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From 1st April 2017, permits issued to residents or businesses will be subject to a surcharge if they are issued to diesel engine vehicles. There has been no increase to the cost of residents or business permits, however, where a permit is issued to a diesel engine vehicle, the surcharge will be applied.
The surcharge from 1st April 2017 until 31st March 2018 will be £90, rising to £115 from 1st April 2018 until 31st March 2019. and £150 from 1st April 2019 until 31st March 2020. Where permits are purchased for less than 12 months, the diesel surcharge is applied on a pro rata basis.
In order to effect these changes, permit holders will not be able to automatically renew their permits in the first year the diesel surcharge applies (1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018), and will instead need to make a new application for the permit type appropriate to their vehicle.
Permit holders will still be able to use the online service to apply to renew their permit, but for this year, will also need to provide appropriate proofs to vehicle ownership, and if appropriate, proof of residence as well, before the permit renewal application can be approved.
Residents using vehicles that are 100% electrically powered will also be eligible to apply for new permits for these types of vehicles which benefit from a £40 reduction in the normal, appropriate, annual permit price.
This page was last updated on Thursday 16 March 2017