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Business parking permits

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Business parking permits

Businesses can apply for a permit to affix to their vehicle to exempt their vehicle from time limits imposed by signposting bearing the words 'Permit Holders Excepted' within the corresponding parking area. The permits are only to be used in the area of business and are valid for 12 months from the date of issue.

To be valid, the permit must be displayed on the inside of the front windscreen on the passenger side of the vehicle and clearly visible.

There is a limit of 1 permit per business at eligible addresses.

How do business parking permits work?

Business parking permits are issued annually and new applications must be made by the business prior to the expiry date displayed on the previous permit.

The permit will only be valid for the relevant permit parking area and will not enable holders to park with exemptions in any other area in which similar schemes operate.

Please note that the permit does not give any special rights outside of the designated areas. There is no exemption from 'No Stopping' or 'No Parking' areas, parking too close to corners, double parking, parking on footpaths, time limited parking signs that do not bear the words 'Permit Holders Excepted' within the corresponding parking area, or any other parking rules.

Who is eligible to apply for a business parking permit?

To apply for a business parking permit, the applicant's business should be registered at an address within one of the parking permit areas. Proof of both vehicle registration and business address must be provided as part of the parking permit application.

Developments within the local government area involving land use change, new commercial and/or multi-unit housing developments are excluded from participation in any resident or business parking permit scheme.

Newtown–Enmore Precinct (areas M3 and M14)

Eligible properties in the Newtown–Enmore parking precinct can apply for a maximum of one (1) free transferrable business parking permit per eligible property. Each transferrable permit exempts one vehicle at any one time, with the permit available for use, at different times, by up to three (3) vehicles registered at the eligible property.

Not-for-profit (NFP)

NFP businesses are entitled to a discounted fee for their business permit, provided that they can provide documentation supporting their NFP status.

What vehicles may be eligible for a business parking permit?

Businesses located within the precinct are eligible for issue of a parking permit upon completion of a valid application, provided that:

  1. The business has no on-site and no unrestricted on-street parking space in front of or close to the business
  2. The business could not reasonably be modified to provide parking space
  3. The nominated vehicle, not being a caravan or other trailer, may legally be parked on-street for extended periods (i.e. it is less than 3 tonnes unladen)
  4. The nominated vehicle is registered in New South Wales in the name of the business
  5. A maximum of only one (1) parking permit may be issued for any one (1) business
  6. The vehicle is to be registered – a business with unregistered vehicles is not eligible to apply

What is the cost of the business parking permit?

Refer to Council's fees and charges.

Any fees charged are used to partially defray the costs necessarily incurred by Council for administration, operation and enforcement of the parking permit scheme. No fee is refundable once a permit is issued.

What if I lose my business parking permit?

A NSW statutory declaration is required from the permit holder, stating the reasons for the replacement permit and providing supporting evidence for the consideration of Council.

Approval for replacement permit is subject to the discretion of Council. Should the evidence and circumstances be considered sufficient to warrant a replacement of the permit, a fee would be payable prior to the issue of a new permit.

How do I apply?

New applications for parking permits can be made online or at the Petersham Customer Service Centre, located at 2-14 Fisher Street, Petersham.

For a replacement permit, a written application must be submitted to Council via the following application form: