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Retail, trades, business and garage permits

If you run a business in ϲ you may be able to apply for a trades', retailers' or business parking permit. Download application forms and guidance below.

To apply for a permit, please send your application form with supporting documents to

edinburghpermits@nsl.co.uk.

Read our parking privacy notices before you apply. 

Garage permits

If you run a garage in one of our new zones (N7 or N8), you may be able to apply for a garage permit.  A garage permit allows you to park your customer's vehicle within the controlled parking zone whilst you wait for a space to become available inside your forecourt or workshop. Qualifying garages can apply for a maximum of eight permits.  

Please email

edinburghpermits@nsl.co.uk

with your address and we'll get back to you with more information about how to apply.

Permit prices

New parking permit prices came into effect on 3 April 2023.

From 2 May 2023, all new applications and renewals for retail and business parking permits, for diesel-fuelled vehicles, are subject to a £50 annual surcharge. Find out more about the diesel surcharge and reasons why we've introduced this.

Permit prices for non-diesel fuelled vehicles are unchanged.

Permit type Price
Retail - peripheral (zones 5-8) £537.80
Retail - peripheral (zones 5-8) for a diesel vehicle £587.80
   
Retail - extended (zones N1-N8 and S1-S7) - Permit 1  £409.20
Retail - extended (zones N1-N8 and S1-S7) for a diesel vehicle - Permit 1  £459.20
   
Retail - extended (zones N1-N8 and S1-S7) - Permit 2 £453.10
Retail - extended (zones N1-N8 and S1-S7) for a diesel vehicle - Permit 2  £503.10
   
Business - extended (zones N1-N8 and S1-S7) - Permit 1 £409.20
Business - extended (zones N1-N8 and S1-S7) for a diesel vehicle - Permit 1 £459.20
   
Business - extended (zones N1-N8 and S1-S7) - Permit 2 £453.10
Business - extended (zones N1-N8 and S1-S7) for a diesel vehicle - Permit 2  £503.10
   
Trades - monthly £146.10
Trades - annual £1,520.20
   
Annual garage permit (Permits 1 to 3)  £350.00
Annual garage permit (Permits 4 to 7)  £425.00
Annual garage permit (Permit 8)  £500.00

Refunds

Permit type Refund per month
Retail - peripheral (zones 5-8) £43.02
Retail - extended (zones N1-N8 and S1-S7) - Permit 1  £32.74
Retail - extended (zones N1-N8 and S1-S7) - Permit 2 £36.25
Business - extended (zones N1-N8 and S1-S7) - Permit 1 £32.74
Business - extended (zones N1-N8 and S1-S7) - Permit 2 £36.25
Trades - monthly n/a
Trades - annual £107.00

Permit conditions 

Before applying read the parking permit conditions below.

Applications should be made 10 days in advance of the date you need the permit.

You need to ensure that your vehicle is

  • insured for business use
  • essential for the daily operation of the business
  • not used for commuting.

You need to provide

  • your non-domestic rates bill
  • the vehicle registration document (V5C) or a hire or lease agreement - the vehicle must be owned or leased to the applicant
  • certificate of motor insurance.

Please note that some of our downloads might not be accessible. If you need help please email

parking.contract@edinburgh.gov.uk.

Business permit forms

Business parking permit application form - PDF
Qualifying businesses - PDF
Terms and conditions for business parking permit - PDF

Retailer permit forms - zones 5 to 8

Peripheral permit application form - PDF
Peripheral permit qualifying retailers - PDF
Peripheral permit additional vehicles form - PDF
Peripheral permit terms and conditions - PDF

Retailer permit forms - zones S and N

Extended permit application form - PDF
Extended permit qualifying retailers - PDF
Extended permit terms and conditions - PDF

Trades permits forms

Trades permit application form - PDF
List of qualifying trades - PDF
Trades permit terms and conditions - PDF
Trades additional vehicle registration form - PDF