Requirements for a residents’ permit
Resident permits are virtual. Once you have submitted your application and made payment, your permit will be live and active from the start date selected.
When you apply for your permit online we carry out a verification check of you at your home address whenever possible. If this check is successful you will not need to supply any further evidence to us.
If we are unable to verify your details automatically you will need to upload additional evidence. All evidence must be supplied within 30 days of submitting your application, otherwise your permit will be cancelled and no refund will be due.
If you live on a Lambeth housing estate, permits must be purchased on our resident and visitor estate parking e-permits page.
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.
If we have been unable to verify your details automatically, you will be required to upload additional evidence. All evidence must be supplied within 30 days of submitting your application, otherwise your permit will be cancelled with no refund due to you.
Evidence must be in the applicants name and state the Lambeth address for which the permit is being applied for. Whilst additional checks are taking place, you can park your vehicle.
If you send any documents in relation to your permit application by post, please ensure you only send photocopies. We cannot be held accountable for any documents that get lost in the post.
Proof of ownership or eligibility to use the vehicle
You will need to provide copies of the vehicle registration document (V5/C) or valid insurance schedule, ensuring they are in the applicants name and registered at the applicant's Lambeth address.
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).
If you are hiring or leasing the vehicle we will need to see a copy of the signed hiring/leasing agreement. It must be on letter-headed paper and include the duration of the hire or lease period.
If you drive a company car you will need to provide:
A signed letter dated within the last 3 months (on letter-headed paper) from your company confirming your employment and including your name and address, job title, vehicle make and registration number. The letter should confirm whether you are the sole user of the vehicle and whether the company owns or leases the vehicle.
- If the company owns the vehicle – please provide a copy of the vehicle registration document (V5).
- If the company leases the vehicle - please provide a letter from the fleet management company with all of the above information including the name of the company.
Proof of address
We will also need to see copies of two items from the list below as proof of your Lambeth address:
- driving licence (showing a Lambeth address)
- bank or credit card statement - dated within the last three months
- utility bill (not mobile phone bills) - dated within the last three months.
- 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
Here is a video with instructions on How to upload and submit evidence on an application