If you are trying to apply for a permit and are receiving the below error message, you need to make sure there are zones configured in your project.
To configure zones in a project, you need to be at least a project level admin. You will see an option below Permits to Configure Zones. Select this, and then +Add New in the top right hand corner. Create a name for the zone and make sure the relevant Permit Types are ticked, then select +Create. You will now be able to apply for a permit by selecting this zone within Permits > Create.