Apply for a resident parking permit to park your vehicle in a resident permit holder space or shared use space in the controlled parking zone (CPZ) where you live.

Resident parking permits are normally valid for one vehicle only.

If you frequently change your vehicle, have a Blue Badge, or are housebound, you can apply for a resident address permit instead.

Check if you're eligible for a resident permit


Apply for a permit

The quickest and easiest way to apply for a permit is to use our self-service website:

Apply for a parking permit online

  • complete the online application form
  • upload proof of residency, and
  • proof that you own (or are permitted to use) the vehicle. 

See accepted proof documents for permits to find out what you can submit. Always quote your application number.

For a resident parking permit application please contact us on 020 8545 4661 (option 2).

We aim to process new applications within two working days of receiving a correctly completed application.



The first time you apply for a permit you will need to pay a set-up fee of £25 (but not when you need to renew).

Resident address permits cost the same as resident parking permits.

If you have a Blue Badge or are housebound you are eligible for a free resident address permit.

PermitInitial application
cost for one year
cost for one year
Initial application
cost for 6 months
cost for 6 months
First residents permit£90£65£57.50£32.50
Second residents permit£135£110£80£55.00
Third residents permit£165£140£95£70

If you have a diesel engine vehicle, you will also need to pay a diesel surcharge on top of your permit cost.

See diesel surcharge costs below:

​Dates1 Year6 Months
1st April 2017 - 31st March 2018£90£45
1st April 2018 - 31st March 2019£115£57.50
1st April 2019 - 31st March 2020£150£75

If you have the second permit in the house and you have a diesel vehicle, your permit will cost £110 plus £90 diesel surcharge, a total of £200.

The system calculates permit prices automatically as you complete your application details.

If you own a 100% electrically powered vehicle you will pay £40 less for your resident permit.

Initial ApplicationRenewal
Electric residents permit£50£25

These permits can only be purchased for 12 months and are non-refundable.


Resident address permits

  • If you change cars regularly, for example if you have access to a pool of company vehicles, you can apply for a resident address permit. To prove you change your vehicle often you need to confirm this on a letter on company headed paper.
  • If you have a Blue Badge or are housebound you are eligible for a free resident address permit.
  • If you need a permit for visiting care staff, you will need to provide "proof of visitors".

Your permit is only valid in the vehicle it is displayed in. If our enforcement officers do not see a permit you are likely to receive a penalty charge notice (PCN).

We will not issue more than one permit to a household and if you lose it we will not provide a replacement, you must buy a new permit at full price.

Apply for a permit


Contact us

Parking Services
Civic Centre
London Road
Telephone: 020 8545 4661(10am - 4pm Mon-Fri)