Changes to parking permits

We are bringing in some changes to our parking system.  They will affect the way you apply for or renew a parking permit and apply for a visitor scratch card. We are working hard to get the new system up and running. While we are doing this, a temporary system is in place.

Permits will continue to be valid until 14 days after the stated expiry date.

Temporary permits with an expiry date or 14 October or 4 November will continue to be valid until 30 November 2019.

We will continue to issue parking fines for any cars parked illegally.

For more information, see the relevant parking permit pages.

Please note that this applies to parking permits only and not to blue badges, freedom passes or taxicards.

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Other parking permits

  • To apply for a permit now, please select the type of permit and download application word document.
  • Fill in the application form and email this together with your evidence to permits@towerhamlets.gov.uk
  • Once we have assessed your application and evidence, we will let you know if it has been accepted. We aim to do this in 10 working days.
  • You must then call us on 020 7364 3000 to pay for your permit. Once you have paid, we will give you a new paperless permit.

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Motorcycle permit

We cannot issue motorcycle permits at the moment. We will not fine motorcycles parked in permit, shared use and resident bays with expired permits until this is fixed

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Temporary Permits

Renewals

You are no longer able to renew existing permits. This means you will need to provide all the evidence needed for a new permit.

What are paperless permits?

Our new parking permit is a ‘virtual’, paperless permit. 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. 

Help with sending in evidence and application

  • If you are not sure how to scan and upload your documents to email to us, read our tips on uploading documents.
  • If you need more help to scan any evidence or to fill in your application, staff at Idea Store Digital Hubs can help you do this. Just bring in your phone and evidence, and they will be able to help. 
  • Alternatively, you can post your completed paper application and evidence to:  
    Parking permits
    PO Box 62475
    London, E14 1GL

For more information