Changes to eco-friendly parking permits
The existing eco-friendly parking permit scheme run by the Department for Infrastructure will expire on Thursday 31 January 2019.
From Thursday 1 February 2018
- old eco-permit scheme will be closed to new entrants
- new applicants will have to apply to the new scheme
- valid eco-permits will be allowed to run until Thursday 31 January 2019
The new scheme will only be for Electric Vehicles (EVs) and Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) with carbon emissions of less than 50g CO2 per kilometre.
As an incentive newly registered vehicles that are EV or PHEV , will receive free parking in all States of Jersey car parks for a period of 12 months following the initial registration of the vehicle. This will be followed by half price parking until Tuesday 31 December 2019 (the scheme will be extended beyond this date subject to the States' next Medium Term Financial Plan).
Vehicles that are eligible for an eco-friendly parking permit
The following vehicles still benefit from half price parking until Thursday 31 January 2019 permit if they are registered in the scheme before Wednesday 31 January 2018:
- any vehicle that has been certified as having a low exhaust emission that produces 100g or less of carbon dioxide per kilometre
- a hybrid vehicle, first registered in Jersey before 1 July 2012, that uses an electric motor to assist a conventional engine, and has been certified as having a low exhaust emission that produces less than 120g of carbon dioxide per kilometre
- a hybrid vehicle, first registered in Jersey from 1 July 2012 onwards, that uses an electric motor to assist a conventional engine, and has been certified as having a low exhaust emission that produces less than 100g of carbon dioxide per kilometre
Your local dealer will be able to tell you whether your car is eligible, or you can check your vehicle online.
Many manufacturers also indicate which band level of emissions their vehicles fall into. They use labels that are very similar to those found on electrical goods.
Eco-friendly parking permit application form
Eco-friendly parking permit guidance notes
Eco-friendly parking permit charge
The permit itself is issued free of charge after filling out an application form from the Parking Control Office at Sand Street.
There is a one off £15 administration fee for applicants to the new scheme.
When you have your permit you will be able to purchase half-price paycards and season tickets. You can buy them from the Parking Control Office at Sand Street.
You will also be able to use the PayByPhone app from Thursday 1 February 2018 and get half price parking
How to use your eco-friendly parking permit
The parking permit must be clearly displayed on your windscreen whenever you use half-price paycards or season tickets.
The paycards / season tickets should be clearly displayed as well. They have a green stamp on them so they can only be used in vehicles with an eco-friendly permit.
You can use your reduced price paycards / season tickets in long and short stay car parks, and on-street parking. There is no difference in the parking regulations for eco-friendly parking permit holders (the maximum permitted periods in the short stay car parks remain the same). You must still display the correct amount of paycards for your length of stay.
The permits are also recognised at Sand Street car park, which has an automatic number plate recognition payment system.
The permits are now recognised by the PayByPhone app, you will be charged half price for your parking if you use it.
Free Parking Concession
Vehicles which qualify for the free parking concession will be issued a permit that must be displayed at all times when parked and a parking disc (yellow time clock) used to indicate their arrival time.
Maximum stay periods apply.
In Sand Street Car Park vehicles which qualify for the free parking will be restricted to the maximum three hour stay at any one time. Any vehicle exceeding the three hour stay will be issued an excess charge notice.
Sand Street parking payment system