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

Changes to parking permits

There was a permit price increase from 1 April 2018. 

Types of parking permits

A resident permit allows you to park in a resident permit space where you live.

Resident permits

If you live in a controlled parking zone and have someone who visits you every day or regularly to offer support, you can apply for a resident support permit.

Resident support permits

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

Business permits

These permits are for traders who need to park in any of 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 every day.

Traders permits

Carer permits are for professionals who need to park in any of Medway's controlled parking zones to provide help and care in the community. They are 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

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

These permits are for businesses who need 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 highways.

Special business permits

Daily visitor vouchers allow visitors to your home or business to temporarily park in your controlled parking zone.

Daily visitor vouchers

These permits are for patrons to attend their place of worship on Sundays and bank holidays only.

Worshipper permits

Annual visitor permit

These 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."