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Non-Resident Landlords' Parking Permits

 

Non-Resident Landlord’s permits allow landlords who own property within a Resident Parking Zone to park in the zone, while visiting the property. The permit is not valid in car parks. 

Permits are available for one zone, up to three zones, and all zones in any one district. The permit is valid for one specific vehicle at a time, but two vehicle registration numbers can be shown on the same permit.

Landlords who need to park in one or more Resident’s Parking Zone can apply for a permit. The landlord must be able to provide evidence that they own a rental property in each zone that they apply for.

The landlord cannot apply for a permit in any zone they live in. We must be satisfied that the landlord does not live in the zone but owns a rental property in the zone.

Cost

Annual Non-Resident Landlord Permit costs

  • One zone in a district £150 
  • Up to three zones in a district £300
  • All zones in a district £600   

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. 

Evidence required:

  • The landlord owns property in the relevant Resident’s Parking Zone, but does not live there (such as a Council Tax bill) 
  • The vehicle belongs to them or is registered at their home address. (such as a V5)   

You can choose the start date for the permit providing it is at least 5 working days after the date you post the form. 

The application form has guidance notes about the eligibility for the permit. 

Renewing your permit

A reminder will be sent to renew your permit 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 rental property’s address, providing the vehicle registration remains the same. 

Please note that Non-Resident Landlord permits and annual renewals must be applied for by post.

Lost permits

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.

Refunds

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. 

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.

Contacts

Contact: Somerset Parking Partnership
Address: Somerset County Council, County Hall, Taunton, TA1 4DY
Email: parking@somerset.gov.uk 
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.

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