If your business is in a controlled parking zone (CPZ), you may be eligible for a business parking permit for vehicles that are used for business reasons.
There are two types of business permits:
- Emissions based business permits, for 1 vehicle
- Multi vehicle business permits, for up to 10 vehicles but only 1 can use the permit at a time
Both types of business permits are virtual permits and are valid for 12 months from the chosen start date.
A business permit is only valid in the CPZ it was issued for. Having a permit does not guarantee you a parking space or give you the right to park outside your business.
Employees of a business cannot use a business parking permit to park their own car at their place of work.
Who can apply
Your business must be registered at an address in a CPZ in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.
Enter the postcode of your registered business address to find out more information about business permits in your CPZ, including how much they cost. Not all addresses in a CPZ are entitled to a permit.
How much it costs
In most of Royal Greenwich, your permit price is based on:
- your vehicle's carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions
- if your vehicle is registered with DVLA as a commercial vehicle
Multi vehicle business permits cost £825. This is the same for all vehicles.
Permit prices in Abbey Wood, Blackheath Standard, Charlton, Eltham North and Westcombe Park will change at a later date. This is because these CPZs are going through a review process. You can find your permit price for these areas in our CPZ fees directory.
Apply for a new permit or renew your permit online
You can apply and pay for a new business parking permit online.
You’ll need to create an online account if you do not already have one.
You can manage and renew your virtual permit in your online account.
If your business parking permit is due to expire you should apply and pay for a renewal online.
What you need to apply for or renew your permit
You'll need one document that shows your business name and address. This must be dated within the last 3 months, such as a:
- utility bill
- Royal Borough of Greenwich business rates form
- letter from HMRC addressed to your business
You will also need a credit or debit card for payment.
What happens next
When you’ve completed the online application and paid the fee, your virtual permit will be issued and ready to use straight away. You’ll get an email to confirm this.
If you cannot apply online, call our contact centre on 020 8921 4339.