Resident parking permits are now virtual so you will not be sent a paper permit. To check that you qualify and to register your vehicle, we need to see the following documents:

  • Vehicle registration documents (V5) - Pages 1 & 2. The vehicle registration document must be in your name at the permit address.
  • Proof of your name and address within zone - a council tax bill, tenancy agreement or solicitor’s letter confirming purchase, or utility bill dated within last three months. Mobile phone bills and bank statements are not accepted.
  • Third permits will only be issued where space allows. Please check the individual zone for availability Resident parking zones - Portsmouth City Council

If you do not meet the above criteria for Frequently Asked Questions please go to and search for "Resident Parking Permits" or e-mail the permit team

By applying for a permit, you consent to us using your personal data to:

  • check your eligibility and issue your permit
  • check your vehicle has a valid permit
  • share information with relevant authorities to detect and prevent fraud

For more information on how we process your data please read our Privacy Policy

For more details about fraud prevention, please go to and search 'National Fraud Initiative'.

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