Essential user parking permit

GP practices within a controlled parking zone can apply for essential user permits.

These permits allow healthcare professionals to park close to their patients' homes whilst making a home visit.

Each permit costs £10.

How to apply

  1. Create an online account
  2. Upload your completed registration form
  3. Review the terms and conditions

Download our first time parking permit application guide to help you apply.

Our new online application process is quick and easy to use. As Council offices are currently closed, you cannot apply by post this year.

Renewals for 2023

Essential user permits issued to your practice expire on 31 December 2022.

You will be able to renew the number of permits you require for 2023 eight weeks before they expire. Existing permit holders will receive an email reminding them to renew their permits at this point.

If you do not renew your permit(s) prior to the expiry date, the permits will expire and you will need to make a new application for each permit you require.

Download how to to renew your essential user permit guide (PDF)


We anticipate that some changes may be made to the essential user permit in the near future. A full consultation process will be launched to gather ideas and your views on the EUP.  Please keep your email address up to date on your permit account as we will use this to let you know when the consultation has gone live. This is your chance to have a say in how we operate the scheme.