Cotham North residents' parking scheme
Maps, costs, and information on when you can park in the Cotham North residents' parking scheme (RPS).
Extension to parking scheme: 14 August 2017
We're introducing an extension to the parking scheme on 14 August 2017.
If you live in the extension area you'll receive a permit pack explaining how the scheme works and an application form for residents' and visitors' permits.
To apply for residents' and visitors' permits online follow the links below.
The Cotham North RPS started on Monday 21 July 2014.
Maps of Cotham North RPS
See the boundary of the Cotham North RPS on our Pinpoint map.
Get residents' and visitors' permits
Renew your residents permits
If your permit is going to expire in the next 30 days, you can renew it.
If you got your permits after 6 July 2015 you can renew online.
If you got your permits before 6 July 2015, you can:
apply using our online service as if you're applying for the first time
download and return a renewals form (pdf, 77 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 338k) (opens new window) .
- 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 A (up to 100)||Free|
|Band B (101 to 110)||£24|
|Band C to K (111 to 225)||£48|
|Band L to M (226 to 255+)||£72|
|No band or registered before 1 March 2001||£48|
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.
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
Between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, you will need a permit or a pay and display ticket to park in the area.
You can park without a permit or pay and display ticket outside these times.
You don't need a permit or pay and display ticket on bank and public holidays.
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.
You may be able to park for longer than three hours in some places, depending on the needs of the area. This will be clearly marked.
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:
Parking Services (permits 3025)
PO Box 3176
Bristol, BS3 9FS
Monday to Thursday: 8.30am to 5pm
Friday: 8.30am to 4.30pm
Closed for training: Wednesday, 12noon to 1.30pm