Last updated: 19 February 2024

Next review: 19 February 2025

Who can apply

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.


How much they cost

Engine capacity / CO2 emission (g/km)School staff
Up to 100g/kg£220
101 to 170g/km or up to 1549cc£485
over 171g/km or 1549cc £760

Changes and refund fees

  • Change of VRM: £10
  • Change of Address: £22.50
  • Refund: £27.50

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 the application stage.

What evidence you need

You will need:

  • a letter from the 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. 

Apply and pay for a school staff permit

Apply for a new school staff parking permit

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

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

Questions 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.

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. 


Parking Services

Permit Team
PO Box 74924
E17 0UG

Telephone 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.