Business permits allow businesses within Resident Parking Zones to park in these zones. The permit is not valid in car parks.
Permits are available for each zone. The permit is valid for one specific vehicle at a time, but two vehicle registration numbers can be shown on the same permit.
The Business Permit is only valid for use on vehicles which are registered to the business and are needed to carry out a function of the business (for example a permit could be used for a florist’s delivery van required to make individual deliveries throughout the day). Permits are not valid for vehicles which are parked at the business address all day.
An annual Business Permit costs £150 per zone.
How to apply
Complete the application form in the Information and resources section of this page and send it with your cheque and evidence documents.
- The business is located in a Resident’s Parking Zone (such as a utility bill)
- The vehicle/s is used by the business (such as an insurance documents or V5)
- The vehicle/s is necessary for the business (such as a covering letter on headed paper)
You can choose the start date for the permit/s providing it is at least five working days after the date you post the form.
The application form includes guidance notes on eligibility for the permit.
Renewing your permit
A reminder will be posted to you four weeks before your permit expires. This will be sent by email if an email address is held.
All permits have to be renewed each year. Permits expire on the date printed on them.
You can apply to renew a permit up to one month before the expiry date. There is no period of grace between expiry and renewal.
For renewals we only need proof of the business address, providing the vehicle registration remains the same.
Please note that Business permits and annual renewals must be applied for by post
If you no longer need the permit it can be returned for a refund of any remaining full months. Refunds are only available for amounts due in excess of £10.
If you lose your permit, please contact us for a replacement, a £10 fee will be charged for this service.
No replacement can be provided if two vehicle registrations are on the permit. The full fee will need to be paid to reissue the permit for a further year.
Change of vehicle
If you change your vehicle, please write to us with a copy of your new V5 (registration) document and your current permit, and we will issue an updated permit free of charge.
If we find that a permit is not being used for its intended purpose, following investigation, we reserve the right to cancel the permit without a refund.
Contact: Somerset Parking Partnership
Address: Somerset County Council, County Hall, Taunton, TA1 4DY
Phone: 0300 123 2224
Opening Hours (To speak to an advisor about a penalty notice or a permit): Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday closed.