Parking price increases came into effect on 18 April 2019

From October 2019, there will be an additional charge for a diesel vehicle and this charge will be in addition to the cost of a permit, including any surcharge applied to the second and third permit in a residential household.

A full list of the changes can be found on theĀ parking charges page.

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Public service parking permit school

Who is eligible?

To apply for this permit you must:

  • be a member of the school staff delivering the National Curriculum in a ‘maintained’ or state school.
  • work at a school that has insufficient or no off-street parking.
  • use a vehicle that does not exceed 2.3m (8’6”) in height or 5.2m (16’8”) in length.

What do I need to provide?

You need to upload a photocopy of the UK Registration Certificate, New Keeper Supplement or a print out of the DVLA vehicle details for us to calculate your permit price, unless you are applying for a multi-vehicle permit.

You need to make payment with the school business card or cheque. If you are required to use your personal card we require a letter from your organisation to confirm.

Where can you use this permit?

The permit is only valid for the vehicle specified on your application. The only exception to this is for a multi-vehicle permit.

You must display your permit on the front windscreen so that all the details can be seen from outside the vehicle.

It is is only valid in parking bays signed ‘Resident Permit Holders Only’, ‘Permit Holders Only’, or ‘Permit Holders or Pay at Machine’.

Your permit is valid in all zones during the controlled hours.  It does not guarantee you a parking bay.

Receiving your permit

Your permit will be posted to you so please allow 7 days to receive it from the date that your application is processed or the date that you renew your permit.

If you do not receive your permit within 7 days from the date of your application or renewal you must telephone Tower Hamlets Contact Centre within 14 days, otherwise you will have to complete a new application and resubmit your proofs before your permit is reissued.

How do you apply for this permit?

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 a public service (school) parking permit