Processing permit applications

We are currently receiving a high volume of permit applications which is taking longer than usual to process. Our aim is to process your application/enquiry within five working days.
If you have previously contacted us there is no need to contact us again. We will contact you if there is a problem or delay.

For general enquiries please refer to the permit terms and conditions as we will only respond to enquiries not covered in the terms and conditions. For urgent enquiries please contact Tower Hamlets Contact Centre on 020 7364 5003.

Resident on-street parking permit

Can I apply for a resident permit?

You can apply for a permit if your address in Tower Hamlets and 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 to apply if you are a disabled blue badge holder, you have been decanted or you meet the Permit Transfer Scheme (PTS) conditions.

You must read the resident parking permit terms and conditions before you apply.

How do I apply for a permit?

  1. Online
  2. One Stop Shop - You need to fill out the resident application form and provide a valid UK Driving Licence and UK Registration Certificate (V5C) both showing your full legal names and address in Tower Hamlets. If you are unable to provide either document please refer to the resident parking permit terms and conditions to see what alternative documents we accept at One Stop Shops.

How much does the permit cost?

Your permit price band is determined by the CO2 emission recorded on the UK Registration Certificate (V5C). Find our much your permit will cost from the parking fees and charges.

Ther is no charge for a disable blue badge holder. Please refer to resident parking permit terms and conditions.

Where can I park?

Your permit is only valid in parking bays signed:

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

You can park all day in the zone that you live and up to three hours in another zone. For more information please refer to the resident parking terms and conditions.

Other related resident products

Visitors’ Scratchcards and Temporary Resident Parking Permit.