, trades and business permits

Apply for parking permits

If you run a business in Edinburgh you may be able to apply for a trades', retailers' or business parking permit. Application forms and guidance are available to download below.

To renew your permit please contact 


Permit conditions 

Before applying please ensure you read the parking permit conditions which can be downloaded below.

Please note that applications should be made 10 days in advance of the date for which the permit is required.

You will also need to ensure that your vehicle is

  • insured for business use
  • essential for the daily operation of the business
  • not used for commuting.

You will need to provide the following when you apply

  • your non-domestic rates bill
  • the vehicle registration document (V5C) or a hire / lease agreement
  • certificate of motor insurance.

You can apply for a dispensation if you need to park in mews areas during the day. You can also add an additional vehicle to you permit.

Business permit forms

Download business parking permit application form (PDF - 142.53 KB)
Download qualifying businesses (PDF - 43.4 KB)
Download guidance notes for business parking permit (PDF - 108.71 KB)
Download terms and conditions for business parking permit (PDF - 152.97 KB)

Retailer permit forms - zones 5 to 8

Download peripheral permit application form (PDF - 141.82 KB)
Download peripheral permit guidance notes (PDF - 157.18 KB)
Download peripheral permit qualifying retailers (PDF - 45.84 KB)
Download peripheral permit additional vehicles form (PDF - 135.55 KB)
Download peripheral permit terms and conditions (PDF - 135.55 KB)

Retailer permit forms - zones S and N

Download extended permit application form (PDF - 142.65 KB)
Download extended permit guidance notes (PDF - 108.38 KB)
Download extended permit qualifying retailers (PDF - 45.84 KB)
Download extended permit terms and conditions (PDF - 156.55 KB)

Trades permits forms

Download trades permit application form (PDF - 141.55 KB)
Download list of qualifying trades (PDF - 42.62 KB)
Download trades permit guidance notes (PDF - 159.24 KB)
Download trades permit terms and conditions (PDF - 154.85 KB)
Download trades additional vehicle registration form (PDF - 135.55 KB)
Download trades change of details registration form (PDF - 138.85 KB)

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