Renew your essential user parking permit

You should renew your permit at least 14 days before the expiry date. This will give us time to process your new permit and get it to you in time.

What you'll need

Before you start, you'll need:

  • a letter from your employer, on headed paper, proving you’re an employee and need a parking permit. This must be dated within the last 3 months
  • if you use your own vehicle, provide vehicle proof, such as a copy of your vehicle registration document or insurance certificate
  • if you drive a company vehicle, a letter from your employer to confirm your name, home address and details of the company vehicle you drive.

Your proof must be clear and readable.

Renew an essential user parking permit

What happens next

We'll email you to tell you if your application is successful. If we do not approve your application, we’ll tell you why.

Once we approve your application you have 60 days to pay for your essential user parking permit. We’ll email you details of how to pay the £40 fee online. 

We will send the permit to your business address within 10 working days of you making payment.

Once you receive your permit you must display it clearly in your vehicle or risk being issued with a parking fine, also known as a penalty charge notice (PCN).