Anyone who lives within a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) in London will require a resident parking permit to park your vehicle. Many areas will have specific timings and periods where permits are required – signs on your road will provide more information for your situation. Residents will also be able to purchase separate visitor permits for their visitors to park in the area.
A parking permit doesn’t guarantee you’ll get a space on your road, but it does mean you won’t get a ticket for parking in the CPZ. For most resident parking permits, you will need a proof of address as well as proof of vehicle ownership to apply. Some parking permits are electronic and others will require a paper permit to be displayed in the vehicle, depending on which borough you are parking in.
Below is our guide to resident parking permits in North London boroughs.
Parking Permits in Barnet
Resident parking permits in Barnet are virtual, so you will not have to display anything on your vehicle. It will be associated with your vehicle registration number and the parking enforcement officers will be able to review the permit on their computers.
Resident permits will usually be valid for a year before they will need to be renewed. There is also an option to purchase a three-month resident permit, to help spread the cost. Only four resident parking permits are allowed per household in Barnet. Temporary permits lasting 14 days are available if you are waiting for documents to come through, for example if you’ve recently moved or if you have only just bought the car.
Prices will vary depending on the CO2 emissions and engine size of your vehicle. For an annual parking permit, the price can range from £15.00 to £182.25 for the household’s first permit, and then £40.00 to £207.25 for every additional permit after that. You can apply for a permit on the Barnet Permit website.
Parking Permits in Camden
For a resident’s parking permit in Camden, you will need to live at the Camden property for at least 5 nights a week. You can purchase either a six-month or 12-month parking permit. Up to three passenger/light goods vehicles and two motorcycles can be registered on one account, but only one vehicle and one motorcycle can be parked in the CPZ at any one time. You can choose which vehicle is active on your permit online account.
The cost of your resident parking permit will vary depending on the CO2 emissions of your vehicle. They can range from £139.82 to £294.43 for an annual permit for your first car. Additional vehicles will require an extra charge of £108.05 for the second and £161.55 for the third. Diesel vehicles will also have a surcharge, ranging from £30.05 to £63.30.
You can apply for a resident parking permit on the Camden website.
Parking Permits in Enfield
Parking permits in Enfield are electronic and can be applied for on the Enfield website. A maximum of three resident parking permits are allowed per resident in Enfield. Permits are available for a 12-month period and will then need to be renewed.
Prices for resident parking permits in Enfield are based on the engine size of your vehicle. Prices can range from £55.00 to £330.00 for all-day zones and £27.50 to £165.00 for 1-to-4-hour zones. There is no additional charge for extra vehicles or diesel vehicles.
Parking Permits in Hackney
Resident parking permits in Hackney are available for three-, six-, or 12-month periods. They’re electronic and will be checked by your licence plate number by the parking warden. Only one permit is permitted per resident and certain new homes and redevelopment do not allow residents to be eligible for a resident parking permit at all.
Prices for resident parking permits in Hackney differ depending on the CO2 emissions of your vehicle. For 3 month permits, prices range from £10.50 to £80.50. 6-month permits range from £10.50 to £131.00 and 12-month permits range from £10.50 to £226.00. There is a surcharge for diesel vehicles.
You can apply for a resident parking permit on the Hackney website.
Parking Permits in Haringey
Resident parking permits in Haringey are virtual and can be applied for on the Haringey website. Some developments are car free, meaning you won’t be able to apply for a resident permit if you live in these areas.
Resident permits are available for 6-month or 12-month period and pricing is based on the CO2 emissions of your vehicle. 12-month permits range from £31.00 to £299.00 for the first vehicle. Additional vehicles will have a £50.00 surcharge and diesel vehicles have an additional £80.00 surcharge. 6-month permits range from £21.00 to £150.00, with a £25.00 surcharge for additional vehicles and a £40.00 diesel surcharge.
Parking Permits in Islington
Most permits in Islington are electronic, unless you have multiple vehicles, which will require a paper permit. Residents can have up to three vehicles on their permit, but only one may be parked at a time.
Resident permits in Islington are available for one-, three-, six-, and 12-month periods and the cost is dependent on the CO2 emissions. For a 12-month permit, prices range from £28.00 to £588.50. Six-month permits range from £14.00 to £294.25, three-month permits range from £8.25 to £148.50 and one-month permits range from £8.25 to £49.50. Diesel vehicles will have a surcharge.
You can purchase a resident parking permit on the Islington website.
Parking Permits in Westminster
Westminster resident parking permits are valid for 12 months. The cost is dependent on the engine size of your vehicle. Vehicles with an engines size under 1200cc cost £112.00 and vehicles with an engine size of 1200CC and higher costs £158.00. Electric and eco vehicles are free, but you will still need to register the vehicle with the permit department by applying for an eco-permit.
You can apply for any type of resident’s parking permit on the Westminster website.
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