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Residents' Parking Permit


Residents living within disc parking zones are eligible to apply for a resident’s parking permit that allows them to park in the area without being subject to the time restrictions placed by the disc zone regulations. Disc parking zones restrict long term parking of visitors or commuters within the zone.

The hours of operationare generally:  

  • Monday to Saturday 8am to 6pm for Retail Areas
  • Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm for Residential Areas.

If you have applied for to renew your parking permit and it doesn't arrive before your permit runs out, please contact:

How to Apply / Make an Amendment:

Please download and fill in the relevant application form (found in downloadable documents).

Once completed please return the form to:

Parking Permit Section

Vehicle Test Centre

Ballafletcher Road


Isle of Man


Telephone:+44 1624 686687

Email:Send Email

Please note that you will be required to submit the below documents with an application form:
(all documents will be returned)

  • Vehicle Registration Book / Certificate
  • Full Driving Licence
  • 1x Proof of Address (i.e. utility bill / bank statement dated within the last 3 months)

There are currently no fees for a Resident’s Parking Permit. 

Who can apply?

People who can prove residency in a street that is included in a disc zone. If you do not live on the street you are applying for, unfortunately you will not be eligible for a resident's parking permit. 

Vehicles eligible

  • Motor cars (including dual purpose vehicles, i.e. 4x4’s)
  • Motorcycles and motorcycles with sidecars
  • Tricycles (3 wheeled vehicles not exceeding 500kg unladen weight)
  • Small goods vehicles (not exceeding 2 tonnes gross weight and 4.5 metres in length)
  • Invalid carriages

Please note: Camper vans are NOT eligible for a resident’s parking permit. 

UK Registered Vehicles

Temporary permits may be issued to residents for UK registered vehicles undergoing re-registration. Applications must be accompanied by:

  • the vehicle registration document
  • a valid tax disc
  • proof of address. 

Vehicles with more than one owner

You may have a permit each if you all hold full Isle of Man driving licences and can provide the documentation required above.

I own several cars; how many cars can I have on my permit?

Up to 4, but you may only use the permit on 1 vehicle at a time. 

Temporary visitor staying at your house

Applications for temporary visitor permits, which may be issued to persons visiting relatives on the Island, must be accompanied by the vehicle registration document, driving licence and valid insurance. The application must also be accompanied by a letter from you, the householder, confirming the address at which they will be staying and the applicable dates. 

Who is NOT eligible for a resident’s parking permit

  • Guest House visitors
  • Homestay
  • Property owners whose residence is not within a disc parking zone
  • Businesses
  • Workers whose businesses or offices are within a disc parking zone
  • Tradesmen – Tradesmen’s Permits are available for mobile workshops and are available from the Vehicle Test Centre, subject to being Government registered tradesmen and/or being a member of the Isle of Man Employers' Federation.
  • Provisional driving license holders 

Conditions of use for a Resident’s Parking Permit

  1. The permit must be clearly displayed on the front windscreen at all times when the vehicle is parked in the designated disc zone. Failure to do so may result in the issuing of a fixed penalty notice.
  2. Vehicles and their contents are parked at owner’s risk and the Department will accept no liability for loss or damage to vehicles however caused.
  3. The permit holder is responsible for the safe-keeping of the permit and must notify the Department immediately of any loss of a permit.
  4. Permits should be surrendered back to the Department if no longer required.
  5. Permit holders must advise the Department of any change of address and/or vehicle.
  6. Permits remain the property of the Department and are not transferable to other persons.
  7. In the event of any abuse of these conditions and without prejudice to any action capable of being brought under the relevant road traffic legislation, the Department reserves the absolute right to recall and cancel the permit at any time and to decline thereafter to allocate any further permits to the person concerned.
  8. The issuing of permits does not guarantee the availability of a space in the designated disc zone.
  9. The vehicle must be in constant use (except for holidays). 


Should an application for a permit be turned down, applicants have a right of appeal. An appeal form may be obtained from the Highways Administration Section and should be submitted with accompanying documentation (if any) within 21 days of the refusal.

  1. Regulations are made under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1985
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