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Visitor parking permits

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. We are unable to issue a replacement permit in the event that an annual visitor permit is lost or stolen. A new permit must be purchased.

Permit type Price
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.

Zones Half day "AM" permits may be used in the following hours Half day "PM" permits may be used in the following hours Day
2F 3E 3F 4F S1 S2 SW VC VN VON VOS VOT W1 W2 W5 W6 08.30 - 14.00 12.00 - 18.30 Mon - Sat
A1 A15F 5F CW GC H1 H2 RP RPE RPN RPS S3 W7 VSW2 08.30 - 14.00 12.00 - 18.30 Mon - Fri
CW4 08.30 - 14.00  14.00 - 18.30 Mon - Fri
CW4 One half day permit covers 11.00 - 15.00 One half day permit covers 11.00 - 15.00 Sat - Sun
CW5 08.30 - 16.00  15.00 - 21.00 Mon - Sat
M1 M2 MP1 VNE WB2 VNS 10.00 - 14.00 12.00 - 16.00 Mon - Fri
MT P1 P2 P2S P2SE VSW1 One half day permit covers 11.00 - 15.00 One half day permit covers 11.00 - 15.00 Mon - Fri
RPC One half day permit covers 11.00 - 12.00 One half day permit covers 11.00 - 12.00 Mon-Fri
P3 9.30 - 14.00 12.00 - 16.30 Mon - Fri
W3 W4 8.30 - 16.00 15.00 - 23.00 Mon -Sat
W3 W4   14.00 - 18.00 Sun & bank holidays (excluding Christmas Day)

Criteria for issue

Please see Proof of Residency for criteria for issue.

Some properties are designated as permit-free under planning regulations. Under no circumstances can resident or visitor permits be issued to the residents of such properties. Please check with your landlord, legal advisor or Parking Services if you are unsure whether this might apply to the property for which you require 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

See also

Contact us

Parking Services
Civic Centre
London Road

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

This page was last updated on Tuesday 29 November 2016

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