West Berkshire Council

Resident Parking Permits

On-street resident parking permit scheme

Please note - we're phasing out the paper-based Resident Parking Permits and Visitor Parking  Permits and moving to Virtual Permits (using the same principle as the system that replaced the old vehicle tax discs).

You can apply online for Virtual Permits, and avoid the need to download, complete and return documents.
Paper permits will soon no longer be available.


West Berkshire Council operates on-street permit parking in doc icon residential zones and roads [60kb] where parking is in high demand.  The scheme enables residents to purchase parking permits which allow them to park in sections set aside for permit holders.

If you live in, or are about to move to, a property that falls within the scheme, you can apply using the residents parking permit application form.

Charges and supporting documents

The form must be completed and returned together with the £30 annual fee and required supporting documents, including the proofs of residency and vehicle ownership.

Please note that parking permits exempting residents from the pay and display restrictions in operation in Hungerford High Street and Park Terrace, Newbury have an annual fee of £70 per year.

Residential parking guidelines

Please note that:

  • Converted or newly built properties are not eligible to be part of the scheme
  • each permit will bear the vehicle registration - the permit is non-transferable
  • a maximum of two parking permits per household can be issued where no off-street parking is available
  • it's the resident's responsibility to renew their parking permit  - no reminders will be sent

Please see the full list of doc icon resident permit guidelines [64kb] and pdf icon proof of residency guidelines [41kb] for more information.

If you need to change the details on an existing permit, or you want to give up a permit for a refund, please refer to our guidance on pdf icon Amending or Surrendering a Resident Parking Permit [7kb].

Visitor Parking Permits

To enable guests and visitors to park during restricted periods, you may purchase visitor parking permits. These are available in books of five permits for £5. Two proofs of residency will be required for your first purchase.

Visitor parking permits can be purchased by completing the residents parking permit application form.

Please note that visitor parking permits are not available to residents of Hungerford High Street or Park Terrace, Newbury.

If you don't qualify for a resident parking permit, check our parking charges , or apply for a car park Season Ticket.

Who To Contact

West Berkshire Council's Parking Office

01635 519213