This page lists the type of evidence that we accept for the various permit types. Please note that if you have stated on your application that you are on the electoral register or have previously purchased permits at your current address you do not need to provide proof of residency.

Photocopies are generally accepted but we reserve the right to request original documents.

Please send your proof to or to the postal address below. You should quote your application number (if you have one) on all correspondence.

It is currently not possible to upload documents using our website. We are working to fix this and apologise for the inconvenience.


Permit types

The table below lists the type of proof required for each permit type.

​Type of permit​Proof needed
Visitor permits
Resident permits
​Resident address permits
Business permits


Accepted documents

Proof of residency

You must provide a copy of a tenancy or lease agreement or solicitor's letter confirming exchange or any 2 of the following:

  • Recent utility or Council Tax bill
  • Benefit book
  • Driving licence
  • Vehicle registration document

Proof of vehicle ownership

You must provide any one of the following:

  • Vehicle registration document
  • Hire or lease agreement
  • Insurance certificate
  • Sales invoice

Proof of company address

Any one of the following:

  • Certificate of incorporation
  • Business rates bill
  • Property lease agreement
  • Proof of purchase

Business permit applicants must also provide, on headed paper, a letter confirming that the permit is essential for the running of the business.


Contact us

Parking Services
Civic Centre
London Road

Telephone: 020 8545 4661 (10.00am - 4.00pm Mon-Fri)