Resident's visitors parking permit

Coronavirus (COVID-19): change to service

Poole's public car parks are now open. If your parking permit or season ticket is due to expire, please renew it. Any additional extension will be added to the end of the new permit or season ticket.

See further information about changes to services.

You can purchase, book and top up your daily visitor sessions using the online permit system. Once you have obtained the annual resident visitor voucher permit, you can then book your visitors parking online. The booking will upload automatically to the civil enforcement officers handheld computers and you will no longer need to display paper scratch cards.

Each property is entitled to a specific number of permits each year. There is an allocation of 50 days worth of visitor permits per year available to each property, with the exception of:

  • The Old Town
  • Cinnamon Lane
  • Seldown Road/Lane
  • Seldown Homezone

These areas have an annual allocation of 100 days of visitor permits as the restrictions in these areas cover a longer period of time.

Documentary evidence

Documentary evidence is required. You will need to produce:

  • Council Tax bill (authorisation to check Council Tax records is on application form)
  • tenancy agreement

Visitor permits are issued in books of 5. Each book costs £11. Proof of residency is also required each time you purchase the daily visitor permits.

How to apply

You can apply online or by post.


To apply online, please use our form.


You will require a valid credit or debit card.

By post

To apply by post, download and complete the resident's visitors permit application form and enclose your cheque/postal order, made payable to BCP Council, together with photocopies of the supporting documents as set out on the form and post the application to: 

Parking administration section 
BCP Council
PO Box 5038
BH15 2WG

Parking administration will not accept personal callers.

Please make sure you read the resident's visitors parking permit terms and conditions.

Page last updated: 18 June 2020
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