Before you start

Please ensure you have read the conditions of use below and provided us with a valid copy of your fleet insurance before submitting this application form. Failure to do so will prolong your application.

If you have any queries about this form email us at: environment@lambeth.gov.uk or call us on 020 7926 6711.

Conditions of use

Where can I park?

The zone you're entitled to park in will be marked on the front of your permit.

In your zone, you're entitled to park in resident bays and shared use bays for residents and businesses, and residents and pay and display parking, during the hours in which parking restrictions are in force. You may also park in the assigned car club bay.

What do the letters represent on the bay signs?

The first letter relates to the zone, for example B for Brixton. This is sometimes followed by second letter, which relates to an area in a zone, for example I for inner. The next letter will either be a B for business or R for resident and this relates to the permit holder allowed to park in that bay.

Why do I need to fill in the application form again when renewing my permit?

It is necessary to fill in the application form and provide the supporting documentation to ensure fraud does not take place.

What documents do I need to produce?

The documents required are listed under the conditions of use.

Can I apply by post?

Yes, you must apply by post, but please only send photocopies of your documents, as we can't be held responsible for any documentation that goes missing in the post.

What is TRACE?

If your car has had to be removed either by the police or by us, you can contact TRACE on 020 7747 4747.

Please note that zone times may vary within each zone and it's your responsibility to check the time plate for the bay in which you have parked.

1. Car club parking permit eligibility

To protect the interests of genuine applicants we have drawn up a list of criteria for eligibility for the issue of permits.

The following criteria must be met for every application.

Applicants must provide a copy of one of the following documents:

  • Business Rates statement
  • or a typed letter signed by the company secretary or similar company official on company letterhead paper and current certificate of block insurance confirming the vehicle can be used for hire purposes.

2. Car club permit conditions

The permit is only valid for the vehicle to which it is issued and the zone for which it is issued.

The car club parking permit allows holders to park in resident bays and shared use bays for residents and businesses, and residents and pay and display parking, during the hours in which parking restrictions are in force.

The permit will display the zone letter. The permit must be displayed facing outwards, on the near side of the windscreen at all times. Failure to display the permit may result in the issuing of a PCN or clamping and, or removal of the vehicle.

Being in possession of a valid permit does not guarantee the availability of a parking space except in the circumstances of the designated car club bay. The permit remains the property of the London Borough of Lambeth and must be returned upon request.

3. Vehicle conditions

Vehicles, for which permits are to be issued, must be vehicles of eight passenger seats or less, goods carrying vehicles, motorcycles or invalid carriages.

The vehicle must be of a size, which allows for all the vehicle's wheels to be contained within the limits of the markings of the bay, failure to do so may result in the issuing of a PCN.

4. Suspended bays

From time to time it may be necessary to suspend a parking bay, this is usually due to such things as gas, water or electricity works being undertaken. During the period for which the bay is suspended parking is not permitted in the bay.

Even if a valid permit is displayed a PCN will still be issued and the vehicle may be towed away. It is the permit holder’s responsibility to ensure that the bay in which their vehicle is parked is not suspended during the time their vehicle is there.

5. Replacement permits

Lost or damaged permits: there is an administration fee of £25 for a replacement.

Stolen permits: in the event of your permit being stolen it must be reported to the police and supporting documentation provided by your insurers. In this instance the replacement permit will be issued free of charge. If you can't provide this documentation you may be charged an administration fee of £25 for a replacement.

6. Change of vehicle

If the vehicle is changed, you must apply for a change of permit immediately as each permit is vehicle specific, meaning that the registration number on your car matches your permit. You must return the previous parking permit and fill in a new application.

If you use your existing permit on a different vehicle you may be issued with a PCN.

7. Refunds

Refunds will be given minus an administration fee, except in the case of a replacement permit (lost or damaged permits) where the original permit was not returned

Refunds will not be given where the amount owing is the same as or less than the administration fee.

Your application will be returned to you and the issuing of your permit may be delayed if your application is incorrect or incomplete, or if the correct documentation is not included.

Making a payment

Once you have completed and submitted your application you will receive a confirmation email to the email address you provide.

Your confirmation email will contain a unique reference number and a payment link for which you are to use to make payment for this car club permit.

Failure to make payment will result in your application not being processed.

Your payment link will expire within two hours of being sent, so please ensure you pay promptly. Your application is not complete and will not be processed until payment is received.