If you want to park your vehicle on your estate, you will need to apply for an estate parking permit. Permits are valid only for the vehicle and estate or bay specified on the permit and for the period they are issued. Where you can park is normally based on your address.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) update: Parking enforcement on housing estates in Lambeth has been suspended until further notice for both residents & their visitors.

This is due to issues with renewing housing estate permits - we will not enforce against those housing estate residents whose permit has expired at this time.

We will continue to enforce against any vehicles that are not entitled to park on a housing estate.

Please don't attend the Civic Centre to renew a permit - anyone wishing to renew an expired permit should wait until enforcement is reintroduced.

Parking controls operate as normal on all our roads to ensure essential business can run as usual at this time.

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How to buy estate parking permits

Estate resident or visitor parking permits can be purchased from the:

Payments at both locations will need to be made by debit or credit card.

To buy a permit at the Brixton Customer Service Centre, you'll need to book an appointment in advance.

You should also read the terms of use for estate resident parking permits or estate visitor parking permits.

Cost for this service

Residents permits cost £31.79 per year.

Visitor permits are available in books of (a maximum of 50 visitor scratch cards can be bought per month):

  • 10 scratch cards for £15
  • 20 scratch cards for £30
  • 50 scratch cards for £75.

Documents to bring

Visitor permits

To buy visitor parking permits, you'll need to bring one proof of ID:

  • driving licence
  • passport
  • birth certificate.

And one proof of address:

  • utility bill
  • council tax bill
  • tenancy agreement.

Residents permits

To buy a resident estate parking permit, you'll need to bring:

  • proof of address - utility bill, council tax bill or tenancy agreement
  • your vehicle log book (V5) (proof you own the vehicle)
  • your car tax or statutory off road notice (SORN)
  • your driver's licence
  • your MOT certificate
  • your insurance certificate.

All documentation must correspond to the address / estate that you are applying for permits or visitor scratch cards on.

If you are not a named person on the council tenancy or the leaseholder of the property, you will require a signed letter from the main tenant or leaseholder in addition to documentation above.

If you are in arrears of more than one week's rent or one months service charge (leaseholders) you must have a proven payment plan in place to pay off these arrears before being approved.

Replacing or renewing permits

You will need to purchase a new permit if:

  • you change address
  • you lose your permit
  • your permit runs out - you must apply before your current permit expires.

SORN exemption

If you have applied for a statutory off road notice (SORN) from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), you can apply for a parking permit for the duration of the notice. You must clearly display the SORN in the vehicle.

Permission must be given from your local area office before parking a SORN vehicle on your estate.