Resident on-street parking permit

Can I apply for a resident permit?

You can apply if the address given on your application is your sole or main residence where you live for a minimum of 4 nights a week and is not a car free property.

If you live in a car free property you can only apply in person or by post 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.

Online application - what documents do I need?

You must scan both the proofs below showing your full name and address in the borough:

  •    Driving Licence Photo Card
  •    UK Registration Certificate - 2nd page with the vehicle details*

*Important - please note that we do not accept the new keeper supplement (Green slip when you buy a car)

Online application check - what will happen?

Please note that you do not qualify for a permit until your documents have been approved. We will send you an email within 2 working days to let you know if your application has been accepted or rejected.

Online application timescales - how long will it take?

If your application is successful it can take up to 5 working days for the parking permit to reach you in the post from the day that you apply.

In the meantime, you will have to make alternative parking arrangements to avoid being issued with a Penalty Charge Notice.

To help us to process your application quickly please make sure that you only scan the documents requested, otherwise your application will be rejected and it can take up to 28 days for a refund to be made back to the card.


Apply online for a permit


Applying in person or by post - what documents do I need?

You will need to complete an application and provide proof of residency and proof of vehicle as stated in section 3 & 4 on the application form.

The two main documents that we accept are your Council tax reference number and your UK Registration Certificate (V5C) showing your full legal name.

Permit charges

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 (you must apply in person or by post).

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 form.

Change of address or vehicle

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

Where to apply

Further enquiries

Parking helpline: 020 7364 5003 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm; Saturday, 8am to 4pm)