Resident on-street parking permit

Who can apply for a resident permit

Your address in the borough is your sole or main residence where you live for a minimum of four nights a week and is not a car free property. 

If you do live in a car free property you can only apply if you are a disabled blue badge holder and the vehicle is registered at your address (you do not have to be the registered keeper), a decantee or under the Permit Transfer Scheme.

Your vehicle must not exceed 2.3m (8’6”) in height or 5.2m (16’8”) in length.

Proof of residency and proof of vehicle

You must provide proof of residency and proof of vehicle. Your proofs must show your full legal name (initials or shortened name are not accepted) and address.

Then main proofs that we accept are your council tax reference number and UK Registration Certificate (V5C). For any other proofs please refer to the application.

Charge

Your permit price band is determined by the CO2 emission recorded on the UK Registration Certificate (V5C). Find our much your permit will cost from the parking fees and charges page.

You permit is issued free of charge if the vehicle is exempt from road tax.

Where you can park

Your permit is only valid in parking bays signed:

  • Resident Permit Holders Only
  • Permit Holders Only or
  • Permit Holders or Pay at Machine

Your permit is not valid in any other bay, including pay and display bays signed with ‘Pay at Machine’ only.

Your permit is also valid for up to three hours in the other control zones. For further information please refer to the application.

Change of address or vehicle

You must return your permit. For further information and changes please refer to the application.

Where to apply

Further enquiries

Parking helpline: 020 7364 5003 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm; Saturday, 8am to 4pm)
Email: generalenquiries@towerhamlets.gov.uk

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