Apply for a Residents Parking Permit

Many of the roads in Thanet that are close to the town centres are controlled by Residents Parking Zones. We have 6 Residents Parking Zones in the District. You will need to apply for a parking permit if you live in a road in one of these Zones:

  1. Margate West
  2. Margate Addington
  3. Broadstairs Victoria
  4. Birchington
  5. Broadstairs Prospect
  6. Ramsgate Madeira




You can also obtain day tickets so that your visitors can park within the resisident's parking area. 

Conditions of issue -- PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

(a) For Residents' Permits, Sections 1 to 3 should be completed (the vehicle registration number is essential and does not exceed 3500 kilograms) and this application returned, together with the appropriate remittance made payable to THANET DISTRICT COUNCIL, along with your DVLA documents as proof of ownership and residency, and an additional proof of residency within the area. Permits will only be issued if the correct current documentation is attached.
(b) Residents Permit maybe obtained online at
(c) The use of Residents' Permits is subject to the regulations contained in the current On-Street Parking Order, copies of which are available for inspection at this office.
(d) Each type of Permit will only be valid in the area it is issued for parking in time limited bays only (not pay and display).Please see overleaf for details
(e) On change of a vehicle there will be a £5 administration charge, the new permit will not be issued unless the old permit is surrendered.
(f) A £25 administration charge will be made for the replacement of a lost or destroyed permit.
(g) For Business Permits, please contact office for documents that are required for issue.
(h) Refunds will only be made for full unexpired quarters.
(i) Further information can be found on
(j) Privacy Notice The information you provide will be processed by Thanet District Council to administer your permit application. This information will be kept securely and in line with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998.
(k) This Authority is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers, and to this end may use the information you have provided on this form for the prevention and detection of fraud. It may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes. For further information, see