Resident motorcycle parking permit
Who can apply?
You must live in the borough to apply for a permit. You
must provide one proof of residency and one proof of
If you live in a car free property you do not qualify for an
on-street parking permit, unless you are the holder of a disabled
person’s (blue) badge.
What proofs are required?
To qualify for a resident parking permit you will have to
complete the application form and provide the following:
- Your LBTH Council Tax Reference Number
- Your UK Vehicle Registration Certificate (V5C)
If you are unable to meet the above criteria you will not
qualify for a permit. However, if you would like us to consider
your circumstances you must write to Parking Permits, P.O. Box
62475, London E14 1GL or email us at email@example.com.
We will respond to your letter within 5 working days.
Change in details
If you change your name, address or vehicle (including the
registration number) you must return your permit for a refund. You
will then have to make a new application and provide the relevant
proofs. You do not qualify for a refund.
Where to park
Parking in your zone
Providing your parking permit is correctly displayed you can
park in your zone all day in parking bays signed:
- Resident Permit Holders Only
- Permit Holders Only
- Permit Holders Only or Pay at Machine
- Parking Concession for Other Zones
There is a concession that allows you to visit other zones in
Tower Hamlets for up to a maximum of three hours per day. During
this period (which commences when you first park in the visited
zone) you may make further journeys using the same signed bays as
above to park.
However, if you use your parking permit in
that zone after 3 hours have expired, you may be issued with a
Where a permit is not valid
Your parking permit is not valid for parking in bays signed
differently to those above or off-street on estates. You should
also make sure you do not park in suspended bays regardless of
whether or not the reason for the suspension is apparent.
Parking controls vary from mini-zone to mini-zone. The normal
hours are from 8.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday. But in some
mini-zones these hours are extended.
If you park without a valid parking permit during controlled
hours, or in a suspended bay, you may be issued with a Penalty
Charge and your vehicle may be removed.
How much does a resident permit cost?
A resident motorcycle permit costs £15 for 12 months..
How and where can I apply?
All new applications must be made in person.
If you wish to pay by debit or credit card you
can visit your local One Stop Shop.
Download the resident
motorcycle parking permit application form (pdf, 107
There are a number of solo motorcycle bays in the borough
available to any motorcyclist whether they have a permit or not.
map for their locations. Click on Motorcycle Parking bays in
the legend, type in an address and click on 'find my nearest'.
Tower Hamlets Council wishes to prevent fraudulent applications.
If you know of or suspect parking permit fraud, call 020 7364 6945
or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
All reports are treated in strictest confidence.
Mulberry Place (AH)
PO Box 55739
5 Clove Crescent
London E14 1BY
Parking Helpline: 020 7364 5003 (Open: Monday to Friday from 8am
to 8pm, Saturday from 8am to 4pm)
Fax number: 020 7364 6797