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Parking charges

We are required to advertise any notice of variation of parking charges and other charges in a local newspaper, such as the East London Advertiser.

In accordance with the notice of variation of parking charges the council in exercise of its powers under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and the Local Government Act 1985 duly advertised the changes in the East London Advertiser on 10 March 2022 that as from 19 April 2022 the charge for the issue of permits and other charges were to increase.

Diesel vehicle

There is growing evidence of the harmful effects diesel fumes can have on health and life expectancy.

Pollution in Tower Hamlets is at unacceptable levels. The council has a supplementary charge for diesel vehicles to park in the borough. This will lessen the impact of diesel fuel on poor air quality and health and to encourage a move away from polluting vehicles.

How permit charges are calculated

The permit price is usually worked out by the vehicle’s CO2 emissions. For vehicles registered before 1 March 2001, charges are based on the engine size.

There is also a surcharge for the second and third permit at the property in addition to a diesel vehicle. You can check the vehicle details on the UK Registration Certificate (V5C) or DVLA website.  

When you apply online, the system automatically works out the price. However, you should not continue if you think the permit price may be incorrect.

This could happen if the previous tenant has not cancelled their permit. Instead, you should contact the parking team to look into the matter.

Permit Type

Resident

CO2

160 (g/km)

Fuel Type

Petrol

Diesel

Price Band

D

D

12 months

£105.00

£105.00

Second Permit surcharge (if applicable)

£70.00

£70.00

Diesel Surcharge (if applicable)

N/A

£60.00

Total Price

£175.00

£235.00

 

CHARGES FOR SIX- AND TWELVE-MONTH RESIDENT PERMITS (£)

BAND / VEHICLE TYPE

CO2 Emissions (g/km)

Engine Size (cc)

6 months

12 months

Electric

N/A

N/A

18.00

30.00

Motorcycles

N/A

N/A

21.00

35.00

A

<=100

N/A

21.00

35.00

B

101-120

<=1100

39.00

65.00

C

121-150

1101-1300

51.00

85.00

D

151-165

1301-1600

63.00

105.00

E

166-185

1601-1800

93.00

155.00

F

186-225

1801-2000

123.00

205.00

G1

226-325

2001-3000

183.00

305.00

G2

>325

>3000

243.00

405.00

Multi vehicle (incl. diesel surcharge)

N/A

N/A

273.00

465.00

Resident permit surcharges (£)
Surcharges type 6 months 12 months 

Second resident permit

£42

£70 

Third resident permit

£120

£200

Diesel vehicle surcharge

£30 

£60 

 

Charges for daily resident permits (£)
Band/Vehicle type Charge (£)
All

£14 

 

BUSINESS, CONTRACTOR, DOCTOR SURGERY AND PUBLIC SERVICE PERMITS (£)

BAND

CO2 Emissions (g/km)

Engine Size

(cc)

3 months

6 months

12 months

Electric

n/a

n/a

40.00

60.00

100.00

A

<=100

n/a

263.00

389.00

628.00

B

101-120

<=1100

277.00

413.00

665.00

C

121-150

1101-1300

301.00

444.00

710.00

D

151-165

1301-1600

331.00

487.00

785.00

E

166-185

1601-1800

344.00

508.00

822.00

F

186-225

1801-2000

358.00

530.00

857.00

G1

226-325

2001-3000

375.00

553.00

895.00

G2

>325

>3000

402.00

599.00

990.00

Multi vehicle (incl. diesel surcharge)

N/A

N/A

417.00

629.00

1050.00

Diesel Surcharge

N/A

N/A

15.00

30.00

60.00

All Zones Surcharge*

N/A

N/A

52.00

105.00

210.00

 

* This is a mandatory surcharge for Contractor and Public Service permits.

