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Parking permits

Residents' on-street permits

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

Parking permits for SLDC car parks

List of car parks where the permit can be used (PDF/154KB/2 pages)

Permit prices from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018

Permit Charge Charge including use of Westmorland Shopping Centre car park
Standard £405 £435
Transferable £470 £500
Business £546 n/a
Milnthorpe £204 n/a

Permit options

Three types of permit can be purchased:

1. Standard permit

For one registration number. Standard permit holder 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.

2. Transferable 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/exit barriers.

3. Business permit:

One permit that can be swapped between unspecified vehicles

Apply for a car park permit

Milnthorpe permit

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.

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

Contract 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/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.

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. 

I paid for my permit in full.  Can I get a refund if I no longer require the permit?

Yes, you can.  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).   

I pay for my permit by direct debit.  What happens if I don't need the permit any longer?

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.

How do I renew my permit?

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.