Residential parking permit

What is a Residential Parking permit?

Residents of the City of Adelaide who do not have space to park their vehicle may be eligible for a residential parking permit.

Residential Parking Permits allow residents to park in:

  • Time-limited zones of 1 hour or more in the designated area
  • Ticketed/ paid zones of 1 hour or more in the designated area
  • Designated residential permit zones in the designated area

Note: The vehicle must be moved every 24 hours. Please refer to the signage in the area and note any zone changes which may come into effect.

Please refer to the eligibility criteria and conditions below prior to applying for a parking permit.

Eligibility criteria and conditions

To be eligible for a Residential Parking Permit you must:

  • Be a resident of the City of Adelaide
  • Provide a driver’s license showing your residential address as evidence of your principal place of residence.
  • If you are not the property owner, we require your tenancy/lease agreement.
  • Provide a copy of the current vehicle registration certificate. This must show the vehicle is currently registered, the name and address of the registered owner and that the vehicle is kept at your residential address.

If the vehicle is not registered to you, such as a company vehicle; you must provide the current registration certificate and a letter from the registered owner/company which states that you have full use of the vehicle and it is required to be garaged at your home address.

In addition to the terms above, you must meet the requirements of one of the following categories:

This category applies to a dwelling, multiple dwellings* or group of dwellings* within a single building with development approval before 1976.

  • Where there are no on-site parking spaces designated to, or available on the property, then a Resident Parking Permit may be issued for up to two vehicles.
  • Where there is one on-site parking space designated to, or available on the property, then a Resident Parking Permit may be issued for one vehicle.
  • Where there are two or more on-site parking spaces designated to or available on the property, then no Resident Parking Permits will be issued.

Single title dwellings*:

Number of available on-site parking spacesNumber of Category 1 Residential Permits available

0

Up to 2

1

1

2+

0

Multiple dwelling buildings*

As part of the North Adelaide Park Review, multiple dwelling buildings in North Adelaide will be eligible for a Category 1 Permit on a trial basis in 2019/2020. More information on the trial and changes are available here.



This category applies to a property with development approval after 1976.

  • Where there are no on-site parking spaces designated to or available on the property then a Resident Parking Permit may be issued for one vehicle.
  • Where there is one or more on-site parking spaces designated to or available on the property then no Residential Parking Permit will be issued.
  • Multi-dwelling* properties are not eligible for a Category 2 permit.
Number of available on-site parking spacesNumber of Category 2 Residential Permits available

0

1

1

0

2+

0

Multiple dwelling buildings*

0

*These conditions apply unless the terms of any planning approval indicate an intention to the contrary.

Annual fees apply to this permit type.

This category applies to a dwelling, multiple dwellings or group of dwellings within a single building that meets the requirements of Category 1 or Category 2 and where a resident requires daily medical treatment.

A Daily Care Parking Permit may be issued for the sole use of an approved person providing daily care (e.g. Medical Practitioners, Physiotherapists, Registered and Enrolled Nurses and Accredited Carers) provided the total number of permits issued does not exceed the maximum stated for Category 1 or Category 2, as applicable.

This category applies to a dwelling, multiple dwellings or group of dwellings within a single building that meet the requirements of Category 2, and where a resident is the holder of a current Pensioner Health Benefit Card or a full time Student Card.

Presentation of either of these cards entitles the holder to a concession of 25% to the permit fee for one vehicle.

This category applies to single dwellings (excludes hotels, hostels and boarding houses, etc) where the property is designated for short-term tenancy e.g. a few days/weeks.

Due to the nature of these permits it is necessary to issue them to the dwelling instead of the vehicle. The maximum number of permits issued to any dwelling for this use will be one.


*A multi-dwelling property or group of dwellings includes units and strata groups. If your property has a shared title it is typically classed as a multi dwelling. Please note that apartment buildings are not eligible for any type of residential parking permit.

**Before applying for a permit under Category 3, 4 or 5, please contact the On-Street Parking Team on 8203 7203.

You can download and view the full Residential and Visitor Permit guidelines.

Change of vehicle/replacement permits

If you have a new vehicle or require a replacement permit, you’ll need to provide the following:

  • The current registration certificate for the new vehicle.
  • The old permit sticker/ decal.

Note: A $15.00 administration fee applies.

How to apply

If you meet the above criteria, you can apply for a permit online.

Before you submit your application, you should have:

  • A copy of your current driver’s license detailing your current residential address (both sides if there is a change of address sticker)
  • A copy of your tenancy/lease agreement if you are not the property owner
  • A copy of the current vehicle registration certificate showing that the vehicle is currently registered, and the name and address of the registered owner
  • A letter from the owner of the vehicle if the vehicle is not registered to you.

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Note: An application fee applies and must be paid via Visa or Mastercard to complete the application. Please note the application fee is not refundable.

Costs

Information on all City of Adelaide costs can be found in the fees and charges schedule.

In addition as a resident, you can purchase a book of visitor parking vouchers for your guests.

Parking during Adelaide Oval events

If you are a resident who resides approximately 1.2 km from the Adelaide Oval within North Adelaide, as shown on this map you may apply for an event parking permit. This permit which entitles you to park within 2P event parking zones during an Adelaide Oval event period. Residents outside the areas noted on the map are not eligible for an Event Parking Permit.

  • For properties with off-street parking, 1 permit may be issued
  • For properties with no off-street parking, 2 permits may be issued

Note: If you are a resident of North Adelaide and already hold a residential parking permit, you are automatically entitled to park in the 2P event parking zones, and do not need to seek a special event parking permit.

Need more information?

If you have any questions regarding permits, please contact the City of Adelaide Customer Centre

Business hours 8.30am - 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

08 8203 7203

08 8203 7575

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