Parking permits

Parking permits are for areas of Medway where on-street parking is limited. We provide different types of permits for residents and businesses.

Once a permit has been issued, a refund can't be given.

Changes to parking permits

There was a permit price increase from 1 April 2018. 

Resident permits

A resident permit allows you to park in a resident permit space where you live. You can buy a yearly resident parking permit.

Resident permits cost £30.

When you apply, you must provide:

  • proof of residency dated within the past 3 months, such as a utility bill or bank statement
  • proof that you're the owner of a vehicle, such as a copy of your vehicle registration document or insurance certificate

Apply for a Resident Permit

Resident permit terms and conditions

You can buy resident permits for as many vehicles as you have, as long as the vehicle is registered with the DVLA at your home address, in the controlled parking zone.

If you have a company vehicle, the cheapest option is to get a letter from your employer to confirm and buy a resident permit.

Permits for carers and businesses allow carers and traders to visit and work in homes within controlled parking zones. These are different to a resident permit. Contractors are also able to buy daily dispensations themselves from our parking team to park in controlled parking zones.

Resident support permit

If you are a resident who lives in a controlled parking zone and have someone who visits you every day or on a regular basis to offer support, you can apply for a Resident Support Permit.

You can apply for up to 2 Resident Support Permits per year. This permit will be specific to the visitors’ registered vehicle.

The resident support permit costs £30 for the year.

When you apply you will need to include:

  • proof of your address and the address of the support person dated within 3 months
  • vehicle registration or insurance documents for the support person
  • a Statement of Truth signed and dated by both parties
  • the payment of £30

Apply for a Resident Support Permit

Resident Support Permit terms and conditions

Business permits

Any business in a parking permit area can buy annual business permits for staff or company vehicles. This will allow you and your employees to park in spaces within the specified badge area.

Business permits cost £144.

When you apply, you must provide:

  • a letter from your employer, on company headed paper, proving you are an employee of the company and you require a parking permit
  • a copy of your vehicle registration document or insurance certificate

Apply for a Business Permit

Business permit terms and conditions

Traders Permit

These permits are for Traders who are required to park within Medway's Controlled Parking Zones to carry out their day-to-day business. The permits are also ideal for people attending properties within a permit zone on a daily basis.

Traders permits cost £144. Members of the Fair Traders Association will receive a 10% discount.

When you apply, you must provide a letter on company headed paper confirming your need for the permit.

Apply for a Traders Permit

Traders permit terms and conditions

Carer permits

Carer permits are for professionals who need to park in any Controlled Parking Zones to provide help and care in the community. Restricted to a maximum stay of 2 hours, this permit is not valid for parking at the business address where it is registered.

Carer permits cost £40.

When you apply, you must provide:

  • a letter from your employer, on company headed paper, proving you are an employee of the company and you require a parking permit
  • a copy of your vehicle registration document or insurance certificate

Apply for a Carer Permit

Carer parking permit terms and conditions

Late night permits

These allow the permit holder to park in a single car park between 7pm and 9am. You can only use the car park specified on the permit.

Late night permits cost £37.

When you apply, you must provide a copy of your vehicle registration document or insurance certificate to prove the vehicle is registered to you or you're listed as a named driver.

Apply for a Late Night Permit

Late night parking permits terms and conditions

Special business permits

These permits are for businesses who are required to park within Medway's Controlled Parking Zones to carry out their day-to-day business. The permits are also ideal for people carrying out works to properties or highway maintenance works.

Special business permits cost £160.

When you apply, you must provide a letter on company headed paper confirming your need for the permit.

Apply for a Special Business Permit

Special business permit terms and conditions

Visitor permits

Annual Visitor Permits are no longer available (since 1 April 2018).

Statement from Richard Hicks Director and Deputy Chief Executive of Medway Council

"We have removed the annual visitor permit as they were open to abuse and were often bought and sold on to others, which decreased the number of parking spaces available for residents.

"A number of residents living in Controlled Parking Zones have raised concerns about being unable to park near their homes. We have listened to this feedback and it has been agreed that, although new annual visitor parking permits will no longer be available from 1 April, existing permits are still valid until they expire and residents will be able to buy daily permits for visitors.

"We’ve increased the number of visitor vouchers residents will be able to buy each month from 20 to 50. We want to ensure residents have the opportunity to park as close to their homes as possible.

"The price of Medway’s daily visitor vouchers are in line with neighbouring authorities."

Worshipper permits

These permits are for patrons to attend their place of worship on Sundays and Bank Holidays only. The application must be signed by the church leader.

Worshipper permits cost £37.

Apply for a Worshipper Permit

Worshipper Permit terms and conditions