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Resident parking permits

If you live in a residential parking zone, your first resident parking permit is free.

You may also be interested in resident visitor parking permits.​

Due to the ongoing impact of Covid-19, and the Council’s temporary changes in approach to parking enforcement, we are suspending the issuing of and requirement to display all parking permits, except in very limited circumstances.  

Parking enforcement will continue to deal with dangerously parked vehicles, or vehicles causing an obstruction. You can read about the changes here​We will keep the situation under review. We will post updates when we start issuing parking permits again.  ​​


You must apply online for a resident parking permit through My Newham.

Before you start

Make sure:
  • you have set up a My Newham account​
  • the vehicle is registered in your name
  • the vehicle is registered at the address where you will be using the permit
  • the address where you will be using the permit is registered to your My Newham account
  • you have the right documents
  • you have your payment card ready (Visa, Mastercard, Delta, Maestro or Visa Electron) if you are applying for a second or additional permit
  • 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 Resident Parking Zone (RPZ) will be issued with a penalty charge notice (PCN).  
Read the full resident parking permit terms and conditions before making your application.

Apply online 

Applications are not currently available

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.


​Cost of a resident parking permit

We issue resident parking permits for one year and the charges are:
​Permits ​Cost
First resident parking permit in household ​Free
Second resident parking permit in household ​£100
Additional resident parking permits ​£200
Replacement permits ​£5

Documents you will need to apply for a full permit

You will need a scanned or photo image of the document that shows your vehicle belongs to you and is registered at the address where you will be using the permit:
  • Registered keepers - UK Vehicle Registration document (V5C or log book)
  • Non-registered keepers - a lease or hire agreement, which is made between two registered companies
  • 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 employment, name, address and vehicle registration.

    Temporary resident parking permit 

    When to apply

    You may be able to apply for a temporary resident parking permit if you:
    • have just bought a new vehicle
    • are in the process of transferring a foreign vehicle to your Newham address
    • moved home.
    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 resident parking permit

    Documents you need to apply

    If you qualify for a temporary 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); 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.

    What happens next

    When you have the right document(s), email a scanned or photo image to Make sure you include your temporary parking permit number in the email.

    Do not apply again for a full parking permit.

    After we receive your email we will process your full resident parking permit and send it to you by post. If you apply again you will be charged for another 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 resident parking permit online.

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. Make sure you take the right documents with you. You will need to pay a £5 charge for the new permit.

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


Change of circumstances

If you have a permit, you must tell us if you change your vehicle or address.
You must also tell us if you no longer need your permit.
Note, if you have two vehicles registered to your address and no longer need the first vehicle that has the free parking permit, you cannot get a refund on the second parking permit. You must wait until the second permit expires, then apply again for a free parking permit.

Parking with a resident parking permit

Sign for a permit holders only bay  

This permit allows you to park your vehicle in a permit holders only bay within the resident parking zone stated on the permit.

Sign for a shared use parking bay

You can also park within a shared use bay. This is a bay where permit holders and motorists displaying a valid pay and display ticket can park.

You can only apply for a resident parking permit in the resident parking zone that you live in.


Terms and conditions

Resident parking permit terms and conditions (PDF)

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