Business parking permit


Parking permits are now virtual which means there’s no need to display a permit in your vehicle.

Civil enforcement officers can check which vehicles have a valid permit using the vehicle registration number.

Permits are single vehicle specific and aren't transferable between vehicles.

This permit is zone specific.

Who can apply? Click to get info

Business permits are available to any business based within a Waltham Forest controlled parking zone excluding Millicent and Dagenham Road zone (MD) where business permits are not available.

Single zone

Engine Capacity / CO2 emission (g/km)

1st permit

2nd permit

3rd and subsequent permits

Up to 100g/km 




101 – 170g/km or up to 1549cc




over 171g/km or 1549cc  £750 £1,100 £1,500

Changes and refund fees

  • Change of VRM - Free of charge
  • Change of address £15
  • Refunds are subject to fee of £20
  • Lost or stolen £15

Zero CO2 emissions

The council reserves the right to check applications for vehicles with zero CO2 emissions. 

DVLA records may say your vehicle has zero emissions when it actually isn’t a zero emissions vehicle. The only zero emissions vehicles currently on the market are full electric vehicles (EV). Where this occurs, permit prices will be based on vehicle engine size.

We may apply additional price increases if incorrect information was provided at application stage.

You’ll need to prove that your business is either based in or operates in Waltham Forest and that the permit is for a vehicle that is essential to the job.

Proof of identity

  • 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

Waltham Forest Council retains the right to carry our random checks on permits in order to check the information supplied in the application.

Apply online 

Apply for a business parking permit

Renew a business parking permit

You’ll need to:

  • register your account to use the service if you haven’t already
  • have a debit or credit card ready pay for your permit
  • have copies of your documents of proof

Photos of documents of proof will be accepted in the following file formats: DOC, DOCX, PDF, GIF, PNG or JPEG file.

You may not need to upload any documents of proof during your application but you may be asked to supply copies of those documents at a later date.

If you don’t supply documents when asked, your permit may be cancelled and your vehicle will become subject to enforcement action.

Please allow 1 working day to receive a response from the parking control office about your online requests.

By post

To apply or renew by post you’ll need to:

  • fill out an application form,
  • send payment and
  • provide documents of proof

Payment should be made by cheque or postal order payable to 'LBWF'. Please do not send cash through the post.

Download the Business parking permit application form (600KB PDF file).

To get an application form sent to you by post, contact our permit team by email or call them on 0203 092 0112, option 3 for assistance.

Tell us your full name and postal address, and an application form will be sent to you the next working day.

Apply in person

You can also drop-off permit application forms at the following libraries:

  • North Chingford Library
  • Walthamstow Library
  • Leyton Library
  • Leytonstone Library

This is a drop off service and your applications won’t be checked by a member of library staff. You must include documents of proof and payment with your application form.

If you do not fill in your form fully or include payment it will cause a significant delay to the process of getting your permit.

If you don’t provide telephone and email contact details in your application your application will be disregarded and your permit will not be issued.

If you need a postal application form, or this permit doesn't meet your needs please contact our permit team by email or call them on 0203 092 0112, option 3 for assistance.

Motorcycle permit (Business)

Annual Motorcycle business parking permits will be available from 1 September 2020.

The criteria is the same as Business Permit Holders detailed below

Annual business motorcycle permit pricing




Low Emissions

Up to 100g/km



101 - 170g/km or below 1549cc


High Emissions

171g/km or above 1549 cc



Contact Click to get info

Parking Services,
PO Box 74924, 
E17 0UG

Phone: 0203 092 0112 select option 3.
Lines are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm (closed public holidays)