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Parking permits

Residents' on-street parking permits

Please contact Cumbria Council to apply for a residents' parking permit.

Parking permits for SLDC car parks

List of car parks where the parking permit can be used (PDF/91KB/1 page)

Parking permit prices from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018

Type of parking permit Charge Charge including use of Westmorland Shopping Centre car park
Standard £405 £435
Transferable £470 £500
Business £546 not applicable
Milnthorpe £204 not applicable

Parking permit options

There are three types of parking permit.

Standard parking permit

For one registration number. Standard permit holders may be eligible for a reduction of £100.00 (pro rata) if the vehicle is "A" rated vehicle.  "A" rated means the carbon dioxide emissions are 100 g/km, or less. 

This is stated in the log book, the V5 document, in section 4 or check your vehicle rating online.

Please contact Parking Services if you believe you are eligible.

Transferable parking permit

One permit you can swap between the two specified vehicles. 

Standard and Transferable permit holders can use the Westmorland Shopping Centre car park in Kendal for an additional £30 charge.  This non-refundable annual administrative fee includes a card to use the entry and exit barriers.

Business permit

One permit that can be swapped between unspecified vehicles.

Apply for a parking permit

Apply for or renew a parking permit

Application form for a parking permit 2017 to 2018 (PDF/174KB/2 pages)

By phone: call Parking Services on the number below to make a debit or credit card payment.

Milnthorpe parking permit

Application form for the Milnthorpe car parks permit (PDF/126KB/1 page)

This permit is for the Park Road and Beetham Road car parks in Milnthorpe.

The permit cannot be used in Milnthorpe Square or in other car parks within the district.

Contract parking spaces

There is no availability at the present time at Low Fellside contract car park in Kendal. 

Payment by direct debit

Pay for a parking permit by direct debit (PDF/200KB/1 page)

We usually require the first instalment to be paid by credit or debit card, to allow time for the mandate to be set up.  We may call you to take this payment, so please provide a telephone number and email address.

There is no extra charge for paying by direct debit. 

Owing to resource requirements, we cannot arrange a permit by direct debit for less than a six months' commitment.

Cancel a direct debit

Settlement date is always the last day of a month.  Further charges are liable if a permit is handed in when a new month has started. 

Please do not cancel the direct debit before notifying this office.

We recommend sending the permit back by Recorded Delivery so you have a record of the date it was returned.  Alternatively, you can hand it in at South Lakeland House Reception, and you will get a receipt.

If the permit is returned later than the last day of the month then you will have to pay the next month's instalment.  (When the last day of the month falls on a weekend, we would require the permit back on the Monday following). 

Once the permit has been returned, and there are no outstanding charges, the remaining instalments will be cancelled, and you will be advised to cancel the direct debit at that stage.

When you change your vehicle

Permit change form (PDF/36KB/1 page)

You can send this form to us by post, or complete it at South Lakeland House Reception.

Please let us know your new registration number and return the permit so we can change the details.

To cover yourself for a few days please put a note on your dashboard showing the permit number which begins with the prefix SCX. 

Parking permit refunds

You can get a refund if paid for your permit in full and no longer require the permit.  If you surrender the permit before the end of a month, you will get the remaining months refunded pro rata.

Please return the permit by Recorded Delivery or hand it in to South Lakeland House Reception.  We will require your bank details as we only refund by BACS so please complete the parking permit refund form (PDF/34KB/1 page).   

Parking permit renewals

All permits expire at the end of March.  A renewal letter will be sent by early March with full instructions on how to renew the permit.  Please ensure you renew you permit before the expiry date.