On-street and visitor parking

How to pay for parking on the street and residential visitor parking.

Last updated: 1 April 2023

Electric Bay Parking

Vehicles parked within electric vehicle bays (and charging) are not subject to any additional charges.

Permit Parking

In order to park in permit bays within Waltham Forest your vehicle must hold a valid residential or business permit, alternatively you can display a visitor permit or  display a valid blue badge.

Enforcement in residential permit parking bays will be suspended on Bank Holidays, however footways, double yellow lines and specified parking bays (for a particular purpose) will be enforced as usual.

Cashless Parking

You can pay to park without using cash in parking bays and car parks owned by the council. You won’t need to display anything in your vehicle as civil enforcement officers will use your vehicle registration number to check how much time you have to park.

There are various cashless parking bays located throughout the borough, visit the on-street cashless parking bay locations webpage.

You can use a debit or credit card to pay for parking over the phone, online, at your nearest PayPoint outlet or some pay and display machines.

Find your nearest PayPoint outlet

Cashless parking charges

  • 30 minute: £1.50
  • 1 hour: £2.50
  • 3 hour: £4.20

Register to use PayByPhone

Pay and display parking

On-street pay and display parking is available in the Walthamstow High Street area.

Pay and display parking charges

  • 30 mins: £1.70
  • 1 hour: £2.70

Pay and display tickets must be clearly displayed in your vehicle or it may become subject to enforcement action.  

To report a faulty pay and display machine please call the parking services helpline on 0203 092 0112 and select option 4.

Voucher parking

Parking vouchers allow you to park in cashless parking bays around town centres where parking is restricted. Vouchers can be bought from outlets in the borough including local businesses and shops.

Where can you buy a parking voucher

Vouchers can be purchased from local outlets displaying the parking voucher sign. You can also find an outlet near you in the documents below: 

Failure to fully comply with the instructions given on the reverse of the voucher could lead to the vehicle being issued with a penalty charge notice (PCN) or the vehicle being clamped or removed.

Parking voucher charges

  • 30 minute voucher: £2.50 each
  • 1 hour voucher: £4.50 each
  • 3 hour voucher: £6.00 each

These charges also apply to the on-street pay and display scheme in operation adjacent to the western end of the High Street Walthamstow. The voucher parking schemes and pay and display are not operational on bank and public holidays.

Conditions of use

You are liable to a PCN, clamp and removal if you:

  1. Fail to clearly display a correctly validated voucher (at all times)
  2. Overstay the period of time purchased
  3. Falsely indicate the time the vehicle was parked
  4. Return to the same parking place within one hour of leaving
  5. Replace the initial vouchers
  6. Display more than two vouchers in a bay within a two-hour limit

Resident visitor parking

Residents and businesses can apply for a visitor's permit for a controlled parking zone online or by post.

Apply for a resident visitor parking permit 

Apply for a business visitor parking permit


Parking Services

PO Box 74924
E17 0UG