Residents, Visitors & Housing parking Permits

Important message for Existing Permit Holders

If you have an existing permit which you purchased from Norwich City Council this will need renewing on the Parking Operations system hosted by MiPermit.

If you gave Norwich City Council an email address or phone number when you applied for your permit this will have enabled us to set up an account with MiPermit on your behalf.  Please follow the instructions on our Using MiPermit page to renew your permit(s) or access your account.

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 residents not cancelling their permits. Please contact us if you are applying in advance or call 01553 616222 if it is urgent so we can reset the system.

You are also able to apply for a temporary permit (which lasts a month) if you do not have your V5/insurance details and utility information updated.  To apply you must supply your tenancy agreement or completion statement/mortgage letter.

If you live in one of Norwich’s 37 Controlled Parking Zones you may be eligible for an on-street resident’s permit, visitor permits and off-street parking housing permits.  Please access the link below to check your eligibility.

Please use our dedicated system, MyNorwich, to check your eligibility for a permit by following the link below.

Please be aware that many more recently constructed properties are not eligible for permits.

These include most properties built since 2000 within the city centre (and all those in the central ‘Castle’ area), and all properties within any permit parking area built since July 2004, unless they have been built with their own permit scheme.

If your permit scheme was introduced after July 2004, only properties that were occupied at implementation are entitled to permits. Conversions and subdivisions of older properties are considered to be ‘recently constructed’.

The date of occupation is taken to be the day on which the property was registered for Council Tax purposes.

Once you have established that you are eligible to, the easiest way to apply is online. You can upload the required documentation with your application.

To apply for a residents parking permit, you’ll need:

  • your vehicle registration number
  • the vehicle’s DVLA registration document (the address on the DVLA document should match your permit application)
  • a Council Tax bill or utility bill dated within the last 3 months
  • your tenancy agreement (if you rent)
  • a valid insurance document showing your name, address and vehicle registration number

To apply for a resident visitor parking permit, you’ll need:

  • a utility bill for your address dated within the last 3 months

Permit Cost

Norwich City residents’ permits are based on the length of the vehicle you are registering (unless you have a blue badge, in which case you will pay the lowest banding regardless of your vehicle size – up to a maximum of 6 metres in length).  Permits are calculated on the following categories:

Short (S) – under 3.92m
Medium (M) – between 3.92m and 4.45m
Long (L) – over 4.45m and under 6m

Vehicles over 6m are not eligible for permits

When you have set up your MiPermit account, you can select the permit type and enter your vehicle registration mark which will calculate the cost of your permit based on the period you have selected (this can between 1 and 18 months), you can upload your supporting documents and pay for your permit.

Residents Permits are priced as follows:

Permit typeValidityZones1 Month3 Months6 Months12 Months18 MonthsTerms & Conditions
Resident – Short vehicle City CentreAll TimesZone Specific£17.40£20.20£24.40£32.80£41.20Norwich Resident and Visitor Permit – Terms and Conditions
Resident – Short vehicle Non City CentreMon-Sat (8.00am to 6.30pm)Zone Specific£17.40£20.20£24.40£32.80£41.20
Resident – Short vehicle Non City CentreMon-Fri (10.00am to 4pm)Zone Specific£17.40£20.20£24.40£32.80£41.20
Resident – Medium vehicle City CentreAll TimesZone Specific£18.80£24.40£32.80£49.60£66.40
Resident – Medium vehicle Non-City CentreMon-Sat (8.00am to 6.30pm)Zone Specific£18.80£24.40£32.80£49.60£66.40
Resident – Medium vehicle Non-City CentreMon-Sat (8.00am to 6.30pm)Zone Specific£18.80£24.40£32.80£49.60£66.40
Resident – Long vehicle City CentreAll TimesZone Specific£20.60£29.80£43.60£71.20£98.80
Resident – Long vehicle Non-City CentreMon-Sat (8.00am to 6.30pm)Zone Specific£20.60£29.80£43.60£71.20£98.80
Resident – Long vehicle Non-City CentreMon-Fri (10.00am to 4pm)Zone Specific£20.60£29.80£43.60£71.20£98.80
Short stay visitor City Centre (4-hour clock)All TimesZone specific£17.40£20.20£24.40£32.80£41.20
Short stay visitor Non-City Centre (4 hour clock)All TimesZone specific£17.40£20.20£24.40£32.80£41.20
Permit TypeValidityZonesTerms & Conditions
Short stay visitor free (4 hour clock)Zone specificZone specificFree (6 month permit)Norwich Resident and Visitor Permit – Terms and Conditions

Scratch Cards

Residents can purchase either virtual or paper scratch cards.  The virtual ones are valid as soon as they are approved.  Paper scratch cards will be sent in the post, these can take up to 7 working days from approval to arrive.

Details on how to activate your virtual scratch cards can be found here.
Permit TypeValidityZonesTerms & Conditions
Scratch cards City Centre (multiples of 10)At any timeZone specific10 days


20 days


30 days


40 days


60 days


Norwich Scratch Cards Permit – Terms and Conditions
Scratch cards Non-City Centre (multiples of 20)Mon-Sat (8.00am to 6.30pm)Zone specific20 days


40 days


60 days


Motorbikes, mopeds and all powered two-wheelers do not require a permit.

Housing Parking Permits

Some households may apply for one free vehicle permit and one free visitor permit to enable parking on a defined housing land car park.

Your eligibility for this can be confirmed by accessing the link at the top of this page.

If you are eligible

You can apply for the following permits online:

  • Housing resident permit – allows you to park your own vehicle in a designated housing car park, this is a virtual permit.  For Terms and Conditions, click here
  • Housing visitor permit – allows your visitor to park their vehicle in a designated housing car park, this is a paper permit.  For Terms and Conditions, click here

Permit for a company vehicle

You can apply for and renew a permit for a single company vehicle online, with official confirmation on company headed paper that the vehicle is kept at the permit address.

If you frequently bring home different vehicles, you will need to apply for a multi permit, this is a paper permit.

For Terms & Conditions, click here