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Parking zone permits for residents and businesses

A permit to protect parking for residents and businesses within a CPZ, although it doesn't guarantee a parking space

Before you start

To be eligible, your address needs to be in a parking zone and your vehicle registered to that address.

Find find out if your address is within a parking zone and if the parking zone's operational hours are relevant to the time you wish to be parked in the zone.  Use the online application to assist you in finding your postcode to find out if your address is within a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ).

How it works

The holder is allowed to park their vehicle (car, invalid carriage, or goods vehicle) in permit holder and shared use bays in the permit zone during operational hours. Permits are non-transferable, so if there are several vehicles in your household, apply for a shared permit.

Please note only the vehicle quoted on the permit will be able to park without restriction within the CPZ at any one time.

Blue Badge holders do not require a permit to park in permit holder or shared use bays.


Business owners can buy permits for vehicles essential for running their business eg delivery vehicles. They are not issued to get staff to and from work.

Please note that a business permit is not a loading permit and any loading or waiting restrictions will apply.

    How much it costs

    Cost of permits for controlled parking zones
    Type of permitCharge
    Resident parking permit or shared permit£30 per annum
    Business permit£60 per annum
    Special permit for health and care workersFree
    Replacement or amended permit£5.20

    No refunds are given for any unused periods.

    How to apply

    Apply online using the button below. You can apply for up to two permits. Please ensure you read the information booklet below before applying so you are aware of the full eligibility criteria and terms and conditions of the permit. 

    You will need to make sure that the applicant and vehicle details are correctly inputted during the application correctly, as there will be an amendment fee of £5.20 for any errors made.

    Please allow up to 5 working days to process your application. After we've reviewed and authorised your application, you'll receive an email explaining how to make payment and activate your permit. 

    Your permit will not be valid until payment is made.

    Received your parking permit authorisation email?

    What do I need to provide with my application?

    You must provide a valid email address and submit proof of address and proof of vehicle ownership. Documents must be in the same name as your application and if you're providing bills or bank statements, these should be recent examples no more than six months old. Both documents must show your address within the controlled zone. A full list of accepted documents can be found in the information leaflets below.

    Please note, we do not accept mobile phone bills as a proof of address.

    For vehicles purchased in the last three months, you'll need to submit either:

    • the receipt of the sale or the new keeper supplement
    • your insurance document showing the vehicle registration, with the permit applicant's name and address (this is usually the insurance schedule)

    For company vehicles, we need:

    • a letter from your company on headed paper confirming that the vehicle is owned or leased by the company and you are the sole user
    • the official log book (V document or lease document confirming the company as the owner of the vehicle

    Permit Amendments

    You will need to supply proof of ownership of the new vehicle, any one of the following documents will be accepted:

    • A copy of your vehicle registration document, registered to you at your CPZ address
    • Hire / leasing agreement in your name and CPZ address

    Company vehicles

    • you must submit a letter on headed paper from your company secretary or a senior company representative confirming that the vehicle is owned or leased by the company and that you, the employee is the sole keeper or user of the vehicle.
    • you will also need to supply a copy of the vehicle registration document if the company owns the vehicle, or a copy of the hire/lease agreement if the company leases the vehicle.

    Payment of £5.20 will be required, your application will not be considered unless you complete the payment section of the application.

    Please note that your permit is not valid until you have received email confirmation that the amendment has been completed.

    Amend the vehicle registration

    Special permit for health and care workers

    The application must be made by the resident and  supported by medical or other appropriate evidence. You do not need to submit proof of vehicle ownership.

    Courtesy cars

    If you're going to be using a courtesy car for less than a week, please Contact us so we can arrange to issue a temporary permit.

    If you're going to be using a courtesy car for longer than a week use the parking permit amendment form.

    Information leaflets

    Icon for pdf Zone A1 - Folkestone Town Centre [324.01KB]

    Icon for pdf Zone A2 - The Bayle [168.33KB]

    Icon for pdf Zone B - Folkestone West [146.45KB]

    Icon for pdf Zone C1 - Folkestone Harbour [232.32KB]

    Icon for pdf Zone C2 - The Stade [145.55KB]

    Icon for pdf Zone D1 - Chilham Road [146.24KB]

    Icon for pdf Zone E - Guildhall North [146.15KB]

    Icon for pdf Zone F - East Folkestone [322.26KB]

    Icon for pdf Zone F1 East Folkestone [146.76KB]

    Icon for pdf Zone G [145.33KB]

    Icon for pdf Zone H - Clifton Gardens / Earls Avenue [319.33KB]

    Icon for pdf Zone S - Sandgate [145.88KB]

    CPZ operational hours
    ZoneMapOperational hoursExclusions
    A1 8am - 6pm 
    A2 8am - 6pm 
    BZone B Map9am - 11amWeekends, Bank and Public Holidays
    C1 8am - 6pm 
    C2 8am - 8pm 
    D1 8am - 8pm 
    EParking Zone E map8am - 6pmSunday, Bank and Public Holidays
    FZone F Map8am - 6pm 
    G 8am - 8.pm 
    H 8am - 8pm 
    SParking Zone S map8am - 6pm 

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