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Business parking permits

There are two types of business parking permit:

Business parking permits

Business parking permits can be issued to businesses providing they can justify they are essential for their business. There is a limit of two permits per business due to the pressure on parking spaces within controlled parking zones.

Businesses that already have access to off street parking spaces for 2 or more vehicles will not be eligible for permits.

Criteria for issue

Proof of company
You will have to prove the existence of your business by applying for your permit in writing on your company headed paper or by providing a business rate bill or similar.

Statement of justification
Business parking permits will not be issued for normal parking needs for employees or business clients. It must be shown that there is a genuine need for this type of permit and that the vehicles needing a permit are essential for the efficient operation and the continuation of your business.

Proof of vehicle registration
Please provide a copy of your vehicle registration document (VRD) or a copy of the sales invoice from a dealership.

Cost of business parking permits

Business permits can only be purchased for a maximum of 6 months. The cost is shown in the following table. The initial application cost includes a set-up fee of £25. This does not apply to permit renewals.

Zone Initial application
cost for 6 months
Permit renewal
cost for 6 months
W1 £401 £376
W2 £401 £376
W3 £401 £376
W4 £401 £376
W5 £401 £376
All other zones £356 £331

If your vehicle is a diesel engine vehicle, from 1st April 2017, in addition to the permit cost, you will also need to pay a diesel surcharge. The cost of the diesel surcharge is as follows;

6 Months
1st April 2017 - 31st March 2018 £45.00
1st April 2018 - 31st March 2019 £57.50
1st April 2019 - 31st March 2020 £75.00

This means if your business is located in the W1, W2, W3, W4 and W5 Controlled Parking Zones, and your vehicle is a diesel vehicle, the cost to renew your permit this year will be £376 plus £45 diesel surcharge, a total of £421.

Permit prices are calculated automatically by the system as you complete your application details.

How to apply

Apply for business parking permits online

Alternatively, you can download a business_permit_application_form or phone us on 020 8545 4661 to request one.

Business address permits

This type of permit is only applicable where there is a constant change of vehicles.

Business address permits can be issued to businesses providing they can justify they are essential for their business. There is a limit of two permits per business due to the pressure on parking spaces within controlled parking zones.

Businesses that already have access to off street parking spaces for 2 or more vehicles will not be eligible for permits.

Criteria for issue

Proof of company
You will have to prove the existence of your business by applying for your permit in writing on your company headed paper or by providing a business rate bill or similar.

Statement of justification
Business address permits will not be issued for normal parking needs for employees or business clients. It must be shown that there is a genuine need for this type of permit and that the vehicles in which the permit will be used are essential for the efficient operation and the continuation of your business.

Proof of continuous change of vehicle
If you are applying for a Business Address Permit on the basis that the vehicle you use is constantly changing, you must provide a letter on company headed paper confirming this as well as a justification of the need for this type of permit.

Cost of business address permit

Business address permits can only be purchased for a maximum of 6 months. The cost is shown in the following table. The initial application cost includes a set-up fee of £25. This does not apply to permit renewals

Zone Initial application
cost for 6 months
Permit renewal
cost for 6 months
W1 £401 £376
W2 £401 £376
W3 £401 £376
W4 £401 £376
W5 £401 £376
All other zones £356 £331

How to apply

Apply for a business address permit online

Alternatively you can download a business permit application form and return to the address below

Information for new permit applicants

Parking Services endeavour to process new business permit applications within 2 working days of receipt in the parking office. Applications can be made by post, fax or email, or alternatively, can be handed in at Merton Civic Centre. Please see below for contact details. Renewals are usually processed within 5 to 10 working days of receipt in the parking services office.

Managing your permit

Terms and conditions

Business parking permit terms and conditions

See also

Contact us

Parking Services
Civic Centre
London Road
Morden
SM4 5DX

Telephone: 020 8545 4661 (10.00am - 4.00pm Mon-Fri)
Email:parkingpermits@merton.gov.uk

This page was last updated on Thursday 16 March 2017

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