Resident's parking permit

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.

Zones A and B

Leiden’s paid parking area is divided into zones.

  • Zone A: city centre
  • Zone B: neighbourhoods around the city centre (called ‘shell neighbourhoods’)

Check the map to find out in which zone you live or look for your street in the list of streets (pdf, 4,61 mb).

General conditions

  • You are registered in the Personal Records Database in zone A or zone B 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. In zone B 2 permits apply.
    Important: the current residents keep the right to apply for a 2nd or 3rd residents’  parking permit as long as they do not move and extend their parking permit in 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.
  • 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 residents’ parking  permit  

  • In case of new-build or functional change of the building, residents have to park on their own ground. To avoid extra parking pressure in the area, (new) residents of new build, functionally changed, converted houses for multiple occupation and split housing units 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.
  • In certain areas residents cannot get a residents’- and visitors’ parking permit. This is the case at
    • Lammenschansdriehoek – the area that is bounded by the Lammenschansweg, the railway, the Kanaalweg and Plantijnstraat 
    • The area of De Raad Vastgoed (Auction site)  - the area that is bounded by the Lammenschansweg, Abrikozenweg, Ananasweg and Perzikweg.

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

Do you have two residents’ parking permits in zone A or do you have three residents’ parking permits in zone B, then you can keep these permits as long as you live at this address and pay for renewal in time.