Parking permits

Parking Permits

Customers are directed to the Online Portal to apply or renew a permit. If a customer has no access to online services it is recommended that assistance be sought from family or friends to access the Online Portal. 

Parking Permit Scheme

We issue parking permits for residents, visitors and businesses to allow parking in bays on roads subject to a Permit Scheme, close to their home or business, while excluding vehicles without permits.

You must apply online for any type of Parking Permit.

This scheme does not guarantee the availability of a parking space or a space outside your property. The permit only entitles you to park if space is available.

Discounts apply for individuals with a Blue Badge or who are in reciept of the state pension. Only one discount per property is applied.

Permit schemes are currently in place in selected areas of Inverness, Fort William and Nairn.


Most Permits are now subject to "Permit Zoning" - this allows you to use Permit Bays on any street with Permit bays in your zone.

View our current permit charges

Before you start

You will need:

  • A scanned or photographed copy of your vehicle registration document (V5) registered at the address for the Permit (not applicable if you are applying for a visitor's permit only).
  • Proof of residence such as Tenancy agreement, Mortgage agreement, Driving licence, House insurance document, Council tax bill dated current year.
  • Highland Council may reject an application for a permit when a vehicle is found not to be "Road Legal", ie No Car Insurance, No Road Tax, No MOT.
  • Be familiar with all current terms and conditions.
  • If you experience any technical difficulties or your address is not showing on the system, please email us with the details and a contact number to call you back:
  • Charities, Places of Worship and B&Bs may be eligable for additional services, email us to discuss at
  • View our brief online video tutorial.


If your application is refused, any payment will be cancelled or refunded. However, issued permits are non-refundable under normal circumstances.

Change of vehicle

In future if you change your vehicle and still have a valid permit, please use the online process to amend your details.

You can also apply for Non Permit contract parking space in our Rose Street multi-storey car park in Inverness.