Resident parking permit
If you live in a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) in Lambeth you may be entitled to apply for an on-street resident parking permit.
How long does it take to get a permit?
- Same day - if you visit our customer service centre with all the correct documentation, fill in the application form, and make a payment you can get a resident's permit immediately. To reduce queuing time you can book an appointment at the customer service centre.
- 10 working days - if you send a postal application we will process it within 10 working days as long as the correct documentation is received at the same time.
Apply for a resident parking permit
To apply for a resident parking permit you need to complete a resident, motorcycle and visitor parking permits application form:
First resident parking permit
If this is your first permit application in Lambeth you can apply by post. Please only send photocopies of your documents, as we do not return originals and we cannot be held responsible for any documentation that goes missing in the post.
Please send postal applications to: Parking Business Support, Lambeth Housing Regeneration and Environment, PO BOX 51929, London SW9 9YR. You can also apply in person at one of our customer centres. If you are applying in person you must bring along original documents as proof of address and vehicle ownership.
Renew a resident parking permit
If you are a resident permit or motorbike permit holder and your personal and vehicle details have not changed you can:
By post or in person
If your personal and vehicle details have changed renewals need to be made by post or at one of our customer centres.
Resident parking permit prices
We issue 1, 3, 6 and 12 month resident permits.
The cost of a permit depends on the emissions the vehicle produces (CO2 g/km) or the engine size (CC) of your vehicle.
You can pay in person, by cash, cheque, postal order or credit card. A cheque guarantee card will be needed. Advanced applications by post can be paid by using cheque or postal order. Cheques and postal orders should be made payable to 'London Borough of Lambeth'. Do not send cash through the post.
Resident parking permit rules and guidance
Our resident parking permits allows you to park in resident bays and resident shared use bays in the CPZ in which you live.
Our resident permits have the following rules and guidance:
- each permit is vehicle specific and cannot be used on any other vehicle
- permits are restricted to one permit per vehicle
- resident permit holders may park free of charge for the first and last hour of the controlled hours in a pay and display bay. Please note that this offer only extends to pay and display bays within the Controlled Parking Zone for which a permit is held. At all other times a pay and display ticket must be displayed
- in most cases there is no limit to the number of permits that can be issued to a household. However there is a limit on certain new multiple occupancy premises. You should check if this applies to you when you apply for a permit.
Who is eligible for a resident parking permit?
To be eligible for a resident parking permit you must be able to provide a vehicle registration document (V5/C) and a certificate of motor insurance in your name as proof that you are the registered keeper of the vehicle.
We also require two of the following proofs of address:
- driving licence
- bank or credit card statement - dated within the last three months
- utility bill - dated within the last three months
- solicitor's completion letter - dated within the last three months
- NHS medical card
- current council tax document
- home contents insurance policy
- formal tenancy agreement
- an electoral canvas form or polling card - dated in the last year.
Full permits can only be granted to residents who can supply full documentation to prove residency.
If you are unable to provide a vehicle registration document then a discretionary one month permit may be granted. Temporary permits will be charged at the band four price emissions-based resident parking permit prices no matter what type of vehicle. No further permits will be issued after this unless all the criteria can be met in full.
If you would like to speak to someone about the application process for resident parking permits go to our parking contacts page.
Terms and conditions
Conditions of use can be found on the resident, motorcycle and visitor parking permits application form.