About the permit scheme
Owners of Jersey registered motorhomes can apply for a permit to book an overnight parking space to sleep in their vehicle. This was originally part of a trial scheme launched in May 2022 but has now been extended indefinitely.
Overnight parking is currenty allowed at Le Port Car Park, St Peter at the southern end of the car park. There are 6 marked and numbered spaces reserved for motorhome overnight parking, starting at 6pm until 9am the next morning.
How to apply for permits
There are 2 permits you need to apply for, both are free of charge:
Apply for an Annual Motorhome Parking Permit
- an Annual Motorhome Parking Permit
- an Overnight Booking Permit for every time you want to park
For the Annual Motorhome Parking Permit application form you'll need:
- your name
- email address
- Jersey residential address
- telephone number (mobile or landline)
- make and model of your vehicle and your vehicle registration number
Each time you want to reserve a specific date for parking using the Overnight Booking Permit, the online form you will need to input the reference number of your annual permit, so make sure you have it to hand.
Permits will be sent to your email address as a PDF when they are approved. Your application may be declined if it does not meet the required criteria.
Applications can only be made using the online forms above, which should be completed by the registered owner of the Jersey vehicle to which it relates. The vehicle must be a motorhome or a camper van with self-contained toilet facilities on board.
Overnight permit conditions and considerate behaviour
For overnight booking there are some simple rules.You can:
- only make your overnight parking booking in the 48 hours before you want to park
- only book for 1 night in every 7 nights
- only park overnight in the space number designated on your overnight permit
- park from 6pm on the date of your booking to 9am the following day
Your permits must be made available for inspection on demand, either in digital or paper form, when you are using one of the designated parking spaces for overnight parking.
You must not:
- drive a vehicle in a parking place except with the intention of parking the vehicle or to remove it afterwards
- injure or deface a parking place or a put a notice in a parking place
- deposit refuse in a parking place except in a receptacle provided for the purpose
- discharge a firearm, throw a missile, light a fire or firework in a parking place
- wash a vehicle, trailer, or boat in a parking place
- carry out work on a vehicle, trailer, boat, or other thing in a parking place except to be able to remove it from the parking place
- place on a vehicle in a parking place (other than a motorcycle) a cover of the type normally used to protect the exterior of a vehicle from the weather during storage in the open air
- remove a disabled person's badge, season ticket, pay card, parking disc or permit displayed unless you are the registered vehicle owner
- consume alcohol in a parking place or be in possession of an open container containing alcohol
- fail to comply with any reasonable instructions given by a police officer or a car park official as to how the vehicle should be parked, or to remove the vehicle from the parking place
- fail to leave the parking place if requested to do so by a police officer or a car park official
- refuse or fail to give a name and address or give a false name and address if requested by a police officer or a car park official
Annual permit terms and conditions
Annual Parking Permits were originally due to expire on Monday 15 May 2023 under the trial scheme but we have extended the scheme indefinitely. This means anybody with an existing annual permit can continue to use it until further notice.
Permits are not transferable and may be changed or cancelled by Infrastructure and Environment (IE) at any time.
Your permit must be returned to IE on disposal of the vehicle.
Legal information and considerate behaviour
Article 7 (6)(g) of the Road Traffic (Public Parking Places) (Jersey) Order 2006 states that it is an offence to sleep in a vehicle in a public or private parking place. However, the holder of a valid annual permit and pre-booked overnight permit issued by this trial scheme will not be in breach of this aspect of the Order.
Other offences under the law are punishable and must be observed by all holders of permits issued by this trial scheme.
Road Traffic (Public Parking Spaces) (Jersey) Order 2006 on Jersey Law