Parking Permits

Welcome to Argyll and Bute Council’s Parking Permit Gateway. You can use our website service to apply, renew or amend a resident’s parking permit (Oban only), or to purchase a car park permit for the Council’s off street car parks.

Using the online system:
For your first online application (including renewals), please use the ‘Permit Application’ tab and for any subsequent renewals please use the ‘Permit Renewal’ tab

 Residential parking permits (Oban)

Buy a residential parking permit for Oban residents here

 Car park season tickets

Buy a parking permit for our off-street car parks here

For further information, including terms & conditions, please read through the information provided below.

Which car parks can I use with a car park permit?

Car Park permit holders can park in any of Argyll and Bute Council’s off street car parks which support permits, with the exception of seasonal car parks.

Details of our car parks can be found here

Where can I park with a resident’s parking permit (Oban only)?

Details of on-street parking sub zones and related streets in Oban

Please carefully note the correct sub zone for which you are applying. The system will indicate whether your street is valid for zone based on street parking. Contact the parking services team if you have issues finding your street.

How do I change the vehicle registration number on my resident’s parking permit?

Where a vehicle has been replaced, the vehicle registration number can be amended against the permit, subject to other conditions for purchase of residents parking permits. Details of new vehicle registration ownership must be supplied. Contact the parking services team in the first instance on 01546 604130 or 01546 604526, or email your request and proof of ownership to parkingpermits@argyll-bute.gov.uk quoting your permit application number and address.

How do I change the vehicle registration number on my car park season ticket?

You can use this site to change the registration number, make or model of the car on your car park season ticket. You will need your permit application number and PIN number which emailed to you when you applied. Contact the parking services team on 01546 604130 or 01546 604526 if you are experiencing difficulties.

I’ve just recently moved to the area/ within the area, so my new address is not on my supporting documents, can I still apply for a residents parking permit?

Yes, use the system to apply and pay for the permit and the period you want. Select ‘Other- temporary permit’ from the supporting documentation drop down fields. We will allocate a permit on a temporary basis whilst your documentation address is being amended. Once evidence is received, we will amend the permit to ‘Full’. You will have up to 28 days from issue to supply correct supporting documentation before your temporary permit expires. A refund of unused days will be provided, however, please note that refunds can be issued for whole calendar months only.

I’ve changed my car, how do I get the car ownership details changed for my permit?

Go onto the permit portal and select Change/Amend details. Upload your new supporting documentation.

Off Street car park permits - Terms and conditions

  • This car park permit allows you to park in any Argyll and Bute Council off street car park for the period applied and paid for.
  • GANAVAN AND INVERARAY SEASONAL PERMITS CAN ONLY USED IN THOSE CAR PARKS FOR THE PERIOD SPECIFIED.
  • Car park permits are vehicle specific and can only be purchased for one vehicle registration number.
  • Car park permits are valid from the 1st of the calendar month and expire on the last day of the month within the purchased validity period.
  • Car park permits cannot be transferred to another vehicle without notifying the parking services team. To change the name or vehicle registration details, please go online to our permit gateway website at www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/
  • Refunds for cancelled car park permits can be applied for and can be requested by calling 01546 604130 or 01546 604526 or email parkingpermits@argyll-bute.gov.uk .
  • Refunds are for whole months only. Contact the parking services team on 01546 604130 or 01546 604526 or email parkingpermits@argyll-bute.gov.uk .

Residential parking permits - Terms and conditions

  • The permit can only be used in the sub zone for which it is issued.
  • The permit is only valid against the registered vehicle for which it is issued.
  • Permits are ‘virtual’ and hard copies will not be issued.
  • Permits are valid from the date of issue. Retain email correspondence for your records.
  • No preferred rights attach to the permit and it cannot be used outwith the relevant sub-zone or in off-street car parks even if all parking bays in the subzone are full.
  • The permit exempts the holder from charges and time limits on parking on specified streets within identified zones.
  • When a vehicle is sold or otherwise disposed of, a refund against the remaining permit validity period can be applied for. Refunds are for whole months only. Contact the parking services team on 01546 604130 or 01546 604526 or email parkingpermits@argyll-bute.gov.uk .
  • Where a vehicle has been replaced, the vehicle registration number can be amended against the permit, subject to other conditions for purchase of residents parking permits. Details of new vehicle registration ownership must be supplied. You can use the permit portal to do this. Have your supplied correspondence to hand with your permit number and PIN number. Contact the parking services team on 01546 604130 or 01546 604526 if you have lost this, or email your request and proof of ownership to parkingpermits@argyll-bute.gov.uk quoting your permit application number and address.
  • If you have recently moved within the area, it is your responsibility to check whether your residents permit is still valid and to change address details using the website in order to avoid any parking enforcement notices.
  • Refunds can be issued for whole calendar months only.

Oban residential parking permit zones and streets

The only town that requires residential parking permits in Argyll and Bute is Oban.   Residential parking permits are available for the following areas of Oban Town Centre:

Residents Permit A

Residents Permit B

Oban parking permit A

Oban parking permit B

This allows you to park in:

Argyll Street
Tweeddale Street
Stevenson Street
School Brae
Airds Crescent
Albany Street
Campbell Street
High Street
Queens Park Place
Shore Street at Claredon

This allows you to park in:

Esplanade
Stafford Street (Specsavers to China Restaurant)
William Street
Craigard Road

 

 

 

Residents Permit C

Residents Permit D

Residents parking permit C

Residents parking permit D

This allows you to park in:

Glenshellach Terrace
Albany Street Job Centre
Shore Street (at John Anderson House)
Drimvargie Road
Lochside Street

This allows you to park in:

Dunollie Road
Breadalbane Street