Waltham Forest parking permits

You’ll need a parking permit to park in controlled parking zones in the borough.  Download the controlled parking zones list (182KB, PDF)

There are several types of permit for residents, businesses and other types of users including doctors.

You can apply if you meet the requirements for each permit, but you won’t be given a permit if your vehicle has outstanding unchallenged parking penalties.

You can apply online, by post or in post at one of our Library Plus branches.

Controlled permits terms of use

You can find out if you are eligible, how much each permit costs and apply for each of the permits listed below:

If your vehicle has been stolen you’ll need to supply your police crime reference number.

If your vehicle has been in a collision you should produce a copy of the accident report.

You can register a change of vehicle or report your vehicle stolen using your online account. If you don't have log in details, use the permit query form to inform the Parking Control Office.

All permits, except visitor permits and temporary 1 month resident permits, can be reimbursed on a pro-rata basis for each full month still to run on the permit.

Please note that refunds are issued through the online account to the card that the payment was made with.

Postal applicants will be given a refund by cheque to the permit holder. See the relevant permit page for service fee charges.

You can also transfer a permit to another vehicle owned by the same party – there is a fee for this service.

Refund applications can be made using the online account. Postal applicants must apply in writing and send it to:

Waltham Forest Parking Control Office
PO Box 9319
E17 7RX

Email: wfpshop@nsl.co.uk

For telephone enquiries phone 0203 092 0112 and select option 3 (Monday to Friday 8:30am to 7pm) Lines are closed on public holidays.

Parking motorcycles Click to get info

Motorcycles don’t pay to park in Waltham Forest Council car parks and in on-street parking bays; or display permits, vouchers or Pay and Display tickets.

However, motorcycles can’t park in bays reserved for:

  • the disabled
  • doctors
  • taxis
  • buses
  • car clubs
  • catering
  • market traders
  • loading
  • and emergency service vehicles

If you don't have access to a computer, you can visit a Library Plus branch where you can use a self-service pc to log your request/report.  Staff are available to support you if you need it.​​​​​​​

Contact Click to get info

Waltham Forest Parking Control Office

PO Box 9319 
E17 7RX 

Phone: 0203 092 0112 and select option 3.

Lines are open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm (closed public holidays) 
Email: wfpshop@nsl.co.uk