Traders parking permit terms and conditions

Traders parking permits are for businesses who need to park within Medway's controlled parking zones (CPZs) to carry out their day-to-day business.

A traders permit is valid for one year.

How to apply

Find out how to apply for a traders parking permit.


We'll issue the permit subject to the provisions and conditions of the Medway Council Consolidated Orders 2016.

The permit is not transferable, and you must return it to Medway Council if the:

  • holder is no longer the business owner or an employee of the company
  • holder no longer owns or drives the vehicle we issued the permit for (if permit is registered to one specific vehicle)
  • permit becomes illegible, mutilated or defaced.

The permit can be used for all day parking if the vehicle is not parked:

  • on single or double yellow lines within controlled parking zones
  • in car parks.

The permit does not guarantee a parking space or give special parking rights.

The permit is only valid if displayed clearly on the front windscreen of the registered vehicle. 

The vehicle the permit is registered for must be road worthy.

We'll issue a penalty charge notice (PCN) if a permit is not clearly displayed, and we cannot confirm it’s valid.

Permit renewals

You can renew a permit one month before it's due to expire.

Find out how to renew your traders parking permit.

Stolen and lost permits

Find out how to get a replacement permit if it is lost or stolen.


We do issue refunds for traders permits. Find out how to cancel a traders parking permit.


We will cancel your permit if:

  • the information provided at the time of application is proved to be false
  • the permit is being misused.

We will write to you before the permit is withdrawn.

If any vehicle is seen to be displaying a cancelled permit, a civil enforcement officer will issue a PCN (parking fine), as the permit will be deemed to be invalid.

You must return your permit if asked to do so by a council officer or authorised agent.

False information

If it's proved that you have given false information, you may be prosecuted and could face a fine of up to £2,500.

If it's proved that you have faked a parking permit, you could face a maximum fine of £5,000 in a magistrate's court or an unlimited fine and 2 years imprisonment in the Crown Court.

How we use your personal information

GDPR law is designed to make sure you have a better understanding of:

  • what data we process
  • how we got it
  • what we do with it
  • who we share it with 
  • your rights about your data.

Read our privacy notice.

Sharing of information

We may share information you give as part of this application with other agencies and organisations such as the Department for Work and Pensions. This is to make sure that you are eligible for a permit or to detect fraud.

We take fraud and the misuse of a parking permit seriously and may carry out checks on the information you give us.

You must return the permit if we or our authorised agents ask you to do so.