Permanent residents or property owners may obtain a trades parking permit to display on the dashboard of their tradesperson's vehicle(s) – e.g. plumbers, builders etc. – at their property in a controlled parking permit zone which is not their permanent place of employment. Proof of work is required for the particular site, i.e. an estimate or invoice (which is verifiable) to be submitted with each application.
A trades parking permit allows the holder to park in the specified zone for two weeks (with an extension of a maximum one week granted due to unforeseen circumstances). These permits are not valid on off-street car parks or private roads, and do not guarantee the use or availability of any space. Trades permits are not transferable, exchangeable or refundable. The resident is responsible for management of the permit. Replacement permits will not be issued if lost or stolen.
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, bus zones, taxi zones, work zones, loading zones, 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.
To be eligible to participate in the scheme a person must be a permanent resident or owner within the precinct.
Proof of residency is required, such as an existing valid parking permit, driver's licence, rate notice, utility bill or lease agreement.
Under the conditions laid down by NSW Roads and Maritime Services, residents of hotels and hostels are not eligible to participate in the scheme.
Applicants issue the permit to their tradesperson upon approval of the application form, provided that the tradesperson's vehicle – not being a caravan or other trailer – has current registration and may legally be parked on-street for extended periods (i.e. is less than 4.5 tonnes unladen). Vehicle registration details are not required for tradesperson parking as the permit can be moved from vehicle to vehicle.
The applicant(s) are personally responsible for all permits issued to them. The applicant must ensure that the trades parking permit is used only by bona fide tradespersons and NOT sold or transferred or assigned to another party. Failure to adhere to this may deny the issue of any further tradesperson parking permits to the applicant.
Council reserves the right to withdraw one or all permits from the applicant.
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 scheme. No fee is refundable once a permit is issued.
Replacement permits will not be issued if lost or stolen. An application will need to be submitted for a new permit.
New applications for parking permits can be made online or at the Petersham Customer Service Centre, located at 2-14 Fisher Street, Petersham.