Parking permits for local businesses

Businesses with registered addresses in a controlled parking zone may be eligible to apply for a permit. Not all addresses in a parking zone are entitled. The permits can be used for cars, motorcycles with attached sidecars or goods vehicles no wider than 1.95 metres wide and no taller than 3 metres.

Cost of business permits

Enter the postcode of registered business address to find out how much a business parking permit costs in your parking zone. Note that not all addresses in the area are entitled to a permit.


If you already have a permit, renew it at least 15 working days before it runs out. We'll send you a reminder but it's your responsibility. If you don't renew your permit and you park in a controlled parking zone, you may receive a parking ticket. 

Your renewed permit will only be valid when you display it in your vehicle. You'll receive your new permit within 15 working days of applying.

Renew and pay for business parking permit

New applications

Complete an application form and post it to Parking Services together with your supporting documents. You can also apply in person at one of our customer contact centres.

Download the new business parking permit application form

Make sure you submit your parking permit application form at least ten days before the permit is needed.

To pay by credit or debit card, call Parking Services or visit one of our customer contact centres in person. You can also pay by cheque if you are applying in person or if you're sending your form to us by post. 

We'll issue a self-adhesive plastic holder free of charge with new permits so you can display the permits clearly in the windscreen. 

Supporting documents

You'll need to provide the following supporting documents with your application:

  • proof of a registered business address: photocopies of a utility (issued in the last three months), Royal Borough of Greenwich business rates form or other official correspondence such as from HM Revenue and Customs.
  • proof of ownership, for example photocopies of vehicle registration documents, lease or hire agreement or insurance cover note if the permits are for specific vehicles
  • a list of vehicle registration numbers if you need the permits to be labelled only with the business name

Guidance notes

More information about parking permits including answers to frequently asked questions is available in the guidance notes.

Download parking permit guidance notes