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Parking Permits

Who qualifies for a resident's permit?

You will qualify for a resident's permit if you keep and use full time:

  • a car
  • a van with an unladen weight under 35cwt (1,778kg)
  • a motorcycle

Businesses in a controlled zone may also qualify for permits.

Who qualifies for a visitor's permit?

Each household can be issued with one transferable visitor's permit.

The visitor's permit is issued in addition to the resident's parking permit.

Visitor permits are not issued for the residents parking schemes in Ash Grove and Main Street, Haworth.

Note for blue badge holders

If you have a disabled person’s blue badge you can park in 2 hour spaces for as long as you wish. In accordance with the blue badge scheme you may park for up to three hours on single or double yellow lines.

You cannot park in resident permit holders’ spaces unless you also have a valid permit for the area.

How to apply for a parking permit

Apply for a parking permit (pdf)Apply for a parking permit (pdf - 95kb)

Complete the application form above and return it to:
Parking Services
PO Box 848
Bradford
BD1 5UH

In each instance you should provide details of vehicle(s) registration number(s) and, in the case of a first application, proof of residence e.g. a copy of a utility bill or rent agreement.

How to use your permit

All permits must be displayed clearly in the windscreen of the vehicle.

Visitor’s permits may only be given to those calling at the permit holder's address. It is the householder's responsibility to ensure that their permit is retrieved from a visitor’s vehicle at the end of their stay.

What the permit allows you to do

The permit will let you park in any parking spaces which are reserved for permit holders. These spaces will be clearly signed by plates affixed adjacent to the spaces allocated.

Your duties as a permit holder

It is your duty to ensure:

  • your permit is valid
  • your permit has not expired
  • that the registration number is correct
  • your permit is used in accordance with the conditions of issue.

How to renew your parking permit

Renew a parking permit (pdf)Renew a parking permit (pdf - 95kb)

To renew your parking permit, complete the application form above and return it to:

Parking Services
PO Box 848
Bradford
BD1 5UH

You must renew your parking permit if:

  • your permit expires - visitor's and resident's permits are valid for two years
  • you change your vehicle - send in the old permit with your new vehicle details to the address listed under where to apply.

Permits will be renewed free of charge unless you have lost your permit or it has been taken away by a visitor. In such cases there is an administration charge of £10.00.

Withdrawal of a permit

A permit may be withdrawn or invalidated if:

  • it is found that a permit is not being used in accordance with these guidelines
  • it is found that a person is no longer eligible to hold a permit
  • the permit is altered or defaced in anyway or passed to unauthorised users.

Waiver Permits

Waiver Permits are available for work to be carried out adjacent to where parking restrictions are in place e.g. yellow lines, loading restrictions, permit areas and pay and display bays.

Please contact Parking Services parkingservices@bradford.gov.uk or 01274 434300 for further details.