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Guildford resident parking permits

About resident permits

Visitor and residential parking permits are currently taking 7 working days to process.

Guildford is divided into permit 'zones'. You can find which zone you belong to in the find your permit zone section. Only permit holders can park in resident permit only spaces during controlled hours.

Controlled hours in the town centre areas A, B and D are between 8.30am and 9.00pm, every day.

All other zones operate 8.30am - 6.00pm Monday - Saturday. All zones also operate during bank and public holidays. Signs in the street show where this system is in operation.

Who can apply for a resident parking permit?

All zones except D

Households with no off-street parking can buy up to two permits each year.

Households with one off-street space but two vehicles can buy one permit each year. Garages and driveways are examples off-street spaces.

Zone D

There is a waiting list for permits in zone D. Until you reach the top of the waiting list, we will offer you a permit in an adjacent zone. When you reach the top of the waiting list, you must accept it and return your adjacent zone permit.

Households that have an off-street parking space are not entitled to a zone D permit.

If your household owns two vehicles:

  • you may apply for one extra permit. This permit would only be valid in the adjacent residents' parking zones: A, B, C, or H.
  • but have no off-street parking, you can buy a second permit in the adjacent parking zones: A,B,C or H.

Zone D permit holders can park free of charge after 9pm, Monday to Sunday. Free parking ends when charges for pay and display spaces begin the next day.

How much does a resident parking permit cost?

One resident's permit costs £50 per year.

A second resident's permit costs £80 per year.

You are eligible for a discount if your vehicle is under 1200cc or is an electric vehicle.

The permits are valid from 1 October to 30 September. We will charge you on a pro rata basis for any permits you buy during the year.