Residents' parking schemes

Bicester residents' parking scheme

We administer the above scheme on behalf of Oxfordshire County Council. 

Civil Enforcement Officers (CEO) enforce the parking scheme. A resident must make sure that the permit is clearly displayed on the vehicle, so that all details can be easily seen.

Apply for Residents' Parking Permit 2022/23

 

Resident's parking scheme explanatory notes

 

1 April 2022 – 31 March 2023

The following information outlines the Scheme for Residents’ Parking in Bicester. The scheme will operate on a 24-hour 7 day a week basis.

Who is an Eligible Resident?

An Eligible Resident for the purposes of this parking scheme is a person whose principal residence is a dwelling at one of the eligible properties listed below.

Eligible properties for permits

Address Number
Victoria Road 1 to 9 odd numbers only; 51 to 54 inclusive
Manchester Terrace 1 to 8 inclusive
Priory Road 1 to 59 odd numbers only; 2,4,16 and 18
Bath Terrace 1 to 13 inclusive
Newport Terrace 1 to 8 inclusive
Church Lane 1 to 5 inclusive and 1a (The Barn)
North Street 12,14,16,18, 26, 28, 60A, 62A, 33-67 odd numbers only; 65a
Henley Gardens 1 to 5 inclusive; 7 and 8 
Kings End 13 to 17 odd numbers only; 27 to 39 odd numbers only

Off road parking – Effect on eligibility

Any Eligible Property which has (or in the future acquires) an off-street parking place (e.g. hard standing driveway or garage) at the property for one vehicle will be limited to one Residents’ Permit. If the off- street parking can accommodate more than one vehicle, the property will not be /will cease to be eligible for any Residents’ Permits.

Permitted Vehicles

  1. Maximum overall height: 2 metres
  2. Maximum gross weight: 2.25 tonnes 
  3. Maximum length: 5 metres 
  4. Maximum width: 2 metres.

NB: Exemption from 1 above
One permit per eligible property is permitted, where on 17 January 2011 the eligible resident is the registered keeper of the vehicle and the holder of a Residents’ Permit for that vehicle.

How to obtain a Residents’ and /or Visitors’ Permit

If you are an Eligible Resident who is the owner or registered keeper of a Permitted Vehicle you may apply to the Council for a resident’s permit in respect of your vehicle. No more than 2 Residents’ Permits will be issued per property.

You may also apply for Resident/visitor permits online, these will only be issued to eligible residents.

Each Eligible Property may have up to 100 x 24hr Visitors’ Permits for the period 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023. There is a charge of £12.50 per 25 Visitors’ Permits. For each holder of a Residents’ Permit there is an entitlement upon application to free visitor passes (Please see pro-rata table over leaf for details).

A Visitor’s Permit will need to be completed by the resident, or user and displayed as instructed on the Visitor’s vehicle. Failure to do so could result in a Penalty Charge Notice and possible prosecution through the County Court. Misuse of Visitors’ Permits could also result in a Penalty Charge Notice, withdrawal of eligibility, and possible prosecution through the County Court.

Visitors’ Permits have a unique reference code that can be traced to each applicant and will be used by inspectors when enforcing the scheme.

Application forms can be completed online or, requested by post from Parking Services, Cherwell District Council, Bodicote House, Bodicote Banbury OX15 4AA.

Eligible medical practices are only able to apply for their own permits by post.

Where can an Eligible Resident or a visitor park and for how long?

Residents’ Permit holders and their visitors displaying a valid permit will be able to park in specific areas signed as “Residents’ Permit Holders Only”.

There is no time limit for vehicles displaying a valid Resident’s Permit. Vehicles displaying a valid

Visitors are only permitted to park for up to 24 hours per visitor permit used.

The issuing of a permit does not guarantee that a space will always be available. The existing waiting restrictions in the remaining length of streets will continue to apply to residents, their visitors, and other motorists.

Permit holders may not use Pay and Display spaces without payment of the appropriate parking charges unless specifically authorised by the Council.

Enforcement

Civil Enforcement Officers (CEO) will enforce the parking scheme. A resident must make sure that the permit is clearly displayed on the vehicle, so that all details can be easily seen. Failure to do so could result in a Penalty Charge Notice, withdrawal of eligibility and/or prosecution through the County Court. The co-operation of residents in displaying permits will assist CEO’s to detect offenders quickly and minimise misuse of residents’ parking bays.

Cost of Residents Permits - Cost per month

Month of application Cost
April £66.00
May £61.63
June £57.67
July £53.50
August £49.33
September £45.17
October £41.00
November £36.83
December £32.67
January £28.50
February £24.33
March £20.17

Permit fees include an administration charge of £16.00

Visitors Permits

25 Visitors Permits = £12.50. Visitors Permits may be purchased by eligible residents on a pro-rata basis up to a maximum of 100 per property. However, for each holder of a Residents’ Permit there is an eligibility of up to 50 of these permits free of charge.Additional permits are charged at the above rate.

Depending when a Resident Parking application is completed will determine how many visitor permits can be applied for. Please see below explanation.

  • For applications submitted between April, May, and June - 100 visitor permits can be applied for. If 1 Residents permits is required, 50 free visitor permits if requested can be claimed. For 2 Residents permits 100 free visitor permits if requested can be claimed.
  • Applications submitted between July, August, and September - 75 Visitor permits can be applied for. If 1 Residents permits is required, 50 free visitor permits if requested can be claimed. For 2 Residents permits 75 free visitor permits if requested can be claimed.
  • Applications submitted between October, November, and December - 50 Visitor permits can be applied for. If 1 Residents permits is required, 25 free visitor permits if requested can be claimed. For 2 Residents permits 50 free visitor permits if requested can be claimed.
  • Applications submitted between January, February, and March - 25 Visitor permits can be applied for. If 1 Residents permits is required, 25 free visitor permits if requested can be claimed. For 2 Residents permits no free additional visitor permits will be provided.

Refunds

A permit holder who surrenders a permit to the Council shall be entitled to a refund for each complete month which remains unused, less the £16.00 administration charge.

Refunds will normally be in the form of a cheque which will be posted to the recipient. Cash refunds cannot be made.

Change of vehicle

If you change your vehicle – you will need to obtain a new permit by returning the old one to the Parking Services Team, Bodicote House, White Post Road, OX15 4AA with a copy of the vehicle registration (V5C), or lease hire document for your new vehicle. An administration charge of £16.00 will be payable at the time of application. Applications can also be made online