Parking permit terms and conditions

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Contents

Residents 1st and 2nd Permit, Business, Charity/Community Agency, Foreign Registered, Discretionary Resident, Discretionary Business

Visitor Permits, Discretionary Visitor and Business Visitor Permits

Healthcare Professional

Medical Practitioner

Tradesperson’s Permit

Landlord

Special Vehicle Access Annual Permit

Temporary

Emergency Cover

Teacher

Carer

Chester Street Car Park Parking Permit

Residents 1st and 2nd Permit, Business, Charity/Community Agency, Foreign Registered, Discretionary Resident, Discretionary Business

Reading Borough Council is a Data Controller under the General Data Protection Regulations. We hold the information given to us for the residents’ parking scheme for specific purpose of processing and managing the residents parking scheme only. Under the GDPR any information you provide may be disclosed to other organisations in order for this local authority to perform its duty to protect public funds it administers, and to this end may use the information you have provided for prevention and detection of fraud. It may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes.

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Conditions on the issue of permits

  • Permit must be displayed clearly in the windscreen of the vehicle when parking in the permit zone. Signs on the street display the code for your zone that must match that on your permit.
  • The permit does not guarantee a parking place but gives permission to park in the zone stated until the permit expires.
  • I confirm the vehicle is below 5.3 metres long and/or 2.25 metres high (unless applying for a discretionary permit and reasons stated why vehicle over size)
  • I confirm if the permit is lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed to inform the Council immediately so the permit can be cancelled. I understand a duplicate can be issued at a fee of £40.
  • I understand if I change vehicle or any of the details change a replacement permit will be issued, provided proof of vehicle ownership is supplied.
  • I understand that if I change address, I will return the permit for cancellation as the Council will not be able to issue new permits for an address unless notified.
  • The permits are valid for 12 months; it will be your responsibility to renew/re-apply for the permit, as reminders may not be sent.

Full information on all parking matters.

Declaration

I declare that the information given in this application is true and correct.

I understand that the Council may contact me about this application, permit or permit scheme by post, telephone, text message or e-mail.

Visitor Permits, Discretionary Visitor and Business Visitor Permits

Reading Borough Council is a Data Controller under the General Data Protection Regulations. We hold the information given to us for the residents’ parking scheme for specific purpose of processing and managing the residents parking scheme only.

Under the GDPR any information you provide may be disclosed to other organisations in order for this local authority to perform its duty to protect public funds it administers, and to this end may use the information you have provided for prevention and detection of fraud. It may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes.

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If you change address, you MUST return the permit(s) for cancellation – we cannot issue new permits for an address unless we know you have moved.

Conditions on the use/issue of permits

Permit must be displayed clearly in the windscreen of the vehicle when parking in the permit zone. Signs on the street display the code for your zone that must match that on your permit.

  • The permit does not guarantee a parking place but gives permission to park in the zone stated until the permit expires.
  • I confirm if the permit is lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed to inform the Council immediately so the permit can be cancelled. I understand a duplicate can be issued at a fee of £40.
  • I understand that if I change address, I will return the permit for cancellation as the Council will not be able to issue new permits for an address unless notified.
  • The permits are valid for 12 months; it will be your responsibility to renew/re-apply for the permit, as reminders may not be sent.
  • The permit is only valid in the Permit Holder parking bays within the Residents Parking Scheme specified on the front of the permit. Failure to display a valid permit or displaying a permit incorrectly may result in a Penalty Charge Notice being issued.
  • The permit must be clearly displayed in accordance with the instructions as set out on the permits.
  • Only ONE time period, ONE month, ONE date and ONE year to be scratched off on each permit.
  • The permit is invalid if more than one TIME PERIOD/MONTH/DATE/YEAR panel has been scratched off.
  • The permit is invalid without a vehicle registration number written in the panel on the front of the permit.
  • The permits are not refundable or exchangeable.
  • The permit does not guarantee the holder a space or unrestricted right to a space.
    Permit is only valid for the period and date shown.
    The AM period applied from 8am to 2pm.
    The PM period applied from 2pm to 10am the following day to allow for overnight visitors.
  • The permit is only valid in the zone specified on the front of the permit.

Full information on all parking matters.

Declaration

I declare that the information given in this application is true and correct.

I understand that the Council may contact me about this application, permit or permit scheme by post, telephone, text message or e-mail.

