Contractor parking permit | Oxfordshire County Council

Contractor parking permit

Apply for a contractor parking permit

Contractors permits are available to tradespersons or businesses who can demonstrate a clear operational need for their commercial or non commercial (i.e. a vehicle created and adapted to carry goods) vehicle to be parked in a restricted area whilst work is undertaken.

You will be required to advise us of the details of the work to be undertaken including the need for regular access to tools or equipment. 

Minimum notice for applications is five working days prior to the date the permit is required to start.  Applications that are received late will be processed as soon as possible.

If you require assistance with your application, please contact NSL Services on 0345 337 1138 option 3 (Monday-Friday 8am-6pm) or alternatively you can email us via 

Where can you park

The permit will be valid for parking in Permit Parking and Residents Permit Parking Places only.

Where can't you park

Unless instructed otherwise the permit will not be valid for parking:

  • Double yellow lines
  • Single yellow lines
  • Free bays
  • Pay and display bays
  • Loading bays

Permit costs

A standard charge of £20 per permit/per week will apply.  Therefore a monthly permit will be charged at £80.

The charge will be applied at a flat rate (exclusive of tax) regardless of the number of days the permit is required.  Consequently, the charge for one day will be the same as a one week (7 days) permit.

Applicants with a business requirement to visit addresses across the city may request additional permits for other zones they intend to visit in a given week. A separate charge will apply for each Contractors Permit that falls within a different zone. 

Please ensure you complete one application form per vehicle

Customer details

Vehicle details


Details of operational need for vehicle to be parked in restricted area (e.g. why regular access to your vehicle is required)


Applications will be considered for durations of up to one month (28 days). Requests to extend beyond this time will require a new application to be submitted.

If your application is successful, you will be contacted with details of how to pay.  

Applicants are strongly advised that the council may need verification of these details. Anyone attempting to falsify details will render themselves liable to disqualification from this scheme.

Oxfordshire County Council reserves the right to revoke or cancel any permit that is used in contravention of the conditions of use or to withdraw permits where it has been deemed that use of the permit was not for the purposes as intended by the scheme.

Conditions of use

  1. This permit must be placed against the windscreen inside the vehicle to which it applies. Please ensure all permit details can be clearly seen from the outside.
  2. The permit is only valid for use during the times and on the days shown on the permit.
  3. The vehicle may only be parked in Permit Parking and Residents Permit Parking Places only within the controlled parking zone shown on the permit.
  4. The vehicle must not be parked in such a manner as to cause an obstruction.
  5. The vehicle must be relocated if requested to do so by a Police Officer or Civil Enforcement Officer.
  6. The permit is not transferable and no refunds will be given for periods of unused time.
  7. The County Council reserves the right to inspect the vehicle named overleaf by an Authorised Officer or Authorised Agent of the County Council, at all reasonable times for the purposes of verifying the works and/or authenticity of the permit application.
  8. The permit remains the property of the County Council and must be surrendered to the County Council and/or the authorised agents of the County Council in accordance with the Order(s) associated with the issue of this permit.
  9. This dispensation does not authorise the vehicle to pass through entry prohibition

How we use your data

In this form, we ask for some personal information (such as name, address, postcode) in order to fulfil your request. This information is held securely and is only used to provide you with the service you have requested. Any processing of your information is carried out in line with the requirements of current data protection legislation. Further details about how we process personal data can be found in our Privacy notice.


Last reviewed
10 May 2018
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