Parking permits

A number of parking permits are available for residents and workers in Havant borough.

Please be advised, there might be parking restrictions at your property which will prevent us from approving your application.

New virtual permits go live

Residents are now able to buy virtual permits by using the RingGo website and app.

Permits can be brought for three, six or 12 months and can be used in most of the council-owned car parks. Prices will be available on the RingGo website and discounts will apply in some instances. 

What's changed

The paperless permits can be purchased from Monday 16 May with the following benefits:

  • you will be able to check your permit online (you will no longer receive a paper one)
  • you can login using a mobile phone or email account to apply for a permit online – it's quick and simple to create an account
  • you will be issued with a permit as soon as your application is approved, meaning you won't have to wait up
  • when the electronic permit is getting near its expiry date, we'll send you a reminder by email

These changes affect all types of parking permits in Havant Borough Council’s pay and display parking zones - except Beachlands, Hayling Island. 

As soon as your permit is issued, its details will become available to our Civil Enforcement Officers out on the streets. Our officers have hand-held computers that can scan the registration numbers of vehicles in parking permit areas. The computers will tell them whether a valid permit is associated with the vehicle.

Already have a parking permit?

If you already have a paper parking permit that is valid, you don't need to do anything. It will continue to be valid until its expiry date. When we issue you an electronic permit, you'll be sent the details by email.

Residents' permits

Residents' permits are available within selected roads. Please note that it in all cases, proof of residency and vehicle ownership is required.

Please be advised, there might be parking restrictions at your property which will prevent us from approving your application.

Elm Park Road & Lymbourn Road, Havant

A maximum of two permits can be issued per household.

We also offer visitor scratch cards at a cost of £10 per book. 

Palmers Road, North Street & St James Road, Emsworth (Zone A) and Queen Street & King Street, Emsworth (Zone B)

A maximum of one permit can be issued per household but a permit can be issued with a maximum of two registration vehicles.

Permits are only valid in the zone for which they are issued.

Once you have completed the form, you can email it to our team at and someone will call you to take payment over the phone. Alternatively please post it to us at the Public Service Plaza, Civic Centre Road, Havant, PO9 2AX and enclose a cheque for payment.

Season tickets

Season tickets are available to purchase on a 3 month, 6 month or annual basis to enable you to park within the town centre car parks.

The permit will display the vehicle registration, and up to two vehicle registrations may be displayed on one permit.

The permit will only be valid within the town centre specified on the permit.

Tradesman waiver

If you have a trader working on your property where there are restrictions in place, or you are a trader, you could apply for a tradesman waiver to allow them to park on the restriction for a fee.

The charges are:

  • One day: £10 (multiple days can be purchased)
  • One week: £50
  • One Month: £150

Please contact the Parking Office on 0300 555 0705 to establish if a waiver can be issued in the desired location.