Residents parking permit zone A

Do you live in an area with paid parking? Then you can apply for a resident's parking permit. This resident's parking permit is linked to the vehicle registration number of your car, motorcycle or motorised quadricycle.

Zone A (center)

The center of Leiden, between the canals, is zone A: 

  • Almost all parking spaces are permit holder spaces. There is 24/7 paid parking here.
  • There are short-term parking locations in a number of places in the center (maximum 2 hours of parking). Paid parking applies here:
    • Monday to Saturday, from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm.
    • Sunday from 13:00 to 21:00.

Check the map to find out in which zone you live or look for your street in the list of streets (pdf, 6,64 mb).

General conditions

  • You are registered in the Personal Records Database in zone A for which you are applying for the permit. 
    Important: in case you moved to a new address lately, it is possible that you cannot apply for a permit right away.
  • At the address you are registered a maximum amount of parking permits has not been issued yet. In zone A a maximum of 1 permit applies. 
    Important: do you have two resident parking permits for zone A? Then you can keep these permits as long as you continue to live at this address and pay for the extension on time.
  • You live in an independent residence (you do not share the kitchen or bathroom).
  • The registration number of your car, motorcycle or motorised quadricycle is registered in your name or you make use of a lease car.
  • Your vehicle is not longer than 6 meters and not higher than 2.4 meters.
  • Your vehicle is not registered with the RDW as a camper.
  • You are not registered in the Personal Records Database (BRP), but you can prove that you work (= connected economically) and live in Leiden.  In that case you can apply for maximal one residents’ parking permit per address.

On what basis can’t you get a resident's parking permit 

In case of new build, functionally changed, converted houses for multiple occupation and split housing units you are not entitled to a residents-, visitors-  and car sharing parking permit. This applies to houses which are built or will be built after the 2nd October 2019.

Do you want to know if you can apply for a parking permit? Please contact the municipality via 14071, choice 3.