Permit Transfer Scheme
The Permit Transfer Scheme (PTS) helps some families move to larger, social rented car-free homes by allowing them to retain one on-street resident car parking permit, subject to the PTS criteria outlined below.
This scheme is subject to all of the Permit Transfer Scheme criteria being met by the resident. Following a review, the criteria was amended as follows:
- The applicant must be living in overcrowded housing and must be moving to larger car-free below-market-rate rented housing (excluding any rented housing falling within the intermediate housing tenure) provided by a registered provider or the council.
- The new property must have at least three bedrooms and must have more bedrooms than the current property.
- The applicant must have held an on-street resident parking permit for at least twelve months prior to moving in to the car free property. However, during this twelve-month period, small breaks in holding a permit are allowed, provided that they do not exceed a total of thirty days*
- You must provide all relevant proof that you are eligible, including the duly signed and dated approved tenancy agreement.
- After the move, only one on-street resident permit may be held per household. If a member of the household holds or obtains an on-street resident permit as a result of being or becoming a Blue Badge holder then the household may not hold or obtain a permit under the PTS as well.
- In order to remain eligible under the PTS, you must renew your permit on or before the expiry date.
- These revised criteria apply from 2 April 2018 and revoke the original criteria.
*In the case of a homeless household who were placed in temporary accommodation outside the borough, the twelve-month period will be the twelve months prior to being placed outside the borough or, if a permit was held for less than the twelve-month period then the length of time that the family has been placed outside of the borough will also be counted towards the qualifying period.