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Resident parking permits

Permanent residents living within a controlled parking zone who own, keep or have sole use of a vehicle can buy a resident parking permit. You can work out which controlled parking zone you live in by viewing our controlled parking zone maps.

If you own a property within a controlled parking zone but do not live there, you are not entitled to a resident's permit.

Apply for your resident permit online 

The quickest and easiest way to apply and pay for permits is to use our online application form and secure payment service:

Online applications will normally be posted to you within two working days, unless we need to contact you for more information.

Alternatively, you can apply for your permit over the phone by calling Southwark parking services on:

0800 138 9081 (free from UK landlines) or 0844 800 2736 (local rate) Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm (not bank holidays).

Renew your resident permit online

When your permit is about to expire, we will send a renewal notice through the post. This is sent about four weeks before it expires and includes a unique PIN which can be used to pay for and renew your permit online:

Once payment is received your permit will normally be posted to you within two working days. 

Alternatively, you can renew your permit over the phone by calling Southwark parking services on:

0800 138 9081 (free from UK landlines) or 0844 800 2736 (local rate) Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm (not bank holidays)

Apply for your resident permit by post

You can still apply for a resident permit by post. Just download and complete the resident parking permit application form and send it together with either a cheque or postal order for the relevant amount made payable to Southwark parking services, at:

Admail 4197 
London 
SE1 1ZW

Your permit will normally be posted within seven days from clearance of payment, unless we need to contact you for more information.

Cost of permits

  • One month resident permit - £15.74
  • Three months resident permit - £36.58
  • Six months resident permit - £67.83 
  • 12 months resident permit - £125.00 
  • Discounted motorbike or moped permits for a 12 month period -  £31.251
  • An admin fee of £14.50 applies for changing vehicle registration number or refunding permit

1Alternative fuel vehicles and motorbikes and mopeds may be eligible for a 75 per cent discount. 

Courtesy cars

From time to time residents with an existing parking permit may need to park a courtesy or hire car whilst their own car is off road being serviced or repaired.  If you intend to use a courtesy vehicle for just a few days, it can be cost effective to use daily resident visitor permits for that period.  However if the vehicle is to be used for a longer period you can purchase a one month permit.

Permit refund 

If you have sold your vehicle or moved out of the Controlled Parking Zone and no longer require parking permit, you can return the permit and request for a refund of the remaining duration left on the permit. Southwark Council will refund a complete calender month only upon receipt of the permit.  An admin fee of £14.50 applies for refunding permit. 

Once you have your permit

Permits should be displayed on the windscreen of your vehicle. The zone identifier will be printed on the permit e.g. GR = Grange controlled parking zone.

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