Residents and Visitors Parking

NHDC operates a number of residents’ parking zones around the district. The zones are areas where all on-street parking is controlled. Within the zones there are designated areas for permit holders. Those designated areas are indicated by signs and in some streets there are also bays marked on the road.

A permit is required if you wish to park in the designated permit areas during the hours in which the restrictions apply. Permits may only be used in the designated permit areas in the zone shown on the permit. Permits are not valid for use with any other type of parking restriction.

There are several different types of permit available.

Residents

Residents living within a residents parking zone can purchase as many vehicle specific permits (Residents Permit) as they have cars registered to them, unless they live in Baldock Zone A where they are only able to apply for one residents' permit. Residents’ permits must be clearly displayed in the vehicle for which it has been issued during the hours when resident permit parking restrictions apply.

Visitors

Residents living within a residents’ parking zone can also apply for a Visitor Permit. These are limited to one per address and are not vehicle specific. Households in Baldock Zone A are not entitled to visitors permits. A visitor permit is for the use of visitors to your home and must be clearly displayed in the visitor's vehicle during the hours when resident permit parking restrictions apply.

Visitor Ticket Books

Residents living within a residents parking zone can also apply for Visitor Ticket books. Each book contains 10 tickets for use on one calendar day on one vehicle only. There is no maximum number of books that can be purchased. Households in Baldock Zone A are not entitled to visitor ticket books.

A visitor ticket is for the use of a visitor to your home and must be clearly displayed in the visitor’s vehicle during the hours when the resident permit parking restrictions apply.

The user must mark the ticket with the registration number of the visiting vehicle and the date when used. Visitor tickets should be completed using pen. Tickets completed in pencil may result in a Penalty Charge Notice.

Business

Businesses operating from eligible addresses may be entitled to apply for a permit for operational vehicles (not applicable in Baldock Zone A).

Permits and tickets may only be used on motorcycles, cars, light vans and vehicles under 3.5 tonnes gross laden weight. Permits cannot be used on other vehicles.

Failure to display a permit or ticket can result in a Penalty Charge Notice. Residents should make provision to purchase permits for visitors and trades people etc. Undertakers and sign written furniture removal vans are exempt.

Blue Badges

A Disabled Persons Permit (Blue Badge) can be used in place of a residents or visitor permit or instead of a visitor ticket in all zones. The blue badge holder needs to ensure that the front of the blue badge showing the expiry date and serial number is clearly displayed at all times.

Bank Holidays

The control on the residents' parking spaces within a Controlled Parking Zone does not apply on Christmas Day, Good Friday, or on Bank Holidays. Therefore it is not required for a permit or visitors ticket to be displayed on these days.

Dispensations

Trades people working at properties within a residents parking zone may be able to apply for a dispensation to park if they are unable to obtain a visitor permit or ticket from a resident. Further information on how to apply can be found on the Parking Dispensation Notice page.