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Visitor parking permit booklets
Visitor's parking permits
Virtual visitor's parking permits and paper books
Permanent residents living within Southwark's controlled parking zones can buy virtual of visitor's permit through your parking permit account. You do not need to have a car to purchase visitor's permits.
We have recently introduced virtual visitors' permits which are available for all controlled parking zones.
If you have existing paper visitor's permits, please use those up first, they remain valid. The council has no plans to withdraw that scheme and the virtual system compliments it.
Cost of visitors permit
1) All day Virtual Visitor's Parking Permits
The first 10 all day virtual visitor's parking permits you buy within any 12 month period is discounted to £25.00. If you buy any more all day virtual visitors' permits (maximum 100 per resident) within one year of buying your first 10, you will be charged full price of £45.00 for subsequent 10 virtual permits. After 12 months has passed, you will qualify for permits purchase at the discounted price.
You can buy one of these permits for £5.00.
2) All day Visitor's Parking Permit books
The first book of 10 all day paper visitor's parking permits you buy within any 12 month period is discounted to £27.50. If you buy any more all day books of visitor's parking permits (maximum 10 books per resident) within on year of buying your first book of 10, you will be charged full price of £47.50 for subsequent book of 10 visitor's permit. After 12 months has passed, you will qualify for permits purchased at the discounted price.
Five hour virtual permits
You can buy groups of 10 - 5 hour virtual permits for £20.00.
you can buy one - 5 hour virtual voucher for £2.50
One hour virtual permits
You can buy groups of 10 - 1 hour virtual permits for £10.00.
You can buy one - 1 hour virtual voucher for £1.50
If you are a blue badge holder and live in one of our controlled parking zones you apply for a 50% discount on the cost of virtual visitor's permits.
How to buy
Do it online
The quickest and easiest way to apply and pay for permits is to use our Online parking permits. You can still buy paper all day permits if you prefer on the online system you can also opt to pay by cash and generate an invoice which can be paid at PayPoint shops.
You can apply and pay over the phone by calling Southwark Parking Services on 0800 138 9081 (free from UK landlines) or 0344 800 2736 (local rate) Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (not bank holidays)
To apply by post, simply download and complete the resident visitor's permit application form.
Send the application form with a cheque or postal order, made payable to 'Southwark Parking Services' to:
Delivery of visitor's permit
I you buy virtual visitor's permits you will receive an email confirming the purchase and you can log on and use them immediately. You can book in advance as long as you know arrival date and time and your visitor's car registration mark.
Paper visitor's permits are hand delivered provided the officer can gain access to your property. Alternatively if access to your property is restricted, parking services will contact you either via email or telephone to arrange delivery or collection from York House, Browning Street, SE17.
How the paper permit system works
Each permit is valid for one vehicle and for one date only. Each permit has a silver scratch panel. Simply scratch off the day, date, and month on the permit when you plan to use it. You must also write the vehicle registration number in ink on the permit.
Make sure the permit is clearly displayed and can be easily seen from the footpath - you'll find instructions on the reverse of the permit.
You only need a visitors' permit if you are parking within a controlled parking zone during the hours when restrictions are in force - check the controlled parking zone parking signs for details of times and days.The booklet will be posted back to you, but please note that we cannot replace booklets that go astray in the post.