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Visitor parking permit scheme

Apply for a visitor parking permit

Norfolk County Council made the decision to increase the price of parking permits in Norwich by 8.8% from 10 April 2023.

See the new prices here

Important message for new residents applying for permits

If you are applying for a permit at your property for the first time, you may see the following message 'the allocation for this property has been reached'. This may be due to the previous tenants not cancelling their permits, so please contact us online if you are applying in advance or call 0344 980 3333 (9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday) if it is urgent, so we can reset the system.

2 November 2022

If your address is eligible for a resident permit, in most cases you can apply for a visitor permit.

Check if you are eligible for a permit

4-hour short stay visitor permit

This allows a visitor to park their own vehicle on-street in a designated controlled parking zone for up to 4 hours (operated by a ‘clock’). Available for any period between one and 18 months.

A free six month permit can be issued to households on certain means tested benefits.

Permit duration – any period between one and 18 months.

Permit 1 month permit 3 month permit 6 month permit 12 month permit 18 month permit
4-hour permit £17.40 £20.20 £24.40 £32.80 £41.20

Before you apply online you will need to set up a customer account

Apply for a permit

All permit prices from 10 April 2023

An admin fee of £16 is payable to replace a lost or stolen permit (free or paid-for).

Visitor permit scratchcards

This allows a visitor to park their own vehicle on-street in a designated controlled parking zone for the day. Each scratchcard is validated at the time of use and is valid up to 10am the following day.

You can apply for up to 60 pay-as-you-go day-permit scratch cards per household per rolling year. They are issued in single sheets of five individual scratchcards, subject to a minimum purchase of £16. They will be issued with an expiry date of one year.

Please note that permits are non-refundable, non-transferable and will be cancelled if sold on to another person.


Scratchcards Charge per scratchcard Minimum purchase Minimum charge
Resident 1 day scratchcards (city centre) £1.60 10 £16
Resident 1 day scratchcards (other areas) £0.80 20 £16

.Apply for scratchcards

Renew a permit

Renewal reminders will still be sent to permit holders 30 days before the permit is due to expire.

Please note that the reminders service is provided as a courtesy to residents and it remains the responsibility of the permit holder to check the expiry of their permit and renew accordingly. When the vehicle is parked in a permit zone it is the responsibility of the driver to ensure that the vehicle is parked with a valid permit on display.

Renew a permit

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