Cotham residents' parking

Maps, costs, and information on when you can park in the Cotham residents' parking scheme (RPS).

Preferred operating hours consultation

Due to an error, pre-paid envelopes weren't included in the consultation letters sent to Cotham residents.

You can have your say using the online survey.

Alternatively, you can post your comments to our freepost address:

Freepost RTXY-UXLG-UCYB, RPS Team (100TS), Bristol City Council, PO Box 3176, Bristol, BS3 9FS

The Cotham residents parking scheme (RPS) started on 1 December 2012.

Map of the Cotham RPS

See a detailed street-by-street map of the Cotham residents' parking scheme (pdf, 3MB) (opens new window) .

You can also see the boundary of the Cotham RPS using our Pinpoint map.

Get residents' permits

Get residents' permits online

Get visitors' permits online

Renew your residents' permits

Renew your permit by downloading and returning a renewals form (pdf, 77 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 338k) (opens new window) .

Permit costs

  • First residents' permit cost depends on the vehicle emissions tax band: free, £24, £48 or £72 for a year (see table below).
  • Second permit costs £96 for a year.
  • Third permit costs £192 for a year.
  • There is an option to pay for your residents’ permit every three months in quarterly instalments.
Vehicle co2 emissions tax band First permit cost per year
Band (up to 100) Free
Band (101 to 110) £24
Band C to (111 to 225) £48
Band L to (226 to 255+) £72
No band or registered before 1 March 2001 £48

Visitors' permits

You can apply for 100 visitors’ permits each year.

The first 50 permits are free, the next 50 cost £1 each.

You don't need to own a car to get visitors' permits.

Get visitor permits online.

You don’t have to apply for all of your visitors' permits in one go. You can apply for more permits, up to the annual limit of 100, at any time during the year.

If you're getting short-term or long-term care in your own home you might be able to get a free Essential Visitors' Permit (EVP).

When and where you can park

This scheme is active Monday to Friday, between 9am and 5pm.

Outside of those times you won't need a permit or pay and display ticket to park in the area.

On bank holidays, you don't need a ticket or permit to park in this area.

Pay and display

You can park for up to 30 minutes free of charge using a pay and display ticket or pay £1 an hour to park for up to three hours.

The pay and display operates from Monday to Friday, between 9am and 5pm.

On bank holidays, you don't need a ticket or permit to park in this area.

Businesses and other organisations

There are different types of permit you might be able to get in this scheme:

Contact information

Parking Services (permits 3025)

PO Box 3176

Bristol, BS3 9FS

Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday: 8.30am to 5pm
Friday: 8.30am to 4.30pm
Closed for training: Wednesday, 12noon to 1.30pm

Email: parking.permits@bristol.gov.uk