Apply for a Council Residents’ Parking Permit

How our parking permit scheme works


Oxford City Council currently uses a company called Vehicle Control (VCS) to patrol our housing parking areas.

The scheme works by registering each household’s vehicle(s) registration on VCS’s online portal and VCS use Automated Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) to identify which vehicles are registered. No personal information is passed to VCS apart from the vehicle registration, make, model and colour. VCS will patrol the area on a regular basis and any vehicle not registered or not displaying a valid permit will be issued a Parking Charge Notice.