Parking permits

Apply for or change a resident's parking permit

A resident's parking permit is available for people who live inside the resident parking scheme area, and allows you to park in a marked bay.

It does not give you sole use of a specific parking space, or guarantee that you will find a space to park your car.

Parking permits will not be issued to occupants of properties where a planning condition or obligation has been imposed preventing occupants of the properties from applying for, and obtaining, parking permits.

Applying for a new permit

If you are applying for a resident permit for the first time at your current address, you can apply online using the form below.

Changing your permit

If your vehicle has changed since your last renewal, you need to make a new application after the current permit has been cancelled. You can make a cancellation request by e-mail to

Displaying your permit

We send you your new permit by post. This can take up to ten working days.

If you will be parking your vehicle in a resident space during that time, write the following details on a piece of paper and display the paper on your vehicle's dashboard:

  • the reference number that you receive on your email acknowledgement
  • the date of your application

This tells our civil enforcement officers that you are able to park there.

You need to display your permit as soon as you receive it. If you have not received the permit after ten working days, contact us at

If you fail to display the permit, this may result in a penalty charge notice.

It is your responsibility to make sure you are entitled to a resident permit. Read the full terms and conditions before agreeing that you are entitled to apply for a permit.

Apply for a resident parking permit

Other ways to apply

Alternatively, you can apply using a paper application form, which you need to print, complete and send to us. You can do this by post to the address below or by e-mail to

Please note: The resident parking scheme runs from Monday to Saturday, inclusive of bank holidays.

Parking Administration
Swindon Borough Council
Wat Tyler House West
Beckhampton Street

Tel: 01793 445506

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