Who can apply?

Temporary one month resident permits are for:

  • new residents who need to update vehicle ownership documents, or
  • current residents who may be using a vehicle temporarily

If you are updating ownership documents we will expect you to have obtained the relevant documents by the time the temporary permit expires. Once you apply for a full annual resident permit, you will need to pay for this separately from the cost of the temporary permit.

Please note: there is a limit of one temporary resident permit per vehicle per household per annum.

Permits are single vehicle specific and not transferable between vehicles.

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.

How much do temporary one month residents parking permits cost?

Vehicles that were first registered before 1 March 2001 are charged according to the engine size (CCs) and vehicles registered after 1st March 2001 are charged according to its emission category (g/km).

Engine cylinder capacity (CC) / CO2 emission (g/km)Resident one month temporary permit
Up to 100g/km £50.00
101 to 170g/km or up to 1549cc£65.00
over 171g/km or 1549cc £215.00

Refund fees

No refunds or changes can be made to a temporary permit

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 to produce?

You will need to provide a form of personal identification and also proof that you are a Waltham Forest resident.

Proof of identity

  • Photocard driving licence or passport

Proof of where you live

  • Mortgage documentation
  • solicitors letter
  • lease agreement or rent book
  • bill dated within the last 3 months (for long term residents)

Apply and pay for temporary one month residents parking permit

Apply for a temporary one month resident 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.

Please allow 1 working day to receive a response from the parking control office about your pending online application(s).

By post

To apply by post you’ll need to:

  • fill out an application form,
  • send payment and
  • provide documents of proof

Payment should be made by cheque or postal order payable to 'LBWF'. Please do not send cash through the post.

Download a controlled parking resident permit application form (PDF)

To get an application form sent to you by post, contact our permit team by email wfpshop@nsl.co.uk or call them on 0203 092 0112, option 3 for assistance.

Provide your full name and postal address and your application form will be sent to you within 2 working days.

In person

You can also drop off permit application forms at the following libraries:

This is a drop off service and your applications will not be checked by a member of library staff. You must include documents of proof and payment with your application form.

If you don't fill in your form fully or include payment it will cause a significant delay to the process of getting your permit.

If you don’t provide telephone and email contact details in your application your application will be disregarded and your permit will not be issued.

Please allow 10 days for your permit to arrive if you apply by post or the library drop-off service.

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 wfpshop@nsl.co.uk or call them on 0203 092 0112, option 3 for assistance.


Contact details

0203 092 0112 (select option 3)


Parking Services

Permit Team
PO Box 74924
E17 0UG

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