Healthcare Professional

Reading Borough Council is a Data Controller under the General Data Protection Regulations. We hold the information given to us for the residents’ parking scheme for specific purpose of processing and managing the residents parking scheme only. Under the GDPR any information you provide may be disclosed to other organisations in order for this local authority to perform its duty to protect public funds it administers, and to this end may use the information you have provided for prevention and detection of fraud. It may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes.

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Conditions on the issue of permits

  • Permit must be displayed clearly in the windscreen of the vehicle when parking in the permit zone.
  • The permit does not guarantee a parking place but gives permission to park in the permit zones until the permit expires.
  • I understand that if I cease working in the Healthcare Profession and/or Practice the permit was issued to, I will return the permit for cancellation.
  • The permits are valid for 12 months; it will be my responsibility to re-apply for the permit, as reminders may not be sent.
  • I confirm the vehicle is below 5.3 metres long and/or 2.25 metres high
  • I confirm if the permit is lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed to inform the Council immediately so the permit can be cancelled. I understand a duplicate can be issued at a fee of £40.
  • I understand if I change vehicle or any of the details change a replacement permit will be issued, provided proof of vehicle ownership is supplied.
  • This permit is issued to assist you to visit patients in streets within permit parking zones. They are only valid to visit a patient in their home located within a permit zone.
  • The permit is valid for all zones solely for use in pursuit of professional duties as explained above (except for parking in permit zone TC4).
  • A Healthcare Professional permit is not valid for use while you are working at or visiting your practice or usual place of work or for other activities such as taking a patient shopping/going to doctor’s appointments. Abuse of these conditions may result in the permit being withdrawn.
  • A Healthcare Professional permit is not valid for use if you live in a Resident permit zone – you must apply for a resident permit to park in your permit zone.
  • Without a valid permit ON DISPLAY in the vehicle you are not entitled to park in permit parking spaces.
  • This permit does not allow you to park in contravention of any other traffic restrictions, for example yellow lines.
  • The Healthcare Professional Permits are not allowed to park in the doctor’s permit bays

Full information on all parking matters.

Declaration

I declare that the information given in this application is true and correct.

I understand that the Council may contact me about this application, permit or permit scheme by post, telephone, text message or e-mail.

Medical Practitioner

Reading Borough Council is a Data Controller under the General Data Protection Regulations. We hold the information given to us for the residents’ parking scheme for specific purpose of processing and managing the residents parking scheme only. Under the GDPR any information you provide may be disclosed to other organisations in order for this local authority to perform its duty to protect public funds it administers, and to this end may use the information you have provided for prevention and detection of fraud. It may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes.

View our full privacy notice

Conditions on the issue of permits

  • Permit must be displayed clearly in the windscreen of the vehicle when parking in the permit zone.
  • The permit does not guarantee a parking place but gives permission to park in the permit zones until the permit expires.
  • I understand that if I cease working as a Medical Practitioner and/or Practice the permit was issued to, I will return the permit for cancellation.
  • The permits are valid for 12 months; it will be my responsibility to re-apply for the permit, as reminders may not be sent.
  • I confirm the vehicle is below 5.3 metres long and/or 2.25 metres high
  • I confirm if the permit is lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed to inform the Council immediately so the permit can be cancelled. I understand a duplicate can be issued at a fee of £40.
  • I understand if I change vehicle or any of the details change a replacement permit will be issued provided proof of vehicle ownership is supplied.
  • This permit is issued to assist you to visit patients in streets within permit parking zones. They are only valid to visit a patient in their home located within a permit zone.
  • The permit is valid for all zones solely for use in pursuit of professional duties as explained above (except for parking in permit zone TC4).
  • A Medical Practitioner permit is not valid for use if you also live within a Resident permit zone, you must apply for a resident permit for your home. Abuse of these conditions may result in the permit being withdrawn.
  • Without a valid permit ON DISPLAY in the vehicle you are not entitled to park in permit parking spaces.
  • This permit does not allow you to park in contravention of any other traffic restrictions, for example yellow lines.
  • The Medical Practitioner permit allows parking in the marked doctor’s permit bays.
    Full information on all parking matters can be found at: www.reading.gov.uk

Declaration

I declare that the information given in this application is true and correct.

I understand that the Council may contact me about this application, permit or permit scheme by post, telephone, text message or e-mail.

