Last updated: 1 February 2024

Next review: 1 February 2025

Who can apply?

Resident trader parking permits are available to anyone carrying out works within a CPZ within Waltham Forest.  Resident trader parking permits must be applied for by a resident within a CPZ.

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.

Resident traders permits are single vehicle specific and not transferable between vehicles and are non-refundable.

How much do trader permits cost?

Type of permitPermit cost
7 day single zone permit£60
28 day single zone permit£190

What evidence do I need to supply?

Resident traders permits can be applied for by CPZ residents on behalf of trades-persons engaged in work at their home address.

  • A written contract, work-sheet or quote for you or your company to carry out the work, unless you own or manage the property.

Apply and pay for a trader parking permit

Apply for a resident traders parking permit

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

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.

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.

Queries and help with your application

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.


Parking Services

Permit Team
PO Box 74924
E17 0UG

Phone lines are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm (closed public holidays) 

Help with completing online forms

For those without computers, you can use a self-service PC in any Waltham Forest Library

Staff there can help you to log in and create a MyAccount.