Changes to parking permits

Our new parking permit system is now live. You can now apply and pay for resident parking permits and visitor vouchers (scratch cards) online.

Temporary permits with an expiry date or 14 October or 4 November are valid until 30 November 2019.

Other permits will continue to be valid until 7 days after the stated expiry date.

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

For more information, see the relevant parking permit pages.

Please note, these changes apply to resident and visitor parking permits only and not to blue badges, freedom passes or taxicards.

Parking enforcement on bank holidays

Parking enforcement by Tower Hamlets is relaxed on national bank holidays.

For the specific dates bank holidays fall on, please visit the GOV.UK website.

Bank Holiday

Restrictions / Enforcement

Car Pound opening

New Year’s Day

No enforcement

For up to date opening times, please visit the vehicle removal page.

Good Friday

Limited enforcement

Easter Monday

Limited enforcement

Early May Bank Holiday

Limited enforcement

Spring Bank Holiday

Limited enforcement

Summer Bank Holiday

Limited enforcement

Christmas Day

No enforcement

Boxing Day

No enforcement

 

During limited enforcement the following bays are not restricted:

  • permit bays of all types (except Personalised Disabled Bays)
  • pay & display bays of all types
  • disabled bays and loading bays.

Personalised Disabled Bays and all other restrictions are enforced, including but not limited to all types of yellow lines, dropped kerbs and footway parking.

Despite restrictions being in force, it should be noted that the council performs only relaxed enforcement, usually limited to cases where there is risk to traffic flow or the safety of road users.