Trade permits are valid in every controlled parking zone (CPZ) in the borough and are available to any business or tradesperson that provides proof that they need to operate in more than one CPZ within the borough.



1 Year£900
6 months£600
3 months£375
1 month£150
1 week£50

If your vehicle is a diesel vehicle, you will have to pay a surcharge in addition to the permit cost. The cost of the diesel surcharge is as follows:

Duration1st April 2017 - 31st March 20181st April 2018 - 31st March 20191st April 2019 - 31st March 2020
12 Months£90.00£115.00£150.00
6 Months£45.00£57.50£75.00
3 Months£22.50£28.75£37.50
1 Month£7.50£9.60£12.50
1 Week£1.75£2.25£2.85

For example, if you are purchasing a trade permit for 6 months, for a diesel vehicle in April 2017, the cost will be £600 permit price, plus £45 surcharge, a total of £645.


Applying for a permit

Apply for a trade permit online

Alternatively please download and complete the application form and return it to us by email or post (addresses at the bottom of this page).

Downloadable application form

Trade parking permit application form



In order to prove your eligibility for a trade permit you must provide one of the following:

  • A letter on headed paper explaining why the permit is necessary for the day-to-day running of the business or;
  • A copy of a contract(s) containing the addresses within the CPZs; or
  • A copy of an instruction from resident(s) or property owner(s) of addresses within the CPZs to carry out works.

Trade permits are also vehicle specific so you must also provide proof of vehicle ownership at the time of your application.


Restrictions on use

Trade permits are valid in shared use bays (bays in which both permits and pay and display tickets are valid) and in permit holder bays. Trade permits are not valid in 'Resident permit holder only' bays or pay & display only bays. Please check the roadside signs before parking. Trade permits are not valid in any car parks. Please note that if your permit is lost we will not issue a replacement and you must purchase a new permit.

Trade permits are not valid in the permit or shared use bays in the following streets:

Camrose CloseGladstone Road - Junction of Sir Cyril Black Way to Pelham Road
Hatherleigh CloseGraham Road
Links AvenueHartfield Crescent
Queens PlaceHartfield Road
Queens RoadHerbert Road
Stanley RoadPalmerston Road - Junction of Broadway to Pelham Road
Woodville RoadPelham Road - Junction of Gladstone Road to junction of Southey Road
York CloseRussell Road - Junction of Broadway to Pelham Road

If you have a need to use a trade permit in one or more of these roads please submit a letter explaining why alongside your application and we will consider granting an exemption from the restriction.


Cancelling your permit

See cancelling a parking permit


Contact us

Parking Services
Civic Centre
London Road

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