Residential Parking Zones
A residents parking zone is an area of streets, where the parking of motor vehicles is controlled throughout the day for the benefit of residents whose properties have no off-street parking such as a driveway. Most zones are created within town centre areas. Parking bays are created in the streets, which may only be used by vehicles displaying a relevant permit, during the times of operation. Without these schemes residents are often unable to find parking spaces near to their home during the working day, as spaces are taken by people avoiding the use of pay and display car parks.
How do the schemes operate?
Most of the schemes operate 8am to 6pm Monday to Saturday. The times of operation are shown on controlled zone signs at the boundary points to the zone. Smaller plates are erected adjacent to the bays to indicate that the bays are reserved for permit holders only. There are no guarantees that a parking space will be available within the zone or outside a particular property.
During the operational hours the parking bays are reserved for permit holders only. Outside of these hours and on all Bank Holidays, the parking bays may be used by any driver. If there are yellow lines within the zone that are in force at different times to the controlled zone, then yellow sign plates will indicate the restriction times. The display of a permit does not allow the holder to park on yellow lines during the restricted times.
There are a number of zones operating in the borough. Here is a list of streets within existing zones. Separate zones are indicated by different letters of the alphabet. Permits are only valid for use in the zones for which they have been issued.
Residents of properties whose addresses fall within the zone boundary can apply for a permit for a vehicle registered at that address. Visitor permits may also be requested. Where parking spaces allow, businesses within a zone may also apply for one business permit.
Visitor permits are kept by the resident and handed to the visitor, (including doctors, carers or people carrying out work to the property) to use, in order to be authorised to park in the bays. The visitor permit is then placed on the dashboard of the vehicle. When the stay is complete, the permit should be returned to the resident to be kept at the address. Residents can apply for visitor permits even if they dont have a car themselves. Visitor permits are intended for short stay use by genuine visitors and not to provide free all day parking for friends or relatives.
Most of the zones in Redcar and Guisborough were introduced with the introduction of parking charges in the towns. The permits are therefore issued free of charge. They must be renewed every two years and it is the residents responsibility to ensure that their permit is valid. Should a permit be lost or defaced then there will be an administrative charge of £15 to supply a replacement permit.
Should a permit holder move from the address or change their vehicle then any existing permits must be returned to the parking office for cancellation or for re-issue with a new vehicle registration number.
Disabled badge holders are not entitled to park in the zones without also displaying a valid resident/visitor permit.
How to apply for a permit
Application forms are available from:
Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council
Regeneration Services Directorate
Licensing & Parking
Redcar & Cleveland House
Tel: (01287) 612345
Or you can download them from the 'Related Documents' section
Please contact the Parking Office if you require any further information regarding the zones or have any queries regarding permit entitlement.
Photocopies of your vehicle registration document showing your address and a current Council Tax Bill or tenancy agreement must be provided.
Permit holders must ensure that:
- the permit is clearly displayed and visible from the outside of the vehicle
- the information on the permit is correct.
- the permit has not expired
- the permit is being used in accordance with the conditions of issue
- the permit is not altered or defaced or passed to unauthorised users.
- Failure to comply with the above may result in the entitlement of a permit being withdrawn.
Telephone calls to the Parking Office can be made:
Monday - Thursday: 8.30am- 5:00pm
Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm