The Oxfordshire County Council is to consult residents in 26,000 homes across Oxford about the possibility of charging for parking permits. Currently residents receive the permits free of charge. However, the council plans to apply a levy of 40 per vehicle, which would translate to an annual income of 1 million if every household had one car. The council also plans to introduce a 4 an hour fee for on-street parking in the city centre between 08.00 and 10.00 Monday to Saturday to make up the shortfall in income following the introduction of free parking in the city centre in the evenings and on Sundays. Comments about the planned resident permit charges can be made online on the county council website.

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