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Waltham Forest parking permits

Last updated 11 April 2014

In applying for a permit you will be bound by its terms and conditions. Any permit that has been obtained fraudulently will be revoked and a penalty charge notice may be issued.

You may be refused a permit if you have any outstanding unchallenged PCNs with Waltham Forest.


Permits are single vehicle specific and not transferable between vehicles.

Residents permit

From 1 September 2013 virtual permits will be replacing paper permits. Virtual permits holders will not need to display a paper permit in their vehicle.

Residents with a valid paper permit will need to continue to display their permit until it expires but will not be issued another paper permit when the time comes to renew or replace that permit. Civil enforcement officers will be able to identify which vehicles have a valid permit from the vehicle registration number.

You can apply or renew and pay for your resident parking permit online by using the self service Easipermit system. To renew your current resident permit you will need to supply your unique PIN number which can be found in your renewal reminder letter.

Click here to apply or renew your virtual controlled parking residents permit online.

To apply by post or email click here to download and print off controlled parking residents permit application form (717KB PDF file).

*Car free development resident are not eligible to apply for residents parking permits. If you have any queries call 0845 331 2392 and select option 3 for further advice.

Permits are single vehicle specific and not transferable between vehicles.
 
 
If you need to change the vehicle registration that is associated with your permit or report your vehicle stolen you should do so by writing immediately to the Parking Control Office providing new vehicle details and crime reference number from the police if necessary.

How much do residents permits cost?

Vehicles with first registration before 1 March 2001

Engine cylinder capacity (CC) First permit for use of each household Second permit per household Third and subsequent permits per household
Under 900 £12.50 £42 £65
900-3,000 £25 £90 £150
Over 3,000 £120 £210 £280

Vehicles with first registration on or after 1 March 2001

CO2 emission (g/km) First permit for use of each household Second permit per household Third and subsequent permits per household
Less than 120 £12.50 £42 £65
121-225 £25 £90 £150
Over 225 £120 £210 £280

What evidence do I need to produce?

Applicants must be able to prove that they are full time residents of Waltham Forest and that they are the owner/main keeper of the vehicle associated with the permit.

If you apply for a new resident parking permit using the online self service Easipermit system, you may be asked to supply proof of residence and vehicle ownership, depending on the results of your Experian Identification check. If you are not required to upload documents in your online application you may be asked to supply proof at a later stage.
 
Please note: failure to supply evidence upon request may result in your permit being cancelled and your vehicle being subject to enforcement action.
 
To renew your current resident permit using the self service Easipermit system you will need to supply your uniqie PIN number which can be found in your renewal reminder letter.
 
If you do not use the self service Easipermit system proof of residency and vehicle ownership will be required with your application. You will also need to supply documents of proof if you would like to register a change of vehicle or report your vehicle stolen.

 

Proof of residency

You must provide two documents (dated within the last three months) with your current name and address, for example:

  • Council tax bill / statement
  • Utility bill
  • Rent book / lease agreement
  • Bank / building society statement
  • Driving licence / car insurance

Mobile phone bills will not be accepted.

Proof of ownership (or main keeper)

Domestic vehicle

Vehicle registration document (V5/ Logbook) showing your own name and address within a controlled parking zone.

Company vehicle:

Letter on printed company letterhead (with VAT number) confirming:

  • Your residence
  • Your employment status within the company
  • That you are a major user of the vehicle
  • A copy of the vehicle rental or lease agreement

Apply or renew a virtual residents parking permit online.

Alternatively you can apply and pay for your permit by cheque or postal order if you apply by post. Click here to download a controlled parking resident permit application form (717KB PDF file)

Temporary residents permit

Temporary one month residents permits are either issued to new residents in the borough or to current residents who may need to renew resident permits but are lacking required evidence documents. Resident will be expected to have obtained the relevant documents by the time the temporary permit expires.

Permits are single vehicle specific and not transferable between vehicles.

How much do temporary resident’s permits cost?

Engine cylinder capacity (CC) vehicles registered before March 2001 Resident one month temporary permit
Under 900 £10
900-3,000 £20
Over 3,000 £100
CO2 emission (g/km) vehicles registered after 1 March 2001 Resident one month temporary permit
Less than 120 £10
121-225 £20
Over 225 £100

What evidence do I need to produce?

You will need to provide a form of personal identification and also proof of that you are a Waltham Forest resident.

Proof of Identification

  • Photo card drivers licence or passport

Proof of residency

  • Mortgage documentation, solicitors letter, lease agreement or rent book

Controlled parking resident permit application form (631KB PDF file)

Permits are single vehicle specific and not transferable between vehicles.

 

Visitor permits

Visitor permits are available to residents, businesses, contractors and sub contractors who are based or carrying out work within a controlled parking zone. Residents of car free housing developments are also entitled to visitor permits if their development is within a controlled parking zone.

 
There is a limit of 10 purchased books of visitor permits per address per 12 month period.
 
