Northamptonshire County Council operates a number of permit schemes across the county which only allow vehicles displaying the relevant parking permits to park in a designated bay or zone.
New online permit system
A new online permit system has been introduced and as a first time user of the system you will need to set up an account initially before you can apply for a permit. You will not be able to renew your existing permit (issued before 18 February 2019) but will need to apply for a brand new one and provide supporting evidence. In following years, you will be emailed a reminder 30 days before expiry and you will be able to renew as usual.
Northamptonshire County Council operates a number of permit schemes across the county which only allow vehicles either displaying the relevant parking permits or hold a valid virtual permit to park in a designated bay or zone.
The new permit system allows you in certain instances to choose between the current paper permit (physical permit) or a virtual (electronic) permit. Once paid for, a virtual permit is immediately live so there is no need to wait for it to arrive via the postal service so that it can be displayed in the vehicle.
If you opt for a physical (paper) permit or your permit type only allows for a physical permit then it must be displayed in the vehicle ensuring all the written details on the permit are clearly visible through the windscreen at all times so that ALL of the particulars can be clearly seen by the enforcement officers.
A virtual permit becomes live as soon as a confirmation email is sent to you after payment has been made.
Permits are only valid in the zone showing on the permit. The permit zone letter recorded on the permit must match the letter showing on the permit sign. You are not permitted to park in any other zone.
Please direct applications for Northampton Town Centre properties to
Northampton Borough Council who are responsible for the administration of the scheme within the Town Centre.
How to apply
Please read the following terms and conditions to ensure you qualify before you apply:
Apply and pay for a new permit or to renew a permit online. Payment will be taken via debit or credit card.
Alternatively, download and complete the appropriate application form below:
Completed applications together with any proofing documents (photocopies acceptable) can be emailed to
firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to:
Northamptonshire County Council
One Angel Square
Permits will be posted via second class mail. Refunds will not be issued as the initial costs are administrative fees for the issue of the permit.
Please make sure you include the appropriate remittance and relevant documents (photocopies accepted). If you are emailing the application form, you will need to post the required fee and your application
will not be processed until this has been received. We can no longer take payment over the telephone.
For postal applications, we can accept payment by
cheques and postal orders only which should be made payable to:
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL. To pay using a debit or credit card, please apply using the online form.
Northamptonshire County Council will not be held liable for any lost, damaged, returned or undelivered mail items.