Market trader permit charge (£)
3 month 6 months12 months

£200

£339

£553 

 

Diesel surcharge (£)
3 months6 months12 months 

£15

£30 

£60 

 

Other permits
TypeCharge (£/year) 

Car Club Permits (single bay model)

£231

Car Club Permits (point-to-point model)

£1367

 

Visitor vouchers
TypeTime permitted per voucherCharge per voucher (£) 

Market Trader

1 day 

£6.20

Public service 

1 day 

£7 

Resident visitor

1 day 

£3 

 

Other permit charges
Charge Charge (£) 

Amendment or replacement of lost or stolen permit

N/A 

Processing refunds for returned permits 

£19.60 

 

Suspensions and dispensations charges
Service Charge (£) 

Bay Suspension Administration Charges

£95.50

Supplementary emergency surcharge 

£78.90

Charge per bay per day 

£47

Dispensation Charges

 

Administration Charge for residents, the NHS, police, fire brigade and registered charities 

£22

Administration Charge for Businesses and Companies 

£67

Charge per space per day 

£47 

 

As advertised in the East London Advertiser on the 10 March 2022, the following charges for cashless (on street and off street) parking came into effect from 1 April 2022.

Cashless charges (on-street)
Zone Charge (£ / hour) Charge for diesel vehicles (£/hour) 

A1, A2, A5, A6, C1, C2 

£5.30

£7.95

A3, A4, C3, C4 

£4.70

£7.05 

B1 (except B*), B2, B3, B4, D1, D2 

£4.30

£6.45 

 

Saturday cashless charges (on street)

(B1*) Roman Road on-street short-stay parking places.

 

0 to 30 mins

30 mins to 1 hr

1 to 1.5 hours

1.5 to 2 hours

2 to 2.5 hours

2.5 to 3 hours

3 to 3.5 hours

3.5 to 4 hours

Charges (£)

0.70

1.30

1.80

2.30

4.10

6.00

7.90

9.80

Charge (£) for diesel vehicles

1.05

1.95

2.70

3.45

6.15

9.00

11.85

14.70

Car park charges (off-street)

Car Parks: John Orwell, Haverfield Road, Victoria Park, St Marks Gate car parks
Days, Hours and Charges Monday to Sunday – 1 hour Monday to Friday – 4 hours Monday to Friday – All day Saturday and Sunday – 4 hours Saturday and Sunday – All day 
Charges (£) 

£3.40

£7.40 

£10.20

£4.70 

£7.40 

Charges (£) for Diesel Vehicles 

£5.10 

£11.10 

£15.30

£7.05 

£11.10 

 

Car park: Lawton Road

Car Park: Lawton Road

 

Days, Hours and Charges

Monday to Saturday – 1 hour

Monday to Friday – 4 hours

Monday to Friday – all day

Saturday – up to 4 hours

Saturday – All day

 
 

Charges (£)

3.40

7.40

10.20

4.70

7.40

 

Charge (£) for Diesel Vehicles

5.10

11.10

15.30

7.05

11.10

 

 

 

 

 

Car Park Lawton Road (Sunday)

Hours

1

hours

2

hours

5 hours

8 hours

11 hours

All day

Charges(£)

0.70

1.50

2.90

4.20

5.50

6.90

Charges for diesal vehicles (£)

1.05

2.25

4.35

6.30

8.25

10.35

 

Car park: Roman Road
Days, hours and chargesMonday to Friday – 1 hour Monday to Friday – 2 hours 
Charges (£) 

£4.30

£8.60

Charges (£) for diesel vehicles 

£6.45

£12.90

 

Car park: Roman Road (Saturdays)
Days, hours and charges 0 to 30 mins 30mins to 1 hour1 hours to 1.5 hours1.5 hours to 2 hours
Charges (£) 

£0.70

£1.30

£1.80

£2.30 

Charges (£) for diesel vehicles 

£1.05

£1.95

£2.70

£3.45 

 

Cashless phone parking payments 

Our parking payment provider is RingGo. There is no charge for downloading and using RingGo. You can opt to get a text reminder to let you know when a parking session is due to expire for a charge of 25p per message.

Find out more about how to use RingGo.

Parking zone and controlled parking times

To find out where you can park and the controlled parking times throughout the borough.

For more information visit the parking zone and controlled parking times page.