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. Download application forms and guidance below.

To apply for a permit, please send your application form with supporting documents to:

[email protected]

Read our parking privacy notices before you apply. 

Permit prices

Permit type Price
Retail - peripheral (zones 5-8) £478.00
Retail - extended (zones N1-N5 and S1-S4) - Permit 1  £363.70
Retail - extended (zones N1-N5 and S1-S4) - Permit 2 £402.70
Business - extended (zones N1-N5 and S1-S4) - Permit 1 £363.70
Business - extended (zones N1-N5 and S1-S4) - Permit 2 £402.70
Trades - monthly £129.90
Trades - annual £1,351.00

Refunds

Permit type Refund per month
Retail - peripheral (zones 5-8) £38.24
Retail - extended (zones N1-N5 and S1-S4) - Permit 1  £29.10
Retail - extended (zones N1-N5 and S1-S4) - Permit 2 £32.22
Business - extended (zones N1-N5 and S1-S4) - Permit 1 £29.10
Business - extended (zones N1-N5 and S1-S4) - Permit 2 £32.22
Trades - monthly n/a
Trades - annual £107.00

Permit conditions 

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

Applications should be made 10 days in advance of the date you need the permit.

You need to ensure that your vehicle is

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

You need to provide

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

Business permit forms

Business parking permit application form PDF 271 KB
Qualifying businesses PDF 43 KB
Guidance notes for business parking permit PDF 109 KB
Terms and conditions for business parking permit PDF 251 KB

Retailer permit forms - zones 5 to 8

Peripheral permit application form PDF 457 KB
Peripheral permit guidance notes PDF 294 KB
Peripheral permit qualifying retailers PDF 46 KB
Peripheral permit additional vehicles form PDF 275 KB
Peripheral permit terms and conditions PDF 276 KB

Retailer permit forms - zones S and N

Extended permit application form  PDF 315 KB
Extended permit guidance notes PDF 211 KB
Extended permit qualifying retailers PDF 46 KB
Extended permit terms and conditions PDF 311 KB

Trades permits forms

Trades permit application form PDF 181 KB
List of qualifying trades PDF 43 KB
Trades permit guidance notes PDF 322 KB
Trades permit terms and conditions PDF 310 KB
Trades additional vehicle registration form PDF 175 KB
Trades change of details registration form PDF 154 KB