If you live in a controlled parking zone (CPZ) you may be eligible for a resident parking permit.   

There's a different parking permits system for council estates.

Resident permits are virtual permits and are valid for 12 months from the chosen start date. 

A resident 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 house. 

Who can apply 

You must live at an eligible address within a CPZ in the borough to apply for a resident parking permit. You cannot apply if you own a property in a CPZ but do not live there. 

Enter your postcode to find out more information about resident permits in your CPZ, including how much it costs. 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 uses diesel  
  • if your household has more than one resident parking permit. 

Check resident parking permit prices for your vehicle 

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

If you have a resident permit in Abbey Wood, Blackheath Standard, Charlton, Eltham North or Westcombe Park and you need to bring a business vehicle home, you must apply for a residents business permit.  

In all other CPZs, you can apply for an additional resident permit. There is a £100 charge for each additional permit in your household. This is added to the emission based price for the permit. 

How to apply for a new permit or renew your permit 

You can apply and pay for a new resident parking permit online.  

If you cannot apply online, you can apply or renew over the phone by calling 020 8921 4339.

How to apply or renew 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. 

Find out what type of account you need

If your resident parking permit is due to expire you should apply and pay for a renewal online.  

We recommend you do this in good time in case we need to contact you about your application. 

What you'll need to apply or renew your permit

You'll need one document that shows your name and address. This must be dated within the last 3 months, such as:    

  • a utility or council tax bill  
  • proof of any benefits or pensions you get   
  • a bank or building society statement   
  • a tenancy agreement or solicitors' letter with completion date if you’re a new resident   

You cannot use a driving licence as proof of address.  

You’ll also need one document to show that you either own the vehicle or are insured to drive it, such as:    

  • your Vehicle Registration Document   
  • insurance document showing the vehicle registration  
  • hire or leasing agreement   
  • a letter from your employer if the vehicle is a company car   
  • proof that you’re the named driver on the insurance policy if you do not own the vehicle   

You will also need a credit or debit card for payment. 

Apply for or renew a resident parking permit 

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.

Renew a Blue Badge resident parking permit 

You can renew a Blue Badge resident parking permit online. These permits are free of charge.  

Find out how to apply for or renew a Blue Badge