Tradesperson’s Permit

Reading Borough Council is a Data Controller under the General Data Protection Regulations. We hold the information given to us for the residents’ parking scheme for specific purpose of processing and managing the residents parking scheme only. Under the GDPR any information you provide may be disclosed to other organisations in order for this local authority to perform its duty to protect public funds it administers, and to this end may use the information you have provided for prevention and detection of fraud. It may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes.

View our full privacy notice

Conditions on the issue of permits

  • Tradesperson permits are issued on an ‘all zones’ basis.
  • Permit must be displayed clearly in the windscreen of the vehicle when parking in the permit zone.
  • The permit does not guarantee a parking place but gives permission to park in the permit zones until the permit expires.
  • I understand that if I cease working as a Tradesperson and/or at the Business the permit was issued to, I will return the permit for cancellation.
  • The permits are valid for 12 months; it will be my responsibility to re-apply for the permit, as reminders may not be sent.
  • I confirm the vehicle is below 5.3 metres long and/or 2.25 metres high
  • I confirm if the permit is lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed to inform the Council immediately so the permit can be cancelled. I understand a duplicate can be issued at a fee of £40.
  • I understand if I change vehicle or any of the details change a replacement permit will be issued provided proof of vehicle ownership and proof of business use is provided.
  • All Permits are issued solely for the purpose of carrying out business at premises within permit parking zones.
  • The permit must be clearly displayed in the vehicle along with the wipe clean card stating the address at which business is taking place.
  • They are NOT valid for visiting or working at the applicant’s business address if located in a permit parking zone.
  • They are NOT valid for parking on other restrictions e.g. yellow lines.
  • Abuse of these conditions may result in withdrawal of the permit and may also result in the issue of a penalty charge notice.
  • The permit is not valid in permit zone TC4.

Full information on all parking matters.

Declaration

I declare that the information given in this application is true and correct.

I understand that the Council may contact me about this application, permit or permit scheme by post, telephone, text message or e-mail.

Landlord


Reading Borough Council is a Data Controller under the General Data Protection Regulations. We hold the information given to us for the residents’ parking scheme for specific purpose of processing and managing the residents parking scheme only. Under the GDPR any information you provide may be disclosed to other organisations in order for this local authority to perform its duty to protect public funds it administers, and to this end may use the information you have provided for prevention and detection of fraud. It may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes.

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  • Landlord permits are issued on an ‘all zones’ basis.
  • Permit must be displayed clearly in the windscreen of the vehicle when parking in the permit zone.
  • The permit does not guarantee a parking place but gives permission to park in the permit zones until the permit expires.
  • I understand that if I am no longer a Landlord of the properties the permit was issued for, I will return the permit for cancellation.
  • The permits are valid for 12 months; it will be my responsibility to re-apply for the permit, as reminders may not be sent.
  • I confirm the vehicle is below 5.3 metres long and/or 2.25 metres high
  • I confirm if the permit is lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed to inform the Council immediately so the permit can be cancelled. I understand a duplicate can be issued at a fee of £40.
  • I understand if I change vehicle or any of the details change a replacement permit will be issued provided proof of vehicle ownership and proof of business use is provided.
  • All Permits are issued solely for the purpose of carrying out business at premises within permit parking zones.
  • The permit must be clearly displayed in the vehicle along with the wipe clean card stating the address at which business is taking place.
  • They are NOT valid for visiting or working at the applicant’s business address if located in a permit parking zone.
  • They are NOT valid for parking on other restrictions e.g. yellow lines.
  • Abuse of these conditions may result in withdrawal of the permit and may also result in the issue of a penalty charge notice.
  • The permit is not valid in permit zone TC4.

Full information on all parking matters.

Declaration

I declare that the information given in this application is true and correct.

I understand that the Council may contact me about this application, permit or permit scheme by post, telephone, text message or e-mail.

Special Vehicle Access Annual Permit

Reading Borough Council is a Data Controller under the General Data Protection Regulations. We hold the information given to us for the residents’ parking scheme for specific purpose of processing and managing the residents parking scheme only. Under the GDPR any information you provide may be disclosed to other organisations in order for this local authority to perform its duty to protect public funds it administers, and to this end may use the information you have provided for prevention and detection of fraud. It may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes.

