Resident motorcycle parking permit

Residents of the borough can apply for a motorcycle parking permit.

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.

Along with your application, you must provide:

  • Your LBTH council tax reference number
  • Your UK vehicle registration certificate (V5C).

All new applications must be made in person at your local One Stop Shop.

Download the resident motorcycle parking permit application form (pdf, 107 kb).

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 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.

Where to park

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.

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.

Find out more about the borough's parking zones.

You can 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 penalty charge notice.


A resident motorcycle permit costs £15 for 12 months..

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 Services
Mulberry Place (AH)
PO Box 55739
5 Clove Crescent
London E14 1BY

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