Sign showing permit holders parking

Resident parking permits

To apply for a residents parking permit a location is required to meet all the following criteria:

  1. At least 50% of the properties affected have no off-street parking facility
  2. Residents are unable to park because at least 40% of available kerb space is occupied by non-residents during the normal working day, usually commuters near a town centre or factory premises, who should be using alternative parking that is provided
  3. There is sufficient on road space to allow at least one vehicle per household for those who wish to participate in the scheme

There is also an on-going cost to residents for a permit scheme, this is currently £50 per year, per permit. This however only increases the chance of parking within the residents parking zone but doesn’t guarantee a space within the parking zone or on a specific street.

Indicative costs

When criteria has been met, the initial set up costs can vary and are generally between £7,500 to £15,000.

Timescales are a minimum of 6 months with no guarantee of a successful implementation. With the current constraints on local government budgets, all proposed schemes will be prioritised with the emphasis on accident prevention and safety schemes. Therefore we would only consider implementing a resident parking scheme with evidence supported by the local community and a commitment, in writing, from a third party to fully fund the scheme.

Further reading



All costs stated are for guidance only.

Figures provided are estimates and are reviewed annually, with all costs subject to a site survey assessment.

Traffic Regulation Orders

Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) are a legal requirement for some traffic schemes. They are required whenever the use of a road is being restricted or prohibited (for example parking restrictions, banned turns or road closures).

As part of the TRO process, a public consultation takes place. The traffic scheme may be revised if any comments or objections are received.
All parking restrictions will require a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) with a minimum cost of £7,500. They are also subject to a public consultation prior to being installed.

For further reading see Leicestershire County Council traffic management consultations