What you need to apply
You can get a free resident permit for each vehicle registered to your home.
You will get a paper permit. You must ensure the permit is displayed clearly in the vehicle.
For a resident permit you need:
- Proof of address – for example a copy of a recent utility or council tax bill or tenancy agreement (minimum of 10-months) and;
- Proof of ownership – copy of logbook (V5C vehicle registration certificate) or insurance documents or; If you have a Company vehicle you will need to provide, a letter from your employer stating that you are entitled to bring the vehicle home and park it on the road at your address overnight. The letter should also confirm all vehicle details.
You can apply for a separate permit that allows visiting vehicles to park.
You will get a paper permit. You must ensure the permit is displayed clearly in the visiting vehicle.
A charge of £45 per year is made for a visitor permit.
For a visitor permit you need:
- Proof of address – for example a copy of recent utility or council tax bill or tenancy agreement (minimum of 10-months).
Visitor scratch cards
Alternatively, you can purchase a book of scratch cards for visitors.
These are daily visitors permit which you will 'scratch' the date on the card and must be clearly displayed in the visiting vehicle.
You can purchase a book of 10 scratch cards for £25 per book. Each scratch card can only be used once however, there is no expiry date for unscratched cards so can be used at any time.
You can also submit a request in writing by post with the following details: Full name and address, contact number and a copy of Proof of Address (e.g., Council Tax bill or utility bill dated within three months).
Manchester City Council,
PO Box 532,
How to pay:
- Debit or Credit Card - Payment can be made over the phone but you must provide a contact telephone number with your request.
- Cheque - Payable to Manchester City Council, PO Box 532, Manchester, M60 3NZ
You may apply for a free transferable permit for someone caring for you at your home. This is a paper permit your carer should display on their vehicle dashboard and return it to you before they leave.
If you lose your carers permit, you can apply for a free replacement. If it is lost a second time, there is an administrator charge of £45 for a replacement.
For a carers permit you need:
- Proof of address – for example a copy of recent utility or council tax bill or rent agreement.
- And a copy of one of the below:
- Carers Assessment – copy of a letter showing that you or your carer have had a council carer assessment or
- Carers Allowance letter – copy of letter confirming that you get Carers Allowance or
- A letter from your healthcare provider confirming that you require care visits at home