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Parking permits

Darlington Borough Council offer two types of permits:

  1. Resident permits - for residents who live in permit holder zones
  2. Business permits - for tradespeople who need to park in restricted areas whilst carrying out works

See full terms and conditions.

Residents permits

There are 16 residents permit zones located in Darlington. A fee is payable within most of the zones and permits are only available to people who live in the streets located within the zones. Permits are virtual e-permits unless stated otherwise. There are three types of residents permits.

  1. Residents standard permit - a permit for a vehicle that you park at your address.
  2. Temporary permit - a one-off 3 month permit. This permit is if you have just moved address or bought a new vehicle and as yet the vehicle is not yet registered at the new address.. You will still need to provide proof you own the vehicle such as a sales invoice from the place of purchase.
  3. Transferrable permit - a paper permit which can be used in different vehicles. This is for residents who regularly use hire cars or different vehicles for work. You will need to provide a letter from your employer to confirm this.

If you are a tradesperson working at a resident’s home and there is no alternative parking, you can purchase £5, 24-hour parking waivers to enable you to park in the permit bay.

We do not issue visitor permits as there are areas of either unrestricted, limited time or pay and display parking available for non-permit holders in every street within every zone. 

In exceptional circumstances, a one-off temporary 3-month permit may be issued to a relative of a resident if they are required to care for them. Evidence may be required, and a charge is applicable. These will be considered on an individual basis. For more information please email [email protected].

Proofs of ID

Permit applications are made online. You will need to provide proof of residency and proof of vehicle ownership.

You will need to upload documents that provide proof of residency (dated within the last 6 months) and vehicle ownership, instructions on how to do so are on the online permit application.

If you have a company vehicle you will need to provide proof of residency and a letter from your employer that you are the main user of the vehicle and it is parked overnight at your property.

If you have a lease vehicle you will need to provide proof of residency and the leasing agreement that states your name, address and vehicle registration. If the lease agreement does not state the vehicle registration then a separate letter from the leasing company will also be required showing the specific vehicle that is leased to you.

How much does it cost?

Payment for your permit is required up front. You can pay online with a debit or credit card.

  • 12 months permit - £40
  • 6 months permit - £24
  • 3 months temporary permit - £12 (one off issue)

Where can I park?

Your street will be listed in a specific zone and your permit will allow you to park in any street within that zone. For zone information click or tap the on the zone information header below.

Zones around the college and near the stadium are free but must still be renewed. These are zones K, L, M and Z.

Streets within zone areas
Zones Streets
Zone A

Eskdale Street

Larchfield Street

Napier Street

Outram Street

Wycombe Street

Zone B

East Raby Street

Larchfield Street

Powlett Street

Primrose Street

Raby Street

West Powlett Street

Zone C

Dodds Street

Easson Road

Elmfield Terrace

Forster Street

Gladstone Street

Lowe Street

North Lodge Terrace

Selbourne Terrace

Sun Street

Thornton Street

Zone D South Terrace
Zone E

Bloomfield Road

Craig Street

Hollyhurst Road

Limehurst Road

Oakhurst Road

Orchard Road

Reid Street

Vancouver Street

Vine Street

Witbank Road

Zone F

Elms Road

Greenbank Road

Maude Street

West Crescent

Zone G

Access road to Magistrates Court

Hargreave Terrace

Pensbury Street

Swan Street

Zone H

Bedford Street

Clifton Road

George Street

Greenwell Street

Herbert Street

Park Lane

Rockingham Street

Herbert Street

Park Lane

Rockingham Street

Victoria Embankment

Waverley Terrace

Zone I

Stanhope Road North

Trinity Road

Vane Terrace

Woodland Road

Zone J

Abbey Road

Burleigh Place

Cleveland Terrace

Langholm Crescent

Stanhope Road South

Swinburne Road

Uplands Road

Vane Terrace

Zone K

Borough Road

Freemans Place

Haughton Road

Hilda Street

Lodge Street

Melland Street

Middleton Street

Russell Street

Sanderson Street

Zone L

Dumfries Street

Dundee Street

Eastmount Road

Montrose Street

Zone M

Arnold Road

Byron Road

Hundens Lane

Shelley Road

Zone N

Beechwood Avenue

Coniscliffe Road

Grange Road

Harewood Hill

Oakdene Avenue

Polam Lane

Polam Road

Southend Avenue

Zone O

Neasham Road (10 – 16 & 23 – 91)

St Johns Crescent

Zone Z

Brankin Drive

Brankin Road

Claremont Road

Geneva Crescent

Geneva Drive

Geneva Gardens

Geneva Lane

Geneva Road

Hildon Drive

Lowther Drive

Maltby Court

Neasham Drive

Neasham Road

Parkside

Pudsey Walk

Railway Cottages, Hurworth Moor

Railway View

Ripon Drive

Starmer Crescent

Tebay close

Worton Drive

How to apply

You can apply for a permit, request a replacement permit, amend or cancel a permit online.

Create an account and apply for a permit

Business permits

A business permit is for tradespeople who need to park in restricted areas whilst carrying out works. The permit allows the tradesperson to park on single/double yellow lines, residents permit bays and pay and display street parking bays. 

How much does it cost?

Payment for your permit is required up front You can pay online with a debit or credit card.

  • 6 months - £90.00
  • 12 months - £150.00

Proofs of ID for business permits

You will need to provide two documents, one under business category which could be either a tax bill, liability insurance or work ID. The other must be to show works such as trade invoices or trade receipts.

How to apply

You can apply for a permit, request a replacement permit, amend or cancel a permit online.

Create an account and apply for a permit

Enforcement is carried out between 8am to 6pm every day, including Bank Holidays.

Parking in a residents permit bay without displaying a valid permit is an offence.

There are a few exceptions to this rule, including parking by emergency vehicles and loading/unloading to a nearby property (this must be observed by a civil enforcement officer).

Data protection

Local authorities have a statutory duty to protect the public funds that we administer.

To do this, we may need to use the information that you provide to assist in the prevention and detection of fraud and we may also need to share the information with other organisations that handle public funds.

Our data protection notification lists the people or organisations with whom your information may be shared. In any event, your information will only be handled in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998.

More information about data protection