CPZ permits and how they work

Explains what CPZ parking permits are, who qualifies to use them, how much permits cost,  how often they need to be renewed, how many you can apply for, where and when you can park with a permit, where to display a permit, returning disused permits and steps the council takes to prevent misuse of permits. 

What are CPZ parking permits?

A CPZ parking permit allows authorised drivers to park vehicles in restricted, marked areas in certain traffic-congested towns in the East Riding. Take a look at the CPZ locations.

Only certain people are allowed a permit, which they have to pay for, and all paper permits must be display on their vehicle. However, all virtual permits are kept electronically and you will not receive a paper permit.:

Who is allowed a CPZ permit?


Residents currently living in a CPZ and who meet all of the following criteria can obtain a parking permit for a period of one year at a time:

  • you spend at least four nights a week at your home* in a CPZ
  • the V5C Vehicle Registration Certificate (log book) shows your name and address in the CPZ area or your company name or the name of a hire company
  • your vehicle is a car, van or motorcycle.

* Your 'home' does not include a bed or makeshift bedroom in the back of an office or shop. A home is defined as a unique address where a group or family live together. Each separately addressed flat in the same building would be classed as a home and qualify for individual permits.

 You will not qualify for a resident parking permit if any of the following apply:

  • you own a property in the CPZ  but live elsewhere
  • you work in the CPZ  but live elsewhere
  • you are a tourist
  • you are a member of staff or a guest in a hotel
  • you are domestic staff but live outside the CPZ
  • you want to supervise builders in a property you plan to move in to
  • the vehicle is not registered with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) at an address within the CPZ
  • you borrow or share a vehicle. 

Find out how you can apply for/renew a resident's parking permit and  how much a resident's parking permits costs.


There are parking permits available to individual carers and agency or group service provider carers. If you receive care and you live within a CPZ you can also obtain a parking permit to hand to your carers as and when they arrive at your property to administer care. 

Find out how to apply for a carer's permit and how much a carer's permit costs


The council provides virtual parking permits for residents within CPZs who receive visitors. These are issued in bundles of permits valid for 35 individual days and each household is entitled to ten bundles a year. 

The residents must select the required registration by login on to the virtual permit system to stipulate which registration the permit applies to at any given time, and activate the required amount of permits to cover the parking period through your MiPermit account.  

Find out how to buy virtual visitors permits and how much a virtual visitor permit costs


Permits are available when it is essential that contractors’ vehicles are parked close by, to allow access to heavy tools and other bulky equipment throughout the day whilst working at properties or businesses within the CPZ. 

Find out how to apply for a contractor's permit and how much a contractor's permit costs

Blue badge holders

Disabled badge holders do not require a virtual residents permit and can park in resident permit holder bays and time-limited bays, Blue Badge holders may park for free and without time limit. You must display the Blue Badge and follow the general parking rules for blue badge holders

Foreign plate vehicles 

If you have a vehicle that is registered abroad you may apply for a 3-month temporary permit, however, in order to apply for a full resident parking permit, your vehicle must be registered in the UK.

Please use the application form below to apply for a 3-month temporary permit: 

Foreign plate temporary parking permit (pdf 82kb) 


If you own a motorbike or moped you will require a virtual residents parking permit.

You will not receive a paper permit, your permit will be valid from the start date/time selected when completing the form on your MiPermit account.

How often do I need to renew my parking permit?

It depends on which type of permit you have:  

Permit type
Permit length
Resident's CPZ*
Contractor's CPZ permit
Either daily, weekly, monthly or annually
Carer's CPZ permit
Visitor's CPZ permit (virtual) 
Each individual visitor permit is valid from the time of activation until 10am the following day.     
Permit renewal periods

 * A reminder will be sent two weeks before your resident's permit is due to expire via email. Please note: A valid email address is required on your MiPermit account, in order to receive this service. 

 Read about renewing your permit and permit costs.

How many CPZ permits can I apply for?

Residents living in the Beverley CPZ area, may apply for two permits per household. In addition, the MiPermit virtual (paperless) permit system will enable you to change your vehicle registrations as many times as you require. 

However, only one vehicle registration will be valid per permit, residents must select the required registration by login on to the virtual permit system to activate the required registration the permit applies to at any given time, through your Mipermit account. 

Residents that require two vehicles to be parked at the same time within the CPZ area will be able to purchase a second permit.

Where and when can I park with a CPZ permit?

A resident parking permit is only valid within the town where you live which will be displayed on your permit. If you have a valid CPZ resident parking permit, you can park in any bay/space within the CPZ, displaying "Except Resident Permit Holders" or "Resident Permit Holders" on the bay signs. 

Please note: in Bridlington you must park in either Zone A or Zone B as indicated on your permit. 

You must ensure you:

  • do not 'reserve' a specific parking place for your own vehicle near your house
  • park your vehicle so that the wheels are within the parking bay (marked by white dashed lines)
  • don't park a trailer or caravan in a resident parking bay. Anything other than a motor vehicle is not allowed to be parked on the street.

Please note: having a parking permit does not guarantee that you will have a parking space.

Where do I display my CPZ permit?

For all paper parking permits

You must secure your permit on the passenger side of the vehicle’s windscreen so that all the details are clearly visible. You are responsible for making sure that the permit can be seen clearly at all times. 

Motorcycle permits must be kept in a safe place (inside your home, not on the motorcycle itself) but have it available to produce on the request of a Civil Enforcement Officer.

Please note: If it is not clearly displayed, you may receive a Penalty Charge Notice.

For all virtual parking permits (MiPermit)

Please note: you will not receive a paper permit as the virtual permit system (MiPermit) is paperless and permits are kept electronically.

What happens if I no longer need, or qualify for, my CPZ permit?

If you no longer need your permit (eg you no longer have a vehicle), or are no longer eligible for a permit (eg you move house).

  • Virtual permits must be cancelled on your account. If you do not cancel your permit, you will be breaking the rules of the Controlled Parking Permit Scheme and committing an offence.

 If you have any questions or need any help with cancelling your permit on your Mipermit account please telephone the virtual permit helpline on 0345 520 7007.

These calls cost the same as a national rate call and when called from a mobile phone will be included in your minutes package (if applicable).

  • Paper permits must be returned to the Permits Office. If you do not cancel your permit, you will be breaking the rules of the Controlled Parking Permit Scheme and committing an offence.

Return paper permits to the following address:

PO Box 299 
HU17 6FH.


Refunds will not be given under any circumstances.

How do you stop people misusing CPZ permits?

Fake/copied parking permits can be identified easily due to their lack of a design detail such as the hologram on a valid permit. Certain evidence must be provided to obtain a parking permit.

Details of the evidence requirements can be obtained through the relevant parking permit’s guidance notes.

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