Waste service strike

A number of Tower Hamlets Council frontline waste service workers and street cleansers will be going on strike from 18 September to 1 October due to a national pay dispute.  

Despite the council working to maintain services for residents, the strike will impact collections and cleansing across the borough. We apologise in advance for the disruption this will cause. 

Find out more about the strike.

Other parking permits

You can now apply and pay for all parking permits online through our new parking permit system. 

To apply for any permit, you must first set up an account. As part of registration process, you need to indicate what type of permit you are applying for: resident, business or public service.

Register for an account



If you already have an account, you can log in here.

You will need to upload documents as part of the application process. If you are not sure how to scan and upload your documents, read our tips on uploading.

Once we receive your application, it will be reviewed by the end of the next working day. No payment will be taken until we have approved your application. If your application is rejected, no payment will be taken.

Available permits

Vehicle off the road

If you would like tell us your vehicle is off the road then you can go to our parking contact form and upload a document from a garage to confirm that your vehicle is off the road and for how long. 

We will aim to get back to you within three working days. During this time, you will need to make other parking arrangements, such as visitor vouchers or daily temporary permits

What are paperless permits?

Our new parking permits are ‘virtual’, paperless permits. This means that you will not receive a physical permit to put in your car. Instead, parking officers will be able to check on the system if a car has a valid permit.