Resident motorcycle parking permits

Who can apply for a resident permit

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 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.

Council tax reference number and UK Registration Certificate. For other proofs accepted please refer to the application form.


A resident motorcycle permit costs £16 for 12 months

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 more information please refer to the application form.

Change of address or vehicle

You must return your permit. For more information please refer to the application form.

Motorcycle bays

There are a number of solo motorcycle bays in the borough available to any motorcyclist whether they have a permit or not. See this map for their locations. Click on Motorcycle parking bays in the legend, type in an address and click on 'find my nearest'.


Further enquiries

Parking helpline: 020 7364 5003 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm; Saturday, 8am to 4pm)
Fax number: 020 7364 6797