Market trader scratchcards
Who is eligible?
To obtain market traders scratchcards you must:
- be a licensed market trader in the borough
- your vehicle must be registered with Market Services
Where can you park?
The scratchcard must be displayed on the vehicle’s dashboard nearest to the pavement side, so that all particulars are readily visible from the outside.
Providing your scratchcard is correctly displayed, you can park all day, on - street, in parking bays signed “Business Permit Holders Only”, “Business Permit Holders or Pay at Machine”, “Permit Holders Only” or “Permit Holders or Pay at Machine” and “Sunday Market Trader Permits Only”.
There are 5 scratchcards in a book that are valid for the whole day.
Where a permit is not valid
Your scratchcard 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. You should always check the signs close to the bay where you park to make sure you can use it.
You should also make sure you do not park in suspended bays regardless of whether or not the reason for the suspension is clear. You should always check the signs close to the bay where you park to make sure you can use it.
The normal controlled parking hours are from Monday to Friday, from 8.30am to 5.30pm. However, in some zones these hours are extended.
Receiving your scratchcards
All scratchcards are posted
You must allow up to 7 calendar days from the date your application is processed and they will be sent by recorded delivery. If you do not receive them you can contact Tower Hamlets Contact Centre immediately on 020 7364 5003.
How do you apply?
You must complete the online form below. Please ensure that you have read and agree to the terms and conditions before you submit your application.
Apply for market trader scratchcards