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Disabled resident parking permits

Disabled resident parking permits allow disabled residents living in a residential parking zone to park in a formal disabled resident bay outside their home.

A disabled resident parking permit is free. ​​​​

Apply for a disabled resident parking permit

Before you start

Before you can apply for a disabled resident parking permit you need to have successfully qualified for a disabled persons' parking bay and been told when you can apply for your disabled resident parking permit.

Also make sure:
  • you are the My Newham account holder
  • the address that you wish to get a parking permit for is registered to your My Newham account
  • you have the right documents
  • the vehicle for which a parking permit is being applied for must not exceed 2.3 metres in height and/or 5.3 metres in length.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to check their vehicle dimensions before applying for a parking permit.

If a permit is issued and it is found that the vehicle exceeds the above dimensions the permit will be cancelled and any appropriate payment refund will be made. Vehicles seen displaying a cancelled permit during the operational hours of a Residential Parking Zone (RPZ) will be issued with a penalty charge notice (PCN).  
Read the full disabled resident parking permit terms and conditions before making your application.

Apply online

Apply for a new disabled resident parking permit online
If your application is successful, it can take up to 10 working days for the permit to get to you by post.

The confirmation email you will receive does not allow you to park your vehicle in a controlled parking zone during the displayed hours of restriction. You will need to wait until you receive your permit and correctly display it in your vehicle. Failure to do so may result in a penalty charge notice being issued.

Documents you will need to apply for a full permit

You will need your disabled parking badge number (Blue Badge serial number).
You will also need a scanned or photo image of the document(s) that shows your vehicle is registered at the address where you will be using the permit:
  • Registered keepers - UK Vehicle Registration document (VSC or log book) or Motability Certificate
  • Non-registered keepers - a lease or hire agreement
  • Company vehicles:
    • UK Vehicle Registration Document (V5C or logbook) or lease/hire agreement; and
    • a letter from your employer on headed paper dated within the last three months that confirms your name and address.

Note, if you use a V5C or log book, it can be in a different name, as long as it is registered to your address.


Temporary disabled resident parking permit

When to apply

If you have just bought a new vehicle or moved home you may be entitled to a temporary disabled resident parking permit. If you qualify, you will be given this option when you apply through My Newham.
The permit is valid for eight weeks and gives you time to get the right document(s) for a full disabled resident parking permit.

When you have the right document(s), you must send a scanned or photo image to Make sure you write your temporary parking permit number on the document(s).

Documents you need to apply

If you qualify for a temporary disabled resident parking permit you will need to upload one of the following documents to My Newham:
If you have bought a new vehicle:
  • UK vehicle registration supplement (V5C/2 or log book)
  • Motability Certificate; or
  • sales receipt or invoice; or
  • certificate of motor insurance.
If you have moved home:
  • mortgage offer letter; or
  • completion letter from solicitors; or
  • tenancy agreement.

Renew a disabled resident parking permit

It is your responsibility to renew your permit.

You can renew your permit up to four weeks before its expiry date. However you must allow a minimum of 10 working days for your permit to be processed, posted and arrive at your address.

If you make a late renewal, make sure you park legally until you receive your renewed permit.

If your details are the same

If you are an existing permit holder and your address and vehicle details are the same, you must renew your disabled resident parking permit online.

Make sure you have your Blue Badge serial number to hand.

If your permit has expired you must apply for a new permit online.

If your details have changed

If your permit has not expired, you will need to go to the East Ham Customer Service Centre to apply for a new permit. Please make sure you take the right documents with you.

If your permit has expired you must apply for a new permit online


Change of details

If you have a permit, you must tell us if you change your vehicle or address.

If you temporarily have to use another vehicle - perhaps while your own vehicle is being repaired - you must not use your disabled resident parking permit. Instead you should display your Blue Badge and park in a regular resident parking bay.

You must also tell us if you no longer need your permit.


Terms and conditions

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