School staff permits


This permit is only valid during term. It isn’t valid during school holidays

Who can apply? Click to get info

School staff parking permits are available for staff working in Waltham Forest, employed by a school within a controlled parking zone.

The school must be at least accredited with a TFL bronze STARS standard and have evidence of the school travel plan.

Please check school term and holiday dates for more details.

Permit is valid in residential shared use bays only.

How much do they cost? Click to get info

Engine capacity / CO2 emission (g/km) School staff
Up to 100g/kg £200
101 – 170g/km or up to 1549cc £400
over 171g/km or 1549cc  £600





Changes and refund fees

  • Change of VRM – Free of charge
  • Change of Address - £15
  • Refund - £20

    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.

    What evidence do I need? Click to get info

    • letter from school confirming your name, address, vehicle registration, eligibility for the permit and the school’s STARS accreditation status
    • proof of vehicle

    We accept photographs of documents if you do not have a scanner. 

    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 new school staff parking permit

    You'll need to:

    • register to use the service
    • have a debit or credit card ready pay for your permit
    • have copies of your documents of proof

    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.

    Please allow one working day for to get a reply from the parking control office about your online requests.

    You can register a change of vehicle and report your vehicle or permit stolen using your online account. 

    Contact us Click to get info

    Parking Services,
    Permit Team
    PO Box 74924, 
    E17 0UG

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