If you are a tradesperson working at a property in a Lambeth controlled parking zone, or a resident having a tradesperson work at your property you can apply for trader’s permits to allow the trader to park nearby the property requiring works.

Do it online (external site)

Who can use this service

Trades people, such as plumbers, electricians, painters and decorators, carrying out works or services at residences and business in Lambeth controlled parking zones (CPZ).

Residents or businesses living within a CPZ who are having works done on their property, may purchase traders permits, to be used by the tradesperson.

Vouchers are not transferrable between CPZs, they are for the CPZ in the address which you applied. At time of application it is not required to specify the vehicle registration, but this does need to be written on the vouchers in pen when displayed on the vehicle.

There is no cap on the number of permits that can be applied for.

Any applications for traders permits must be accompanied by either a work order or a quote for work on company headed paper. This must include the address which the works are taking place at.

These permits are not valid within an estate. They can only be used for on-street parking, within the zone specified.

Costs for this service

One day permit for £18.50

A book of five, one day permits for £90

Traders Permits are non-refundable or transferrable. Traders permits are not re-sale.

What you need to know...

Each permit is valid for one day only. At time of purchasing permits you do not need to specify the vehicle registration number. However on the day of use, you must enter the vehicle registration number in pen on the permit.

You are required to scratch off the Day, Month, Date and Year (if your permit has this section) to validate your traders permits. You must enter the vehicle registration number in pen.

You are only eligible to park within the controlled parking zone stated on your permits.

Traders' permits are subject to the conditions of use as stated on the back of the permit.

Next Steps

Your permit(s) will then be sent to you in 10 to 14 working days once we have approved the documentation provided. You can view the status of your application by logging onto your online account. Once the permits have been sent they can be expected to take five working days to arrive. Traders' permits are sent by Royal Mail signed for delivery, if no one is available to sign for the permits they will be taken to the local royal mail depot.