Northamptonshire County Council operates a number of permit schemes across the county which only allow vehicles displaying the relevant parking permits to park in a designated bay or zone.
The permit system allows you in certain instances to choose between a paper permit (physical permit) or a virtual (electronic) permit. Once paid for, a virtual permit is immediately live so you will not receive a paper permit to display in your vehicle.
A virtual permit becomes live as soon as a confirmation email is sent to you after payment has been made.
If you opt for a physical (paper) permit or your permit type only allows for a physical permit then it must be displayed in the vehicle ensuring all the written details on the permit are clearly visible through the windscreen at all times so that ALL of the particulars can be clearly seen by the enforcement officers.
All paper permits are sent via 2nd class mail.
Permits are only valid in the zone showing on the permit. The permit zone letter recorded on the permit must match the letter showing on the permit sign. You are not permitted to park in any other zone.
Please direct applications for Northampton Town Centre properties to
Northampton Borough Council who are responsible for the administration of the scheme within the Town Centre.
Please direct applications for Kettering Borough Council zones to
Kettering Borough Council who are responsible for the administration of the schemes.
How to apply (Northamptonshire County Council)
Please read the following terms and conditions to ensure you qualify before you apply:
Apply and pay for a new permit or to renew a permit online. Payment will be taken via debit or credit card.
Alternatively, download and complete the appropriate application form below:
Completed applications together with any proofing documents (photocopies acceptable) can be emailed to
firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to:
Northamptonshire County Council
One Angel Square
Permits will be posted via second class mail. Refunds will not be issued as the initial costs are administrative fees for the issue of the permit.
Please make sure you include the appropriate remittance and relevant documents (photocopies accepted). If you are emailing the application form, you will need to post the required fee and your application
will not be processed until this has been received. We can no longer take payment over the telephone.
For postal applications, we can accept payment by
cheques and postal orders only which should be made payable to:
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL. To pay using a debit or credit card, please apply using the online form.
Northamptonshire County Council will not be held liable for any lost, damaged, returned or undelivered mail items.