A Student permit can be applied for by students who live within a Controlled Parking Zone who own a vehicle. Permits are available to students whose tenancy agreements exceed 6 months for a residence within the Controlled Parking Zone.

In order to buy a Student permit:

  • you must live at a property within a Zone
  • the property must be your main place of residency
  • you must be a full time resident of the address requested
  • you must be a student

Apply, renew or pay for a student permit

When renewing a student permit, there are two stages to this process. First you have to renew the permit. This will give you a webcode. You will need this webcode to pay for a student permit renewal.

ZonesApply for a student permitRenew a student permitPay for a student permit renewalWhat type of permit will I receive?
A or S Apply for a student permit Renew a student permit Pay for a student permit renewal

A digital permit. A notification email will be sent when the permit is active. There is nothing to display in the vehicle when using digital permits

E, F, G, H, H2, J, K, L, M, N and OApply for a student permitRenew a student permit Pay for a student permit renewal A paper permit. A permit will be posted when an application has been reviewed and authorised.

Student permits cost

Residents parking zoneAnnual chargeSix month chargeLow emission vehicles Annual Charge Low emission vehicles 6 Months Charge Operational times
F,G,H,K,L,OFirst Permit £46  Additional Permit £92First Permit £25  Additional Permit £50First Permit £34  Additional Permit £68First Permit £19  Additional Permit £3809:00 - 17:00
J,M,SFirst Permit £46  Additional Permit £92First Permit £25  Additional Permit £50First Permit £34  Additional Permit £68First Permit £19  Additional Permit £3809.00 - 21.00
A, H2 and N (part day)First Permit £39  Additional Permit £78First Permit £21  Additional Permit £42First Permit £29  Additional Permit £58First Permit £16  Additional Permit £3210:00 - 11:00 & 14:00 - 15:00
City Centre EFirst Permit £168  Additional Permit £210First Permit £90  Additional Permit £112First Permit £126  Additional Permit £157First Permit £67  Additional Permit £8309:00 - 17:30

 

Supporting information

    What evidence will I need to apply for a permit?

    In order that your application can be considered, please provide the following evidence:

    • Copy of Student Card
    • Proof of ownership of the vehicle - V5 Log book (this may not have the property address but in these circumstance this is acceptable)
    • Proof of Residency -i.e. utility bill (within the last three months, and showing your address) Tenancy Agreement

    For students who are not able to provide the necessary evidence to support an application for a Students Permit, Residents Visitor Permits may be available to purchase. To purchase these, please provide:

    • Proof of Residency -i.e. utility bill (within the last three months, and showing your address) Tenancy Agreement

    Please remember that without the information above we may not be able to process your application. The council reserve the right to refuse an application.

    How to use a student permit
    • All permit holders agree to the terms and conditions when purchasing a permit. These contain important information about the permit and how to use it.

    • A student permit can be used in any vacant on-street resident / permit holder parking bay or shared use parking bay within a particular zone. A permit does not guarantee a space and parking may not be found in the same road as a resident's property.
    • Controlled Parking Zones are indicated through signage and sometimes road markings too so we always advise to check these prior to parking.
    • Only one vehicle can use a permit at one time. The vehicle which is parking should always be active on the permit. Up to 3 registrations can be logged against a permit providing the correct vehicle documentation can be supplied for each vehicle.
    • Paper permits must be displayed clearly in the vehicle. There is nothing to display with a digital permit because all the information is held against the vehicle registration.
    • Student can also buy resident visitor permits for their visitors. To find out more about resident visitor permits please visit our Resident Visitor Permit page.
    • If a resident permit is no longer required, Parking Services should be informed immediately.
    • Customers in zones A and S can use MiPermit's digital system to manage permits.
    Change of registration (additional vehicle registrations)

    Where a permit change is required, you will need to provide evidence to support your application.

    To apply to have a vehicle registration changed on a permit for zones A or S, please visit  MiPermit online and click on Permit Vehicle Registration Changes.

    To apply to have a vehicle registration changed or advise us you have lost your permit for Zones E, F, G, H, H2, J, K, L, M, N & O, please apply:

    • There is an administrative charge for making changes to permits.
    • When your permit change request has been approved you will receive an email notification.
    • The Permit Holder must allow at least 3 working days for these requests to be processed and also consider council opening hours, Bank and Public holidays.
    Student permit refunds

    Zone A and S refunds

    To request a refund for zones A and S please contact  MiPermit online  or call them on 0345 520 7007.

    Zone E, F, G, H, H2, J, K, L, M, N and O refunds

    To request a refund for zones E, F, G, H, H2, J, K, L, M, N and O, the permit must be returned to Parking Services. Refunds can only be issued for the remaining full months of the Permit and at a minimum of £10.00. This will be payable by BACS transfer to the original payment card and a refund form must be filled out. If the refund needs to be transferred to a different card please fill in this section on the refund form.