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Parking permits

You need a parking permit to park your vehicle in some roads in Barking and Dagenham. Find out what permits you can buy, how and where to buy them, and prices.

Free parking for key workers and frontline staff

Emergency staff and frontline workers helping vulnerable people can now apply to park for free in council-owned car parks and parking bays across Barking and Dagenham during the coronavirus pandemic.

Key worker permits are available to help these important staff continue providing vital services to the local community. Residents will also be able to park for 5 mins in CPZ zones without a permit, so they can drop off essential items outside loved ones’ doors, while socially distancing.

Keyworkers include NHS workers and Police, council workers who need to physically be in the borough and contractors delivering services on their behalf such as social care. Others include school staff visiting vulnerable children, those supporting vulnerable individuals, volunteers and faith leaders.

Two different types of key worker permit are available. One for two hours’ parking, and the other for unlimited where this is needed. 

Further information and how to apply for a permit