Apply online for an on street parking permit. If you live on a Lambeth Housing Estate you will need to purchase a permit from your local housing office

Do it online (external site)

If you find the page is not responding during the application please try a different internet browser. If you experience any technical difficulties, please get in touch with us using the Contact the Parking Team webform.
Council estate parking permits and vouchers can be purchased from your local housing office.

Who can use this service

You can apply for a permit if you are a resident within one of Lambeth's Controlled Parking Zones. To be a resident you must spend a minimum of four nights a week at the property.

You can apply for a first time permit and renewal online. Customer renewals can be done up to a month in advance of expiry date.

Alternatively you can book an appointment and apply in person at the Brixton Customer Centre. For more information please see this web link. Please note this is an appointment only service.

This application is for on-street permits only. Find out how to buy parking permits for council estate permits.

To apply online

You will need the following:

  • an email account
  • debit or credit card to make payment
  • scanner, camera or camera phone
  • a printer

When applying online we carry out a verification of you at your address, if successful you will not need to supply any further evidence.

If we have been unable to verify your details automatically, your permit will be approved once the evidence has been supplied. If you do not supply the required evidence within 30 days of submitting your application you permit will be cancelled without refund. You will be able to park your vehicle on-street during this period. All evidence must state the Lambeth address for which you are applying for a permit and MUST be in the applicants name.

If you send any documents in relation to your permit application by post, please ensure you send us photocopies, as we will not be held accountable for any documents that may get lost in the post.

Please provide the following

  • vehicle Registration Document (V5/C) OR valid Insurance schedule

If you are hiring or leasing the vehicle

  • hiring/Leasing agreement

If you drive a company car you will need to provide

  • the vehicle registration document (V5) and a letter from your company confirming your details and that you are the keeper of the vehicle.

If you are a named driver but not the registered keeper, you will need to provide

  • the insurance schedule naming yourself as a driver (this needs to be registered to the Lambeth address)

Also two items from the list below as proof of address:

  • driving licence (Lambeth address)
  • bank or credit card statement - dated within the last three months
  • utility bill - dated within the last three months (mobile phone bills will not be accepted)
  • solicitor's completion letter - dated within the last three months
  • current Lambeth council tax document
  • home contents insurance policy
  • signed current formal tenancy agreement
  • an electoral canvas form or polling card - dated in the last year.

After paying by card you will be able to park your vehicle from the start date selected. If you are requested to upload evidence you must do so within 30 days of the permit application , if you do not provide the correct evidence within this period your permit will be cancelled. You are able to park your vehicle whilst you await for this evidence to be approved.

Change of vehicle

When you change your vehicle you should immediately apply for a new permit. Your existing permit is only valid for the vehicle you applied under. If your existing parking permit falls within the same cost band as your new vehicle a straightforward swap can take place once you provide a copy of the motor insurance schedule/v5 for your new vehicle. You can do this using the change of vehicle webform. Please note, the administrative charge of £11 is applicable to change vehicle details.

Courtesy Vehicles

We provide a discretionary temporary cover to resident permit holders when their usual vehicle being repaired or serviced and a loan/hire car is being used. You will need to complete the courtesy vehicle webform and provide a letter on headed paper either from the garage or hire company giving the dates when the courtesy/hire car will be in your possession.

Costs for this service

Vehicle parking permit costs

The cost of a parking permit depends on the emissions the vehicle produces (CO2 g/km) or the engine size (CC) of your vehicle. See the Parking Permits Fees and Charges page for current prices.

Lambeth Council has reviewed its parking permit charges. As part of this review the below charges were approved by Council Cabinet Members on 5 February 2018 and notice was published on 04 May 2018. These charges will come into effect on 29 May 2018

Motorbike parking permit costs

  • three months - £19.84
  • six months - £29.27
  • 12 months - £49.13

You can pay by cheque, postal order or debit/credit card. Cheques and postal orders should be made payable to 'London Borough of Lambeth'.

What you need to know...

Our resident parking permits allow you to park in resident bays and resident shared use bays in the CPZ in which you live and 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 CPZ 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.

All residents permits are now e-permits, you will receive a confirmation email after applying.

If you experience any difficulties applying for a parking permit please get in touch with us using the Contact the Parking Team webform.

See terms and conditions for using Lambeth parking permits