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  • Permit must be displayed clearly in the windscreen of the vehicle.
  • The permit allows ACCESS only; it is not a parking permit
  • The permit is only valid for access into the Zone specified on the permit
  • I understand that if I move, I will return the permit for cancellation.
  • The permits are valid for 12 months; it will be my responsibility to re-apply for the permit, as reminders may not be sent.
  • I confirm the vehicle is below 5.3 metres long and/or 2.25 metres high
  • I confirm if the permit is lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed to inform the Council immediately so the permit can be cancelled. I understand a duplicate can be issued at a fee of £40.
  • I understand if I change vehicle or any of the details change a replacement permit will be issued provided proof of vehicle ownership is supplied.

Full information on all parking matters.

Declaration

I declare that the information given in this application is true and correct.
I understand that the Council may contact me about this application, permit or permit scheme by post, telephone, text message or e-mail.

Temporary

Reading Borough Council is a Data Controller under the General Data Protection Regulations. We hold the information given to us for the residents’ parking scheme for specific purpose of processing and managing the residents parking scheme only. Under the GDPR any information you provide may be disclosed to other organisations in order for this local authority to perform its duty to protect public funds it administers, and to this end may use the information you have provided for prevention and detection of fraud. It may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes.

View our full privacy notice

Conditions on the issue of permits

  • Permit must be displayed clearly in the windscreen of the vehicle when parking in the permit zone. Signs on the street display the code for your zone that must match that on your permit.
  • The permit does not guarantee a parking place but gives permission to park in the zone stated until the permit expires.
  • I confirm the vehicle is below 5.3 metres long and/or 2.25 metres high (unless applying for a discretionary permit and reasons stated why vehicle over size)
  • I confirm if the permit is lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed to inform the Council immediately so the permit can be cancelled. I understand a duplicate can be issued at a fee of £40.
  • The permits are valid for 8 weeks (or until the date scratched off); it will be your responsibility to apply for a full residents permit before the expiry date (minimum 28 days before permit expires).
  • The permit is only valid in the Permit Holder parking bays within the Residents Parking Scheme specified on the front of the permit. Failure to display a valid permit or displaying a permit incorrectly may result in a Penalty Charge Notice being issued.
  • The permit must be clearly displayed in accordance with the instructions as set out on the permits.
  • Only ONE month, ONE date and ONE year to be scratched off on each permit.
  • The permit is invalid if more than one MONTH/DATE/YEAR panel has been scratched off.
  • The permit is invalid without a vehicle registration number, zone specified or permit number written in the relevant box.
  • The permits are not refundable or exchangeable.
  • The permit is only valid in the zone specified on the front of the permit.

Full information on all parking matters.

Declaration

I declare that the information given in this application is true and correct.

I understand that the Council may contact me about this application, permit or permit scheme by post, telephone, text message or e-mail.

Emergency Cover

Reading Borough Council is a Data Controller under the General Data Protection Regulations. We hold the information given to us for the residents’ parking scheme for specific purpose of processing and managing the residents parking scheme only. Under the GDPR any information you provide may be disclosed to other organisations in order for this local authority to perform its duty to protect public funds it administers, and to this end may use the information you have provided for prevention and detection of fraud. It may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes.

View our full privacy notice

Conditions on the issue of permits

  • Permit must be displayed clearly in the windscreen of the vehicle when parking in the permit zone. Signs on the street display the code for your zone that must match that on your permit.
  • The permit does not guarantee a parking place but gives permission to park in the zone stated until the permit expires.
  • I confirm the vehicle is below 5.3 metres long and/or 2.25 metres high (unless applying for a discretionary permit and reasons stated why vehicle over size)
  • I confirm if the permit is lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed to inform the Council immediately so the permit can be cancelled. I understand a duplicate can be issued at a fee of £40.
  • The permits are valid for one week (7 days);
  • The permit is only valid in the Permit Holder parking bays within the Residents Parking Scheme specified on the front of the permit. Failure to display a valid permit or displaying a permit incorrectly may result in a Penalty Charge Notice being issued.
  • The permit must be clearly displayed in accordance with the instructions as set out on the permits.
  • The permits are not refundable or exchangeable.
  • The permit is only valid in the zone specified on the front of the permit.

Full information on all parking matters.

Declaration

I declare that the information given in this application is true and correct.

I understand that the Council may contact me about this application, permit or permit scheme by post, telephone, text message or e-mail.

