Apply for a resident parking permit

You can apply for a resident parking permit online or by post. 

Apply online

Before you start you will need proof of:

  • your address
  • vehicle ownership.

Address proof

Valid options for proof of address include:

  • Council Tax bills
  • utility bills
  • bank statements.

Documents we do not accept include:

  • vehicle documentation
  • private landlord tenancy agreements. 

Your proof of address must be in your name and dated in the past 3 months.

Vehicle proof

To apply for a resident parking permit, you must be the owner of the vehicle. This does not apply to those who drive a company vehicle. 

You will need to provide a copy of your vehicle registration document (logbook or full updated V5C) or insurance certificate. 

We do not accept the V5C 2 (New Keeper's Slip) as proof of vehicle ownership as you're no longer required to complete your address in section 6.

For company vehicles

If you drive a company vehicle you must provide a letter from your employer on company headed paper to confirm:

  • your name 
  • home address
  • details of the company vehicle you drive.

Your proof must be clear and readable.

A resident parking permit costs £30.

Apply for a resident parking permit online

Paper application form

You can also apply by downloading and completing a paper application form.

Post your form to: Parking Services, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, ME4 4TR.

Please include a phone number for card payment or enclose a cheque.

After you’ve applied

After you’ve applied, we’ll let you know if your application is successful or not.

If your application is successful, we’ll send you an email with a link to a payment form, for you to pay online.

You can also pay by phone or by cheque if you’ve applied by post.

You have 90 days to make payment once we’ve approved your application.

We aim to send your permit to you within 10 working days of the date we received your payment.

Once you receive your permit you must display it clearly in your vehicle or risk being issued with a parking fine, also known as a penalty charge notice (PCN).

Unsuccessful applications

If we do not approve your application, we'll tell you why. If it’s due to unacceptable proof, you will be given one more opportunity to provide new proof before your application is closed or you will need to apply again.