Households with a minimum of 1 resident over the age of 60 or a new born baby upto 3 months old are automatically entitled to one book of 30 x one hour visitor permits per year. Please note proof of age and residency will be required and normal charges will apply for additional books of visitor permits.
 
Visitor permits are single vehicle specific and not transferable between vehicles.

How much do visitor permits cost?

Resident visitor permits Single zone Business visitor permits Single zone All zones
Visitor one hour (book of thirty) £14 Visitor one hour (book of thirty) £14 £23
Visitor two hours (book of twenty) £16 Visitor two hours (book of twenty) £16 £30
Visitor five hours (book of ten) £18 Visitor five hours (book of ten) £18 £40

What evidence do I need to provide?

You will need to prove that either live or work within a Waltham Forest controlled parking zone. Business visitor permits must be applied for by a senior manager within the organisation. They must provide proof of business name, company registration number and address.

Proof of identification

  • Photo card drivers licence or passport

Proof of residency (for residents)

You must provide two documents (dated within the last three months) with your current name and address, for example:

  • Council tax bill / statement
  • Utility bill
  • Rent book / lease agreement
  • Bank / building society statement
  • Driving licence / car insurance

Mobile phone bills will not be accepted.

Proof of business address

  • Compliment slip or letter headed letter providing a contact name at the organisation

How to apply and pay for visitor permits

By email

Residents should use the online pre pay service to pay for your visitor permits. Once you have made payment online you will be sent a receipt by email. Send a copy of your receipt, with evidence and your completed visitor parking permit application form (630KB PDF file) by email to the parking control office. Once your application has been approved you will receive notification by email and your permits should be delivered to you the next working day.

Business applicants should download the visitor parking permit application form, complete and send it with evidence, to the parking control office. Once your application has been approved, you will be contacted by a member of staff to take payment over the telephone. You should receive contact 1 working day from the day you submit your application and once your permits have been issued you will be required to collect them from Walthamstow Library.

By post

Postal applications require payment to be supplied with application form in order to be processed efficiently.  Payment should be made by cheque or postal order that is made payable to 'LBWF'. Please do NOT send cash through the post.
 
Please allow 10 days for your permit to be issued if you apply by post.
 
Please note: failure to include payment with your application will add significant delays to the process of issuing your permits.
  
See here to print off Controlled parking visitor permit application form (630KB PDF file)

In person 

You can apply, pay and collect visitor permits from one of the following libraries depending on the controlled parking zone:
 

North Chingford Library for the following controlled parking zones:
CL, JF, NC  

Walthamstow Central Library for the following controlled parking zones:
BA, BL, BLN, BR, FW, HS, LPE, LPW, ME, MW, QB, SB-N, SH, WA, WSN, WSS
*Business applications will be processed at Walthamstow Library only.

Leyton Library for the following controlled parking zones:
CF, CH, LN, LNE, MD, RC

Leytonstone Library for the following controlled parking zones:

CF, CH, LNE, LNN, LNS, LNW, LSE, LSW, MD, RC, SB-S, WXN, WXS
 
Visitor permits can only be purchased from the libraries between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.
 
You can pay for your permits by cash, cheque, credit or debit card when you collect your permits from the library. 
 

There is also an online pre pay service to pay for your visitor permits before collecting them from the library. You will still need to supply a completed application form and two proofs of address at the library if you use the online pre pay service.

 
Please see here to print off Controlled parking visitor permit application form (630KB PDF file)

 

Business permit

Business permits are available to any business based within a Waltham Forest controlled parking zone.

Permits are single vehicle specific and not transferable between vehicles

How much do business permits cost?

Period Each permit
Three months £220
Twelve months £390
Third and subsequent vehicle twelve months £570

What evidence do I need to provide?

Commuter parking is not endorsed by Waltham Forest Council. Therefore you will need to prove that you that your business is based within Waltham Forest and that the permit will be used on a vehicle that is essential in the functionality of the job.

Proof of identification

  • Photo card drivers licence or passport
  • Proof of employment

Proof of employment

  • Letter from employer (on company headed paper) confirming your employment status, vehicle registration, make, model, colour and reason for use of vehicle

Business parking permit application form (552KB PDF file) 

Essential user permit

Essential user permits are generally provided to employees that work within the public sector. For example: fire and police services, local and national Health authorities and council officers who use a vehicle for essential business duties within the borough boundaries.

Permits are vehicle-specific and can not be used on another vehicle.

How much do essential user permits cost?

Period Each permit
One month £30
Six months £110
Twelve months £190

What evidence do I need to provide?

Applications for the essential user permits must be supported by documentary proof of employment within the specific service (letter on headed paper). An application form must be completed and signed by the permit user and there is a section to be signed by a senior officer who must state why the permit is required, invalid application or permit misuse would result in the permit being revoked without notice.

Permits are vehicle-specific and can not be used on another vehicle.

