Visitor permits allow friends, relatives and tradesmen to park in your controlled parking zone (CPZ) when they are visiting you. Visitors must use the designated parking bays.

Visitor permits can be purchased in sheets of 10 half day or 10 full day permits. These are limited to the equivalent of 50 full day permits or 100 half day permits per year, per household. If you wish to exceed this limit you must contact Parking Services.

When using the scratch card permits, simply tear off individual permits as required and scratch off the day, date and month of use When using half-day permits you must also indicate AM/PM. Full day and half day visitor permits do not have an expiry date.



All full and half day visitor permits are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Annual visitor permits are limited to 1 per household. A £25 setup fee may apply if this is your first permit application.

If an annual visitor permit is lost or stolen, we will issue a replacement permit with the existing expiry date. A £10 administration fee is applicable. Annual Visitor permits can be returned for a pro rata refund of unused months. In the event of Annual visitor permit being cancelled and a refund is requested, any new request before the expiry date of the cancelled permit will be given the same expiry date as the cancelled permit. The charge will be calculated pro-rata for the duration of the new permit.

Annual visitors permits can be returned for a pro rata refund of the unused months.

Permit typePrice
Full day visitor permit (all zones)£2.50
Half day visitor permit (zone RPC)£1.00
Half day visitor permit (all other zones£1.50
Annual visitor permit£140.00


Hours of operation for half-day visitor permits

The table below lists the zones and times in which half day permits can be used. Half-day visitor permits can only be used for the zone that they are issued for.

ZonesHalf day "AM" permits may be used in the following hoursHalf day "PM" permits may be used in the following hoursDay
2F 3E 3F 4F S1 S2 S3 SW SW1 VC VN VON VOS VOT W1 W2 W5 W6 GC208.30 - 14.0012.00 - 18.30Mon - Sat
A1 A15F 5F CW GC H1 H2 RP RPE RPN RPS S3 SF W7 VSW VSW208.30 - 14.0012.00 - 18.30Mon - Fri
CW4 MP208.30 - 14.00 14.00 - 18.30Mon - Fri
CW4One half day permit covers 11.00 - 15.00One half day permit covers 11.00 - 15.00Sat - Sun
CW508.30 - 16.00 15.00 - 21.00Mon - Sat
M1 M2 MP1 VNE WB2 VNS10.00 - 14.0012.00 - 16.00Mon - Fri
MT P1 P2 P2S P2SE VSW1One half day permit covers 11.00 - 15.00One half day permit covers 11.00 - 15.00Mon - Fri
RPCOne half day permit covers 11.00 - 12.00One half day permit covers 11.00 - 12.00Mon-Fri
P39.30 - 14.0012.00 - 16.30Mon - Fri
W3 W48.30 - 16.0015.00 - 23.00Mon -Sat
W3 W4 14.00 - 18.00Sun & bank holidays (excluding Christmas Day)
WB17.00  - 14.0012.00 – 19.00Mon - Sat
WB210.00 – 14.0012.00 – 16.00Mon - Fri
M3 W7 8.30 – 14.00 12.00 – 18.30 Mon - Sun
VQ 14.30 – 17.30 Mon - Fri
RPC1One half day permit covers 12.00 – 13.00One half day permit covers 12.00 – 13.00Mon - Fri
CW1 CW2 GC1 MP3 MTC1 MTC28.30 – 14.0012.00 – 18.30Mon - Sat
RPW11.00 – 15.0011.00 – 15.00Mon - Fri
CW38.30 – 14.0012.00 – 18.30Mon - Fri


Criteria for issue

Please see Proof of Residency for criteria for issue.

Some properties are designated as "permit-free" under planning regulations. Resident or visitor permits can not be issued to the residents these properties.

Check you're eligible to buy visitor permits


How to apply

Apply online for visitor permits

Alternatively, you can print the visitor parking permit application form and return it to the address below:

Merton Parking Services
Merton Civic Centre
London Road


Contact us

Contact Parking Services