Visitors' parking permits

Apply for a visitor parking permit

Important notice: Residents’ who hold books of visitors’ permits due to expire on 31 December 2020, will be given dispensation to use these within their zone until the end of 2021.  The other terms and conditions associated with using visitors’ parking permits will remain the same.

You can apply for visitors' parking permits online, if you live in

  • Zone 7 - Dumbiedykes area only
  • N1 to N5
  • S1 to S4
  • Priority Parking Areas (PPA) B1 to B10.

You can check which zone you're in with our parking permits map.

If you already have a parking permit, please use your existing details to login to your account and apply for visitors permits. 

If you do not have a parking permit, you will need to create an online account and login to apply for permits. You may need to upload proof of address as part of your application. You can choose to upload documents or verify your address through an Experian check. This should take you no longer than 10 minutes to apply.

If you have a Blue Badge you can apply for more permits at a cheaper price. You may need to enter your valid blue badge number or supply a copy of both sides of your badge.

Please note that visitors’ parking permits do not guarantee the holder a parking place.

Price

New permit prices came into effect on 23 April 2019. You can find the visitors' prices per permit in the table below.

Permit type Price
Peripheral (Zone 7 - Dumbiedykes and Pleasance area only) 60p
Extended Zones (N1-N5 & S1-S4)  £1.45
Extended Zones - blue badge holders 72p
Priority Parking Areas (B1-B10) £1.00
Priority Parking Areas - blue badge holders 60p

Permits are sold in books of ten. One permit lasts for 90 minutes of parking in permit holders' or shared use parking places or for the full controlled period in a PPA place. Permits can't be used in mews areas.

If you live in Zone 7 or an extended zone you can purchase 150 permits per year. Blue badge holders may buy 300 permits per year. If you live in a PPA you can buy 30 permits per year, equal to 30 days of parking.

How to use 

To use visitors' parking permits scratch out the

  • hours and minutes to the next nearest five minutes
  • day, date, month and year.

You must scratch out six boxes on each permit.

If your visitor is staying for longer than 90 minutes, in N1 to N5 and S1 to S4, complete the same six boxes on each permit. So, if they arrive at 9am and are staying for three hours, scratch out 9am on two permits. You only need one permit in a PPA as the controls only last 90 minutes.

The details on each permit must be clearly visible from outside the vehicle or the vehicle may receive a parking ticket.

Exchanges and refunds

Please only order the number of books that you need. We can only exchange full books of unused out of date permits. We can only refund full books of unused out of date permits for customers who have moved out of eligible areas. We are unable offer refunds in any other circumstances or for single permits in any instance. 

Residents' Parking

If you have any problems, please email us in the first instance at [email protected] We will be able to resolve most issues this way. Alternatively, you can contact us by phone on 0131 469 3203 if the issue is urgent. Please note our phone lines are open Mon, Wed, Thurs & Fri from 8.30am to 1pm and 9.30am to 1pm on a Tues. The lines will be busy.