Parking price increases came into effect on 18 April 2019

From September 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.

Visitor scratchcards

Can I apply for a permit?

You can apply for a permit if your address in the borough is your sole or main residence where you live for a minimum of 4 nights a week.

If you live in a car free property you are only allowed a maximum of three books in a year, unless you are a disabled blue badge holder or you have a carer visiting you on a daily basis.

How do I apply for a permit?

You need to fill out the visitors’ scratchcard application form and provide one proof of residency, such as your council tax reference number.

How much does the scratchcards cost?

  • A book of scratchcards costs £16
  • There are 10 scratchcards in a book
  • A scratchcard is valid for 6 hours.

There is no charge if you are aged 60 years or over or if you have a carer visiting you on a daily basis.

Where can I park?

A scratchcard is only valid in the mini-zone that you live, and in parking bays signed:

  • Resident Permit Holders Only
  • Permit Holders only or
  • Permit Holders or Pay at Machine.

Where can I apply?

In person at a One Stop Shop or by Post

How to re-order scratchcards?

Paying by debit or credit card

Telephone on 020 7364 5000, Mon to Fri from 9am to 5pm.

Eligible for free scratchcards

Telephone on 020 7364 5000 or send an email with the Reference number shown on the re-order card to permits@towerhamlets.gov.uk.

Other related on-street resident products

Resident Parking Permit and Temporary Resident Parking permit.