Resident parking permits

Resident parking permits

A resident parking permit allows you to park your vehicle in permit holder only bays, and shared use bays within the resident parking zone stated on your permit, subject to the terms of the permit.  

Download the resident parking permits terms and conditions 

Apply for a resident parking permit  

You can apply for resident parking permit online.  

Before you begin your application, you will need to: 

  • Have set up a My Newham account or logged in if you already have one 
  • Ensure the vehicle you are applying for is registered in your name and at the address where you will be using the permit 
  • Make sure that the address where you will be using the permit is registered to your My Newham account 
  • Have your payment card ready (Visa, Mastercard, Delta, Maestro or Visa Electron) if you are applying for a second or additional permit 
  • Be sure that the vehicle you are applying for a permit for, does not exceed 2.3 metres in height and/or 5.3 metres in length. 
  • Read the full resident parking permit terms and conditions

You will need the following documents:  

  • 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. 

Find out how to scan and upload your document to My Newham. 

Apply for a resident permit 

If your application is successful, it can take up to 10 working days for the permit to get to you by post.  

Important information 

A resident parking permit is only valid when it is displayed clearly in the vehicle. A confirmation email regarding your application does not allow you to park in a controlled parking area. Any vehicle parked in a controlled parking area without a valid permit clearly displayed may receive a penalty charge notice.  

Resident parking permit costs 

The table below shows the cost of resident parking permits. All resident parking permits are normally issued for one year but for a temporary period, from April 2020, they will only be issued for six months while we move to ‘virtual’ (paperless) permits.  


Six monthly cost 

First resident parking permit in household 


Second resident parking permit in household 


Additional resident parking permits  


Replacement permits 


Temporary resident parking permit 

If you need time to obtain the right document(s) for a full resident parking permit, you can apply for a temporary resident parking permit. A temporary resident permit is valid for eight weeks.  

You will need to provide one of the following documents, which you can do online.  

If you have bought a new vehicle: 

  • UK vehicle registration supplement (V5C/2 or logbook); 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. 

When you have the right document(s) for your full resident parking permit, please email a scanned or photo image to [email protected]  

Please also include your temporary parking permit number in your email.  

We will then process your full resident parking permit and send it to you via post. You don’t need to make an application for a full resident parking permit if you have already got a temporary parking permit.   

Renew a resident parking permit 

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

Renew my resident parking permit  

Change of details 

In the event that your vehicle or address details change, you will need to go to the East Ham Customer Service Centre to apply for a new permit or online within your My Newham account.  There is a £5 charge for a new permit. Please ensure you take the right documents with you. If your permit has expired, you must apply for a new permit online.  

If you have two vehicles registered to your address and no longer need the first vehicle that has the free parking permit, you can’t get a refund on the second parking permit. However, when the second permit expires you can apply again for a free parking permit. 

Find out how to scan and upload your documents to us. 

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