Residents parking permits

There are two types of resident parking permits schemes in Sefton:

  • Streets or zones that have parking designated for permit holders
  • Town centre properties where pay and display restrictions are in operation.

To obtain a permit for a vehicle registered to your property you will be required to provide proof of residence such as a copy of a current council tax bill or a recent utility bill issued within the last 3 months. You will also be required to provide proof of ownership of the vehicle.

If the vehicle is a company car you will be asked to provide a letter of confirmation from your employer that the vehicle is in your sole charge.

If you live in a RPP zone and want to obtain a visitor permit you will need to complete an application form but will only need to provide proof of residence.


You need to complete a resident's parking application or Southport town centre parking application which can be accessed on this page.

In order to obtain a permit for a vehicle registered to your property you will be required to provide proof of residence, such as a copy of a current council tax bill or a recent utility bill issued within the last 3 months. You will also be required to provide proof of ownership of the vehicle.

If the vehicle is a company car you will be asked to provide a letter of confirmation from your employer that the vehicle is in your sole charge.

If you live in a RPP zone and want to obtain a visitor permit you will need to complete an application from as above but will only need to provide proof of residence.

If you are new to the scheme and you are submitting your first application you will be required to make payment at the time of application.

If you have changed your vehicle or are registering an additional vehicle you will also be required to make payment at the time of application.

Temporary permits will be issued upon payment and production of satisfactory documentation.

Shortly before permits are due to expire you will be sent a renewal pack, which you will need to complete and return to the Council.

If you do not renew the permit on time and continue to display the expired permit you may be served with a penalty charge notice for displaying an out of date permit.

Resident privileged parking is provided in residential areas where parking from nearby businesses, shopping areas or leisure facilities encroaches and prevents residents from parking close to their homes.

In order to obtain a permit, residents must register to join the scheme and prove eligibility. The cost of registration is £30 per permit. A permit is required for each vehicle registered to the address.

Residents may also apply for a visitor permit for £30 at registration.

Permits are valid for two years however the fee is only payable on registration and not at each renewal. The only time a resident will need to pay a further £30 is if they change their vehicle/register an additional vehicle or report a lost/stolen permit. To reissue a permit due to change of vehicle registration plate there will also be a charge of £30. Visitor permits are only paid for once.

There is an exemption from the registration charge for vehicles leased through the Motability scheme, which have been adapted for the use of a disabled resident.

People who live in Southport town centre may apply for a permit if there is pay and display parking outside their home and they have no provision for off street parking available to them.

Permits will only be issued for a vehicle registered to the property and there will only be one permit issued per house or flat.

In order to obtain a permit, residents must register to join the scheme and prove eligibility. The cost of registration is £30 per permit.

The permit allows you to park in a place subject to pay and display restrictions without the requirement to make payment or to adhere to any time limits that may be in force.

The permit does not guarantee you a parking place. If you cannot access a suitable parking place in the location stated on the permit you must find legal alternative parking. It does not allow you to park in any other type of bay (unless the signs state you to do so), nor can you park on any other type of restriction such as yellow lines.

If you change your vehicle you will need to contact the council to arrange a new permit for your vehicle. You will be required to provide evidence of your new vehicle, a payment of £30 to register your new vehicle and your old permit.

If your permit has been stolen or lost you must complete a lost or stolen form and send it with a payment of £30 to the Council who will issue another permit.

To prevent the lost/stolen permit being used it will be cancelled on the Council's system and will be reported to the on-street personnel.

If a permit that has been lost/stolen is found to be in use, steps will be taken to recover the permit and the vehicle in which the permits is displayed will receive a penalty charge notice.

Residents permit (pdf 22KB)
Southport parking permit (pdf 21KB)

 


Last Updated on 16 October 2017

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