If you live in a controlled parking zone (CPZ) or parking permit area (PPA) but don't have a vehicle of your own, you can apply for a visitor voucher authorisation.
Visitor voucher authorisation is for residents who don't have a resident parking permit but who need to buy short-stay parking permits for their visitors.
You can use a visitor voucher authorisation to buy visitor parking permits so your visitors – including trades people – can park in the zone or area.
You cannot use the visitor voucher authorisation itself as a parking permit. It does not allow any specific vehicle to be parked.
You can check lists of roads within each parking zone or area.
Visitor voucher authorisations are issued for 1 year, with no charge.
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Apply for a visitor voucher authorisation
Visitor voucher authorisations are issued and maintained online – you will not receive a printed authorisation as this is not needed.
Use our secure online My Account service to apply. First go to 'My Account – parking permits', below, then either 'Sign in' with your email address and password if you already have an account, or use the 'Register' option to create a new account if you don't have one.
When you login, you will be shown:
- Permits – a list of your electronic permits and their current status (older paper permits are not listed)
- Permit Applications Available – a list of the types of parking permit for which you can apply.
For a new visitor voucher authorisation, go to the 'Permit Applications Available' table and use the 'Apply' button for the type of permit you need.
When applying for a new permit, you will be asked to upload images that show:
- proof of residency – council tax bill, rent card, or a bank statement or utility bill from last 3 months
You can upload images direct from your own computer or smartphone.
Guides to parking permits online