Plan to waive charge for VED band A

We are planning to waive the charge of the first Resident Permit for vehicles in Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) band 'A'. Until we implement this change, we advise you to purchase your Resident Permit monthly. The cost of a permit for a second vehicle will remain unchanged. Please refer to the terms and conditions when purchasing a permit.

Parking permits

Parking permits are issued by Gloucestershire County Council. If you are a resident in a permit zone, and pay your own council tax, you are eligible for two parking permits and 50 visitor vouchers per year.

Apply for a resident permit

For all new permit applications please have you Council Tax reference number to hand.

Before making an application please read the terms and conditions as refunds cannot be given.

Apply online through MiPermit

You can also purchase visitor vouchers through MiPermitOpens new window

To apply for a carer permit please complete and return:
Carers permit application form

Current permit prices

Permit type


1st permit

£50 per year or
£4.17 monthly

2nd permit

£100 per year or  £8.34 monthly

Visitor Voucher (1 full calendar day)

£10 per set of 10 (£1 per voucher)

50 per household per year

Only one voucher required for a weekend (Saturday and Sunday)



Business permit


Business permit, Imperial Square, Cheltenham




'Eco' cars (Vehicle Excise Duty Band 'A'#)
& motorcycles under 600cc (reduced charge)
You can view a list of VED Band A cars hereOpens new window
To purchase a reduced charge permit you will need to contact 0333 123 5900

(1st permit)


The Council will remind the permit holder by email only when annual permits are due to expire; however it remains the permit holder's responsibility to renew in a timely manner.  Permit holders can check the status of the permit by logging into their on-line account or contacting MiPermit for further details.

Visitor Vouchers

Visitor Vouchers are virtual vouchers and can be used immediately. Visitor Vouchers apply for one calendar day, two days over Saturday, and Sundays, and are issued to a specific visiting vehicle.

Parking permits are issued via MiPermitOpens new window. If you are a resident in a permit zone, and pay your own council tax, you are eligible to purchase two parking permits and 50 visitors vouchers per year.

Waiver Permits

If you are conducting work in a permit area, you can apply to MiPermitOpens new window for a temporary waiver to the parking restrictions to allow you to park in the area while you carry out your work.

Apply for a temporary Parking Bay suspension

To apply for a parking places suspension telephone APCOA on 01452 521284.

Where does my Permit allow me to park?

Gloucestershire permit parking zones

If you run a business within a permit area, you are eligible for two business parking permits per business. These are paper permits for on street permit bays.

Before making an application for a business parking permit please read the Business Permit Terms & Conditions as refunds cannot be given.

  • To apply for a permit online, please go to: MiPermit
  • To apply for and purchase a permit by telephone, please call 0333 123 5900

Business Permit Prices (for on-street parking in permit bays)

Permit type Annual Cost
Business permit £250*
Business permit, Imperial Square, Cheltenham £850 

The Hotel Voucher scheme is designed to allow Hotels to book on-street parking for their guests on-line. There is a charge of £2 per day per vehicle and is limited to one vehicle per hotel room.  This scheme is available to Hotels & Guest Houses which are defined as being 'any premises offering overnight accommodation to visitors on a commercial basis from a business rated premises, or a holiday home let to persons on holiday'.

For further information or to register, please visit MiPermit

Hotel Vouchers Terms & Conditions

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