Business and trade parking permits

For businesses based in controlled parking zones (CPZs) and businesses who provide boroughwide services

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This permit is only valid for parking in the CPZ that the business / trade is based in.

To qualify:

  • you must be employed by a business based in a commercial property in the borough
  • you must use a vehicle to carry out your day-to-day duties and not only for commuting to a permanent place of work
  • your vehicle must not exceed 2.3m (8’6”) in height or 5.2m (16’8”) in length.

You need to provide: 

  • a letter from the company showing their company registration number and dated within 28 days of the date your application is being processed. This must be signed by an authorised person and not by you the applicant (unless you own the business) to confirm that you are an employee and need a vehicle for to carry out your day to day duties.
  • vehicle registration document (VQ/5)

Business / Trade Permits are located under the commercial permits category. You can apply for annual Business / Trade Permits or Short Stay (4 hours / Daily) Business / Trade Permits.

Boroughwide business/Trade permit

Boroughwide business/Trade permits can be applied for by businesses who can demonstrate that their vehicle(s) are essential for the efficient operation of their business within the whole of the borough. This permit is for parking for a maximum of 4 hours per session within Controlled Parking Zones.

To qualify:

  • you must be employed by a business based in a commercial property in the borough
  • you must use a vehicle to carry out your day-to-day duties and not only for commuting to a permanent place of work
  • your vehicle must not exceed 2.3m (8’6”) in height or 5.2m (16’8”) in length

You need to provide: 

  • a letter from the company showing their company registration number and dated within 28 days of the date your application is being processed. This must be signed by an authorised person and not by you the applicant (unless you own the business) to confirm that you are an employee and need a vehicle for to carry out your day to day duties.
  • vehicle registration document (VQ/5)

Boroughwide Business / Trade Permits are located under the community permits category. You can apply for annual Boroughwide Business / Trade Permits or Short Stay ( 4 hours / Daily ) Boroughwide Business / Trade Permits.

Price

  • £470 for 1 year
  • £75 diesel surcharge

Where you can park

Your permit is only valid in parking bays signed:

  • Business Permit Holders Only
  • Shared use bays (resident/business) 

Your permit is not valid in a pay and display bays