Do you live in an area where you have to pay to park your car or other vehicle? You can apply to the municipality for a residents’ parking permit (parkeervergunning voor bewoners). If you have a residents' parking permit, you do not have to pay for parking at the parking meter or via a parking app.
A parking permit is registered to a specified vehicle registration number. If you have more than 1 car or other vehicle, you must apply for a separate parking permit for each vehicle.
This is how it works for you
Here is some information from your municipality.
Municipality of Groningen: Applying for a parking permit
To apply for a parking permit, you must meet the following conditions:
- Your vehicle's registration certificate is in your name. Or you use a lease car.
- You live in the Netherlands and are registered in the municipality where you wish to apply for the parking permit.
- Are you not registered in the municipality? If so, you must prove that you live and work in that municipality.
You can apply for a parking permit online. To do so, log in with your DigiD. This is not possilble in English yet.
Would you like to visit the municipality to apply for a parking permit? Make an appointment online (form is not available in English) or call 14050 (short number).
The cost of the parking permit depends on the place in the municipality for which you apply. Check the costs on the website of the municipality of Groningen.