Parking Permits

Tourist Permits

Buy a permit

There are two types of Tourist Permit available.  One is for vehicles of a size that can park wholly within a standard car bay, and the other is for Coaches/Oversize vehicles that need to park within a Coach/Oversize vehicle bay.  The periods and charges are listed below:

Car Permits (please use the code 71000):

  • 2 days £15.10
  • 3 days £22.70
  • 4 days £30.20
  • 7 days £52.90
  • 14 days £105.80

Coach/Oversize vehicles (please use the code 71001):

  • Overnight £12.60
  • 4 days £56.20
  • 7 days £98.30

Tourist Permits are only available for purchase by PayByPhone.  The service is accessible by internet at or by telephoning (01983) 331331. The Tourist Permit is a virtual permit and as such you will not be provided with a permit to display in your vehicle.

Your permit validity period will commence from the time of purchase.  For example, if you purchase a two-day permit at 4pm on a Friday, it will expire at 4pm on the Sunday.  Tourist Permits cannot be purchased in advance.

Tourist Permits can be purchased by anybody wishing to park in multiple pay and display locations across the Island without the worry of making payment upon arrival at each location.  The permit is valid for use in the majority of on and off street pay and display parking bays managed by the Isle of Wight Council with just a few exceptions, as below:

  • Pier Square Car Park, Yarmouth.
  • Yarmouth Harbour Car Park, Yarmouth.
  • Browns/Dinosaur Isle Car Park, Sandown.
  • Esplanade Car Park, Totland.
  • Smugglers Haven, Blackgang
  • Riverway, Newport

Please note:

  • Tourist Permits do not guarantee a parking space.
  • No refunds will be made whether the permit has been used, partially used or unused.
  • Failure to comply with any parking regulations may result in a penalty charge notice being issued.

PaybyPhone and how it works

PayByPhone is a quick and easy to use service which lets you pay for your parking with a credit or debit card, rather than using cash at a machine. When you park your car in a PayByPhone location, you can simply dial the standard rate number shown on the machines and pay for your parking over the phone. You can also go to the website to pay for the number of days you require the permit for. There is also a free App for iPhone, Android and Blackberry. Details of this can be found at

Once you have purchased your permit for the number of days requested, the Council's Civil Enforcement Officers will be able to view the valid PayByPhone sessions for vehicles by using their handheld devices.

To obtain a receipt for your permit, you can add your email address to your PayByPhone account and each time you purchase a permit a receipt will be emailed to the address provided.  Alternatively, you can have a text receipt sent to your mobile by selecting the text receipt box on your PayByPhone account.  This service is charged at 10p per text.  Should you require a VAT receipt, you can download receipts for the last 12 months from your PayByPhone account.  To do this you will need your mobile phone number and the last four digits of the credit/debit card used.

Please note: All PayByPhone transactions are subject to an initial transaction fee of 20p; this provides the motorist with benefits such as the ability to add time remotely, email; confirmation and online receipts. Optional texts are charged at 10p per text. (Prices correct as at January 2017)