On street permits for NHS staff and Transport
Please note that both the NHS Home Vaccination Permit Scheme and the Gloucestershire County Council On Street NHS Permit Scheme (in Keynsham Road and College Road, Cheltenham) ended on 30th June 2021
Cheltenham Borough Council are offering free Key Worker parking in selected car parks.
Gloucester GWR car parks (Gloucester Train Station)
Staff with and NHS ID but no current GHFT car parking permit are welcome to use this offer. The car parks are situated at Gloucester station and permits can be obtained for 3 month free parking permit. Please note, availability of spaces are on a first come first served basis with a maximum of availability of 250 spaces on the Gloucester site.
Please follow the instructions on this document and
Park and ride for free at Arle Court Park and Ride (A40 by M5 junction 10) and use the 99 bus service to Cheltenham General Hospital or Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. From 6th April the 99 will serve Cheltenham Spa station...
Resident permits and visitor vouchers
Parking permits are issued by Gloucestershire County Council. If you are a resident in a permit zone, and you have a current council tax number then you are eligible for two parking permits and 50 visitor vouchers per year (see below).
Apply for a resident permit
The parking permit application will ask you to supply your council tax account number; you can find this on your council tax bill. Please note that to protect the information on your council tax account this number cannot be given to you over the telephone.
If you do not have a copy of your bill you can;
- Telephone or email your local council tax office on to request another copy to be posted to your property.
- Visit the council tax office to collect copy of your bill. Please note you will need to ensure that you take photo identification with you which confirms your address, a copy of your bill cannot be given to you without identification.
- If you have just moved in and need to register for council tax or notify a change of address, please contact your local council tax office.
If you have just moved in and need to register for council tax or notify a change of address, please contact your local council tax office. Alternatively, you can supply the following documents as evidence to obtain a temporary reference number (please note that this is not a council tax number) that can be used to apply for a parking permit via MiPermit;
- Tenancy agreement for the new property.
- Completion documents from a solicitor in relation to the new property.
- A utility bill (with the new address clearly printed on the bill).
- A new council tax liability form in relation to the new property.
- Bank statement (with the new address clearly printed on the statement).
Before making an application please read the permit terms and conditions.
Apply online through MiPermit
(Tel: 0333 123 5900)
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 (Tel: 0333 123 5900) for further details.
Visitor Vouchers are virtual vouchers and can be used immediately. Visitor Vouchers apply for one calendar day (Monday to Friday), two days over Saturday, and Sundays, and are issued to a specific visiting vehicle.
Visitor vouchers are available in blocks of 10 vouchers. A maximum of 50 visitor vouchers (5 blocks) may be purchased within any 12 month period.
Visitor vouchers may be purchased in one transaction of 50 (5 blocks), or as separate blocks of 10. A maximum of 5 blocks will be issued in any 12 month period.
Parking permits are issued via MiPermit (Tel: 0333 123 5900). If you are a resident in a permit zone, and pay your own council tax, you are eligible to purchase 50 visitors vouchers in any 12 month period.
Before making an application please read the visitor voucher terms and conditions as refunds for visitor vouchers cannot be given.
Cheltenham Railway Zone 14 – 12 hour Free Parking Vouchers
This scheme provides approximately 100 free long stay parking spaces on parts of Eldorado Road, Queens Road and Christ Church Road.
The free parking bays maybe used by non-residents via our Mipermit cashless parking system. This operates on a cashless stay basis where the parking tariff is £0.00. You may register your stay before parking by following the Mipermit link: www.wanttopark.com/gloucestershire
Alternatively, call the telephone number, 0345 5051155, which is stated on the signs on Eldorado Road, Queens Road and Christ Church Road and use the appropriate location.
A map and parking stay location details of the free parking bays maybe found here: Scheme Plan
Cheltenham Racecourse Resident Permits
A permanent order is now in place, which replaces the any previous temporary arrangements for racecourse parking. Each residential property within the Cheltenham Racecourse Permit Parking Zone R is eligible for a maximum of two resident permits to park on-street. Residents who previously registered for The Festival 2017 do not need to reapply for future The November and The Festival race meetings . Please amend your account if you have changed your vehicle. To make a new permit application or amend an existing one, apply here: MiPermit (Tel: 0333 123 5900). Please note that you cannot apply for Festival 2022 Racecourse Residents Permit until 2nd March 2022.
For additional information regarding local road closures and racecourse related parking please visit the Cheltenham Racecourse website.
Please click here for the permit reminder letter sent to all Zone R residents in Feb 2022
What are the dates of The Festival 2022?
|Tuesday 15th – Friday 18th March 2022, inclusive.|
How can I check if my property is within the zone and I am eligible for a Zone R permit?
Please click on the link below where you will find a map of the zone
Who is responsible for administering the permit scheme and how do I apply for a permit?
