Apply for a temporary resident parking permit
We will issue you with a temporary resident parking permit if you have just bought a vehicle or if you have recently moved into a controlled parking zone, and the documents needed for a full resident permit haven’t arrived yet.
This permit is valid for 30 days.
We no longer produce paper residents permits, so you will not receive one in the post. Our permits are virtual and they are valid on your chosen start date after you make payment.
You will need to provide proof of address which will be used to verify your application. Make sure you have electronic copies (scans or good-quality digital photographs) before you start your application.
You'll be asked to provide proof of address and/or vehicle ownership for a residents, visitor or temporary permit once your application has been processed. If you're not eligible or you are found to have got a permit through deception, your permit will be cancelled and you won't get a refund. You may also be liable to prosecution for fraudulently obtaining a permit.
Proof of address
Add a list of accepted proof here:
- Council Tax statement
- property lease agreement
- property purchase document
- tenancy agreement
- bank statement, building society statement, or credit card bill
- electricity bill, gas bill, or water bill
- landline phone bill or mobile bill
- entitlement to local state benefit
- official documents eg from a solicitor
A temporary permit cost £31 for 30 days.
Temporary vehicle change Toggle accordion
If you have a courtesy or hire vehicle and you need a temporary permit for this vehicle then we recommend applying for a visitor parking permit for this period rather than make a permanent change to your permit.
To get a visitor permit, log into to you Permitsmarti parking permit account and add a visitor parking permit. All you need is the vehicle registration number.
Apply without internet access Toggle accordion
Our paperless visitor parking permits are designed to work with smartphones, tablets and computers.
If you don’t have access to a smartphone, tablet or computer you can visit:
- the Council One Stop Shop (assisted self-service)
- one of our libraries (this service is not available in our community-run libraries – Marks Gate library and Robert Jeyes library at Chadwell Heath Community Centre)
- community checkpoints
We will guide you through the process using our self-service computers. We also run regular free internet introduction sessions for people who’d like to get online and use the internet.