Proof of identification

  • Photo card drivers licence or passport

Proof of employment

  • Letter from employer (on company headed paper) confirming your employment status, vehicle registration, make, model, colour and reason for use of vehicle

Essential User parking permit application form (632KB PDF file)

Market trader permit

Market trader parking permits are only available to Walthamstow High Street market traders

Permits are single vehicle specific and not transferable between vehicles.

How much do market trader permits cost?

Market trader permits Each permit
Annual daily - per day £125
Three months £215
Twelve months £390

What evidence do I need to provide?

Applicants will need to provide proof of identification. They will also need to provide proof that they have a valid trader’s licence that is registered to Walthamstow High Street.

Applicants must also provide pitch details and the vehicle registration number of the vehicle that will be used for trading purposes. All details will be cross checked between parking and market departments.

Permits are vehicle-specific and can not be used on another vehicle.

Proof of identification

  • Photo card drivers licence or passport
  • Proof of home address

Proof of employment

  • Traders licence

Proof of vehicle ownership

  • Vehicle registration document (V5/ Logbook)

Market trader parking permit application form (630KB PDF file)

Charity permit

Charity permits are only available to registered charities that are based within Waltham Forest. Vehicle must be used to carry out work duties as permits will not be issued for commuter purposes.

Permits are single vehicle specific and not transferable between vehicles.

How much to charity permits cost?

Charity permits Each permit
Twelve months (first and second vehicles) £40
Twelve months (third and subsequent vehicles) £172

What evidence do I need to provide?

Charity permits are only available to registered charities that are based within Waltham Forest. Applicants will need to provide proof of registration and charity house address. Applicants will also be asked to justify need for permit.

Non-profit organisations do not qualify as a charity.

Permits are single vehicle specific and not transferable between vehicles.

Proof of establishment

  • Letter on headed paper signed by senior officer confirming need for permit
  • Charity registration number

Proof of vehicle ownership

  • Vehicle registration document (V5/ Logbook)

Charity parking permit application form (630KB PDF file)

Foreign vehicle permit

Foreign vehicle permits are issued to vehicles on a temporary basis to vehicles that have recently been brought into Great Britain. Vehicles will need to display a foreign vehicle permit whilst the owner is awaiting the transfer of registration details to be processed with the DVLA.

Permits are single vehicle specific and not transferable between vehicles.

 

How much do foreign vehicle permits cost?

Engine cylinder capacity (CC) or CO2 emission g/km Six month foreign vehicle permit
Under 900CC or less than 120 (g/km) £24
900-3,000CC or 121–125 g/km £50
Over 3,000CC or over 225 g/km £150

What evidence do I need to provide?

  • Proof of ownership
  • Proof of residential address

Complete a resident permit application form (631KB PDF file) for your foreign vehicle permit.

School permit

School permits are designed to accommodate parents and guardians when dropping or collecting children from schools that are located within any of the controlled parking zones.

Permits are single vehicle specific and not transferable between vehicles.

How much does a school permit cost?

Engine cylinder capacity (CC) or CO2 emission g/km School 15 minute permit
Under 900CC or less than 120 (g/km) £21
900-3,000CC or 121–125 g/km £42
Over 3,000CC or over 225 g/km £125

What evidence do I need to provide?

  • Letter from school confirming your child’s attendance to the school, school must also confirm that you are eligible to collect the child in question
  • Vehicle registration document (V5/ Logbook)

School 15 minute parking permit (629KB PDF file)

How to apply and pay for a parking permit

Due to the closure of the parking shop 31 August 2013 all parking permit applications can now be submitted by either post or email with the exception of Waltham Forest residents who can also apply or renew their annual resident parking permit online using the self service Easipermit system. To renew your current resident permit you will need to supply your unique PIN number which can be found in your renewal reminder letter.

See here to apply or renew your resident parking permit online using the self service Easipermit system.

Visitor permit applicants should see Visitor permits for instructions on how to apply for a visitor parking permit.

All other permit holders should download the appropriate application form, complete it fully, supplying payment and the appropriate evidence to:

LBWF Parking Control Office
PO Box 9319
Walthamstow E17 7RX

Please allow 10 days for your permit to be processed if you apply by post.

Alternatively supply your application form with evidence by email to:

wfpshop@nsl.co.uk

Please allow 1 working day to be contacted by a member of staff regarding your permit application. Once your application has been processed you will be contacted by a member of staff to collect payment over the telephone. Your permit should be dispatched the next working day after payment has been received.

For telephone enquiries call 0845 331 2392 and select option 3 to speak to a member of staff.

Lines are open Monday-Friday 8:30am-7pm, Saturday 9am-1pm.

 

On street PayByPhone and voucher parking

Click here for information regarding on street PayByPhone and Voucher parking.

Off street Car Park Season Tickets

To apply for a Car Park Season Ticket please see our Car Parks page.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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