Residents parking permits

COVID-19

Please note that during COVID 19 applications will be accepted by email. Completed application forms should be sent to parkingcc@sefton.gov.uk. Proof of residency and vehicle ownership should be attached to the email. All attachments should be clearly readable and be sent as a word, pdf or jpg file. If payment is required please ensure that you include a valid telephone number so we can contact you to take payment over the phone when your application has been checked.

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 (Please read the terms and conditions before applying for a town centre permit)

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.

Please note that during COVID 19 applications will be accepted by email.  Completed application forms should be sent to parkingcc@sefton.gov.uk.  Proof of residency and vehicle ownership should be attached to the email.  All attachments should be clearly readable and be sent as a word, pdf or jpg file.  If payment is required please ensure that you include a valid telephone number so we can contact you to take payment over the phone when your application has been checked. 


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.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA BEFORE SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION:

People who live in Southport town centre may apply for a permit for their vehicle if:
a) there is pay and display parking outside their home
b) they have no provision for off street parking
c) their vehicle is registered to them at their town centre property
d) their property was registered as a residence before October 2000

All of the above criteria must be met in order for an application to be accepted and only one permit will be issued per house or flat, visitor permits will not be issued. Properties that have been built or converted to residential dwellings after October 2000 are not eligible for permits. Permits will also not be issued where the number of vehicles exceeds the available spaces on a property. (i.e. flats which are not allocated a space on the property)

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

The permit allows you to park in a pay and display parking place 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 can 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. You will be required to provide evidence of your new vehicle, make payment of £30 to register your new vehicle, and return your old permit.

Before applying please check the current list of town centre properties that are definitely not eligible for a permit. Please note that this list is not exhaustive and all applications will be checked for eligibility before a permit is issued. If you require further advice on the eligibility of a property then please email parkingcc@sefton.gov.uk

A document of ineligible properties is below:

Ineligible Properties (pdf 98KB)

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 (word 70KB)
Southport parking permit (word 69KB)
Lost Permit Form (word 125KB)

 


Last Updated on Tuesday, August 31, 2021

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