Residents' parking permit terms and conditions

Please note: A physical permit is no longer required if it is a vehicle specific permit. Visitor and Chorley permits will continue to be paper permits and must be displayed in the vehicle.

In each scheme, a street or a series of streets are called a parking zone. Within the zone a permit holder can park in the signed parking bays/streets for as long as required as long as a valid permit for the area is clearly displayed so that all the details are visible from the outside of the vehicle for the whole period that the vehicle is parked. 

Holders of permits issued for one zone cannot use that permit to park in another zone (please check the zone reference on the permit with the signs on the street). 

The permit cannot be used to park in limited waiting bays for longer than the specified time, nor can it be used on housing/private land.

Permits are only valid on passenger vehicles or goods vehicles not exceeding 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight or 1525 kilograms unladen weight or an invalid carriage. Vehicles must be less than 6 metres in length. Permits will not be issued to recovery vehicles.

Permits will be valid for a 12 month period from the date of issue.

The permit does not guarantee that a parking space will be available, nor does it guarantee that a resident will be able to park directly outside their house i.e. it does not reserve a specific space.

One free permit will be issued to blue badge holders who are resident within a scheme on receipt of a permit application and copy of both sides of the blue badge. This can be either a resident or visitor permit.

It is the driver's responsibility when parking to ensure that the vehicle is parked wholly within a parking place and the permit remains clearly visible for the duration of time the vehicle is parked.

Any attempt to alter any of the details will render the permit invalid and may result in a penalty charge notice being issued.

Where a vehicle specific permit is being applied for (resident permit) the vehicle must be registered at the property the permit is applied for (Chorley Scheme Exempt).  This does not apply to non-vehicle specific permits (visitor permit).

Business permits will only be issued to vehicles registered to the eligible address to assist with the operational duties.

For information regarding renewals please either email or telephone 0300 123 6713.

Change of vehicle

Should you change your vehicle or change an address that is also in a permit zone, then a new application will be required. The full permit charge will apply but the new permit will be valid for a further 12 months from date of issue.

Lost, damaged or stolen permits

Damaged, defaced, lost, stolen or destroyed permits will require an application for a new permit. The full permit charge will apply but the new permit will be valid for a further 12 months from date of issue.

Whilst waiting for a new or replacement permit you will not be eligible to park within the permit zone, therefore alternative parking should be sought.

No refund will be provided for surrendered or part used permits

If your permit requires replacing for any reason please note that a new application will be required and the full charge will be applicable.

A permit holder shall surrender a permit on the occurrence of any of the following and in such case the council may by notice in writing served on a permit holder withdraw a permit:

  • The permit holder ceasing to be a resident or occupier,
  • The permit holder ceasing to satisfy the criteria on which their application was approved,
  • The expiry of the period for which the permit was issued,

The permit is for the use of the named resident and/or their visitors, selling or renting of this permit is not permitted and may result in the permit being withdrawn (cancelled) and the resident being ineligible to hold/apply for a permit.

Failure to abide by the rules may result in the permit being withdrawn (cancelled) and/or a penalty.

Abuse of the permit scheme could result in your property being blacklisted from applying for permits. 

Continued use of a permit once cancelled will leave you liable to receive a penalty charge notice.

Lancashire County Council is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers, and to this end may use the information you have provided on any permit application for the prevention and detection of fraud. It may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes. Further information about the National Fraud Initiative can be found on Further information about the National Fraud Initiative.

New schemes amendments to resident parking schemes

If you would like any amendments to a resident parking scheme or would like a new scheme on your street to be considered please email . Parking services staff are unable to assist which such queries.