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Estate parking permits for residents

You can apply for a resident's estate parking permit online if you are a tenant, a leaseholder or if you live permanently with a tenant or leaseholder on a housing estate managed by Southwark Council.

If however, you are resident on an estate managed by a Tenant Management Organisation (TMO), you will need to apply for a permit directly from the TMO and so will not be able to apply online.

Many of Southwark Council's housing estates have parking enforcement schemes to make sure people who live on the estates can park their vehicles in the dedicated parking bays.  

Any vehicle parked on a housing estate managed by Southwark Council between the hours of 7am and 7pm must have a valid parking permit. This applies seven days a week, except for Christmas Day and New Year's Day. 

On most bank holidays the service is reduced.

On Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Easter Sunday, there is no service except for emergencies.

Core hours are between 7am and 7pm. This is when the majority of vehicles are enforced against.

Vehicles will receive a Penalty Charge Notice/Warning Notice if they:

  • Do not display a valid permit
  • Are parked in an area of the estate or car park that is not a designated parking space

Exempt vehicles

The following vehicles can be parked without a permit:

  • Disabled badge holders
  • Emergency services vehicles
  • Licensed Hackney carriages waiting for clients
  • Post Office vehicles
  • Vehicles displaying a health emergency badge
  • Vehicles registered to services companies such as gas, electricity, water providing they are carrying out work and not blocking emergency access routes  


  • Where a permit scheme is in operation, a resident is guaranteed one resident permit per household, and at the discretion of the council, a second permit at a charge of £82.50
  • You will have to pay a £10 charge if you lose your permit and request a replacement

Note: All parking permits are non-refundable

Renewing your permit

If you are an existing permit holder you will not need to reapply for a permit, provided you are a council tenant or leaseholder who is registered for council tax and you still have the same vehicle.

Instead, we will check our records to confirm that you still live at the same address before issuing your new permit.

Private tenants will need to re-apply for a new permit each year.

Please note: If you are resident on an estate managed by a Tenant Management Organisation (TMO), you will need to re-apply for a permit directly from the TMO when your current permit expires.

Displaying your permit

Permits should be displayed on the windscreen of your vehicle. The estate your permit is valid for will be printed on the permit.


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Estates parking permits

You can also contact us on 0207 525 3363 if the number below is busy.

Tel: 0207 525 3587



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PO BOX 64529
London SE1P 5LX

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