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Residents Parking Permits

There are eight resident parking zones run by the Borough Council, six within Tunbridge Wells, one within High Brooms and one within Paddock Wood. If your address is eligible within one of these zones, you can apply for a permit.

Permit holders cannot be guaranteed a space, and are only valid in the 12 month period if you continue to be resident of the property you applied for.

Permits cannot be transferred to another person or property (regardless of whether it is within the same zone or how long you have had the permit). No refunds are issued for residents permits.

  • Zones A, B, C, D, HB, HA & PW may have up to 2 permits and the virtual voucher equivalent of a maximum of 50 full days of visitor vouchers per rolling 12 month period. These can be purchased in blocks of either 10 full days or 20 sessions of 4 hours (half days).
  • Zone G is now full. Any new applicants will be added to  the bottom of the waiting list and contacted if a space becomes available.
  • Zone  A, B, C, D & G valid permit holders can park between 6pm and 8am the following day, at no extra charge, in the following car parks: Great Hall, Meadow Road* and Crescent Road.

*Meadow Road car park is closed from 11pm until 6am the following day.

Cost of a Residents Permit & Visitors Vouchers:

  • Zone A, B, C, D & G £80 per residents permit for 12 months
  • Zone HA, HB & PW £60 per residents permit for 12 months
  • All Zones £15 per book of 10 full day virtual visitors vouchers or £20 per book of 20 4-hour sessional virtual visitor vouchers (max 5 books per 12 months).

If you wish to apply for a permit or visitor vouchers please set up an account at
https://permits.paysmarti.co.uk/acct/tunbridgewells/

You may need to provide:

Proof of vehicle

  • either a V5C
  • new keepers supplement or
  • insurance certificate in the applicant's name.

Company vehicles require a letter from the company detailing the applicants name and vehicle details.

Proof of address

You will need to provide one of the following:

  • a utility bill
  • bank statement
  • tenancy agreement or
  • Council Tax bill

All documents must be in the applicant’s name and dated within 12 weeks of the application date.

You will need to update your permit if you have changed your vehicle, have a courtesy car or have changed address.
https://permits.paysmarti.co.uk/acct/tunbridgewells/

Proof of vehicle

  • either a V5C
  • new keepers supplement or
  • insurance certificate in the applicant's name.

Company vehicles require a letter from the company detailing the applicants name and vehicle details.

Proof of address

For each permit application (resident and visitor vouchers) you will need to upload proof of address to your online application before you can make payment. The types of proof include (but are not limited to) the below:

  • a utility bill
  • bank statement
  • tenancy agreement or
  • council tax bill

All documents must be dated within the last 12 weeks in the applicant's name.

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