Teacher

Reading Borough Council is a Data Controller under the General Data Protection Regulations. We hold the information given to us for the residents’ parking scheme for specific purpose of processing and managing the residents parking scheme only. Under the GDPR any information you provide may be disclosed to other organisations in order for this local authority to perform its duty to protect public funds it administers, and to this end may use the information you have provided for prevention and detection of fraud. It may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes.

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Conditions on the issue of permits

  • Permit must be displayed clearly in the windscreen of the vehicle when parking in the permit zone. Signs on the street display the code for your zone that must match that on your permit.
  • The permit does not guarantee a parking place but gives permission to park in the zone stated until the permit expires.
  • I confirm that I am employed by the school as a Teacher, Trainee Teacher or Teaching Assistant as per the rules.
  • I confirm the vehicle is below 5.3 metres long and/or 2.25 metres high (unless applying for a discretionary permit and reasons stated why vehicle over size)
  • I confirm if the permit is lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed to inform the Council immediately so the permit can be cancelled. I understand a duplicate can be issued at a fee of £40.
  • I understand if I change vehicle or any of the details change a replacement permit will be issued provided proof of vehicle ownership is supplied.
  • I understand that if I change address, I will return the permit for cancellation as the Council will not be able to issue new permits for an address unless notified.
  • The permits are valid for 12 months; it will be your responsibility to renew/re-apply for the permit, as reminders may not be sent.
  • The parking permits are restricted to term time only parking, between 7am and 8pm.

Full information on all parking matters.

Declaration

I declare that the information given in this application is true and correct.

I understand that the Council may contact me about this application, permit or permit scheme by post, telephone, text message or e-mail.

Carer

Reading Borough Council is a Data Controller under the General Data Protection Regulations. We hold the information given to us for the residents’ parking scheme for specific purpose of processing and managing the residents parking scheme only. Under the GDPR any information you provide may be disclosed to other organisations in order for this local authority to perform its duty to protect public funds it administers, and to this end may use the information you have provided for prevention and detection of fraud. It may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes.

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Conditions on the use/issue of permits

  • Permit must be displayed clearly in the windscreen of the carer’s vehicle when parking in the permit zone. Signs on the street display the code for your zone that must match that on your permit.
  • The permit does not guarantee a parking place but gives permission to park in the zone stated until the permit expires.
  • The permit will be kept at your household and given to your carer on arrival.
  • I confirm the vehicle(s) is/are below 5.3 metres long and/or 2.25 metres high (unless applying for a discretionary permit and reasons stated why vehicle over size)
  • I confirm if the permit is lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed to inform the Council immediately so the permit can be cancelled. I understand a duplicate can be issued at a fee of £40.
  • I understand if I change vehicle or any of the details change a replacement permit will be issued provided proof of vehicle ownership is supplied.
  • I understand that if I change address, I will return the permit for cancellation as the Council will not be able to issue new permits for an address unless notified.
  • The permits are valid for 12 months; it will be your responsibility to renew/re-apply for the permit, as reminders may not be sent.

Full information on all parking matters.

Declaration

I declare that the information given in this application is true and correct.

I understand that the Council may contact me about this application, permit or permit scheme by post, telephone, text message or e-mail.

Chester Street Car Park Parking Permit

Reading Borough Council is a Data Controller under the General Data Protection Regulations. We hold the information given to us for the residents’ parking scheme for specific purpose of processing and managing the residents parking scheme only. Under the GDPR any information you provide may be disclosed to other organisations in order for this local authority to perform its duty to protect public funds it administers, and to this end may use the information you have provided for prevention and detection of fraud. It may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes.

View our full privacy notice

Conditions on the issue of permits

  • Permit must be displayed clearly in the windscreen of the vehicle when parking in the permit bay so that it can be seen and read clearly from outside of the vehicle.
  • This permit is ONLY valid for the Chester Street Car Park permit holder’s bays.
  • This permit is NOT VALID in the Disabled or Pay and Display bays in the Chester Street car park.
  • I confirm if the permit is lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed to inform the Council immediately so the permit can be cancelled. I understand a duplicate can be issued at a fee of £40.
  • I understand that if I change address, I will return the permit for cancellation as the Council will not be able to issue new permits for an address unless notified.
  • The permits are valid for 12 months; it will be your responsibility to renew/re-apply for the permit, as reminders may not be sent.

Full information on all parking matters.

Declaration

I declare that the information given in this application is true and correct.

I understand that the Council may contact me about this application, permit or permit scheme by post, telephone, text message or e-mail.