Resident parking discounts

Residents can get up to 30 minutes free parking or discounted parking sessions. To qualify you must have either have a:

Richmond Card

If you live in the Borough and hold a Richmond Card, you can get 30 minutes free parking in our:

  • Pay and Display parking bays
  • Council-owned car parks

You can only park for a single session for a period of up to 30 minutes. If you wish to park for longer you must pay for the total duration of your stay, but as a resident you will receive a 10% discount (or 20% discount if you over the age of 75).

You can take advantage of free 30 minute parking sessions throughout the day, but they must start at least one hour apart. Parking machines will not accept a free booking unless one hour has elapsed since your last free session. You can however, still pay for your parking during this time.

More about Richmond Card parking

RingGo cashless parking account

If you live in the Borough and have a RingGo cashless parking account, you can get 30 minutes free parking in our Pay and Display parking bays.

You can only park for a single session for a period of up to 30 minutes. If you wish to park for longer you must pay for the total duration of your stay, but as a resident you will receive a 10% discount (or 20% discount if you over the age of 75).

You can take advantage of free 30 minute parking sessions throughout the day, but they must start at least one hour apart. The RingGo booking system will not accept a free booking unless one hour has elapsed since your last free session. You can however, still pay for your parking during this time.

Proofs

You will need to show proof that you live in the Borough, before you can claim any discounts. To do this you need to apply for residency status in your 'MyRingGo' account. Here you will be able to upload proof of your residency and your application will be processed within 2 working days. If successful, your free 30 minute parking sessions and discounted parking will be applied to your account automatically.

Pay As You Go accounts

If you have either a Visitor or Trader Pay As You Go account, you will have been automatically registered for a RingGo cashless parking account. You can get 30 minutes free parking in our Pay and Display parking bays right away and you do not need to provide additional proofs.

You can only park for a single session for a period of up to 30 minutes. If you wish to park for longer you must pay for the total duration of your stay, but as a resident you will receive a 10% discount (or 20% discount if you over the age of 75).

You can take advantage of free 30 minute parking sessions throughout the day, but they must start at least one hour apart. The RingGo booking system will not accept a free booking unless one hour has elapsed since your last free session. You can however, still pay for your parking during this time.

How to use RingGo cashless parking

Car Tax Band A vehicles (low emissions)

You do not need to pay for parking or parking permits* if you have a Car Tax Band A vehicle and:

*This does not apply to visitor parking permits.

You must still observe the 'maximum stay period', which may be in force at any car park or on-street parking bay.

Richmond Card

You will have been asked for proof to show your vehicle is eligible, when you registered for your Richmond Card. When you use the Card your free parking provision should be applied automatically.

Proofs

If you have either a Visitor or Trader Pay As You Go account, you will have been automatically registered for a RingGo cashless parking account. You will need to login to your RingGo cashless parking account and upload proof to show your vehicle is eligible.

Accepted proofs include:

  • Vehicle Registration Document;
  • DVLA website print out; or
  • vehicle manufacturer's handbook.

Once you have supplied proof, your application should be processed within 2 working days. If successful, your free parking provision will be applied to your RingGo cashless parking account automatically.

How to use RingGo cashless parking

Parking discounts

Due to a worldwide chip shortage, new cards will not be able to automatically apply discounts at parking machines.

Find out how to register your new card for parking discounts

Updated: 1 December 2017