MiPermit process applications on behalf of Gloucestershire County Council. To apply, please
Visit MiPermit or alternatively telephone 0333 123 5900.
Please note that you cannot apply for this permit until 2nd March 2022.
I notice that signs have been placed on roads around the racecourse. Who has placed them?
|The signs are placed by a professional third party who are contracted by the racecourse management team to carry out these works.|
Are there going to be any road closures around the racecourse during the event?
For information about road closures, please follow the link below:
Why are these restrictions necessary during large events when most residents around the racecourse have their own off street parking?
|The restrictions ensure that routes are kept clear and safe for emergency vehicles, scheduled bus services and coaches. The restrictions assist with traffic flow and help with potential displacement issues that have been experienced by those living close to the racecourse in previous years.|
I already have a permit as I have applied for one previously, do I need to apply every year?
|If you haven’t changed your vehicle, you will not need to apply again. If you have changed your vehicle, please contact Mi permit to amend the details that they have for your vehicle.|
Will the restrictions that apply during the event be enforced?
|Regular patrols will be carried out by our team of Civil Enforcement Officers to ensure that cars are not parked where restrictions apply. The team will work closely with the police to ensure that routes are kept clear for emergency vehicles and to assist with traffic flow.|
Waiver permits and parking bay suspensions
If you are conducting work in a permit area, you can apply to MiPermit (Tel: 0333 123 5900) for a temporary waiver to the parking restrictions to allow you to park in the area where restrictions apply while you carry out your work.
You will have the choice to purchase 2 different types of permits. Firstly select the location that you need your waiver to apply. At each location you will have a choice of up to two different permit types which are detailed below.
Green Waiver Permits (in permitted parking areas) £20/day
These permits are for parking in unrestricted areas of the street (ie not on single or double yellow lines).
Green Waivers are valid for the location and period purchased for the following parking restrictions:-
- On-Street Pay & Display Bays
- Limited Waiting Bays
- Resident Parking Bays
Using a Green Waiver on any other parking restriction or location may result in a Penalty Charge Notice being issued.
Red Waiver Permits (in no waiting areas) £25/day
These permits are for parking in restricted areas of the street.
Red Waivers are valid for the location and period purchased for the following parking restrictions:-
- Single or Double Yellow Lines
- Loading Bays
- Areas with Loading Restrictions
- Pedestrian Areas
Once purchased Gloucestershire County Council Parking Team will review your request and make a decision based on availability. You will be informed via email of the council's decision. You must leave up to 10 working days to allow a decision to be reached.
Using a Red Waiver on any other parking restriction or location may result in a Penalty Charge Notice being issued.
The prices for Red and Green Waivers may be found in our Information Leaflet - Gloucestershire County Council Permit Schemes - Including new permit and voucher charges for April 2022.
Terms and Conditions Document can be found here.
Apply for a temporary Parking Bay suspension
To apply for a parking places suspension telephone NSL on 01452 937 137.
Professional organisations and non-professional carers (e.g. family members) are eligible for carer permits, free of charge. Proof that an individual requires care in their home will need to be supplied before a permit is issued.
Before making an application please read the carers permit terms and conditions
Business permits and hotel vouchers
If you run a business within a permit area, you are eligible for two business parking permits per business. These are digital permits for on-street permit bays which are valid for one year. To activate a permit parking stay, please go to: MiPermit
Before making an application please read the business permit terms and 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)
The prices for Business Permits may be found in our Information Leaflet - Gloucestershire County Council Permit Schemes - Including new permit and voucher charges for April 2022.
Terms and Conditions and prices can also found here.
The Hotel Voucher scheme is designed to allow Hotels to book on-street parking for their guests on-line. There is a charge per day per vehicle and the vouchers are 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'.
The prices for Hotel Vouchers may be found in our Information Leaflet - Gloucestershire County Council Permit Schemes - Including new permit and voucher charges for April 2022.
For further information or to register, please visit MiPermit (Tel: 0333 123 5900)
Once you have registered as an establishment and purchased vouchers you can log into your hotel account and allocate vehicle registrations for activation. The link to the hotel portal can be found here: MiPermit Hotel POD Login
Before making an application please read the hotel vouchers terms and conditions as refunds for hotel PODS cannot be given.
Permit Zone maps - Cheltenham
Permit Zone Maps - Cirencester
Permit Zone Maps - Gloucester
Permit Zone Maps - Lechlade, Stonehouse, Stroud, Tewkesbury
Pay or challenge parking penalties
- Gloucestershire County Council (PCNs with Prefix GD)
- Cotswold District Council (PCNs with Prefix ZD)
- Forest of Dean District Council (PCNs with Prefix FE)
- Gloucester City Council (PCNs with Prefix GO)
- Tewkesbury Borough Council (PCNs with Prefix TU)
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