Resident parking permits

Resident parking permit

If you live in Newham you may be able to apply for a resident parking permit.

A virtual resident parking permit allows you to park your vehicle in permit holder only bays, and shared use bays in the resident parking zone within which your address falls. The resident permit is only valid within the zone where you live. Any vehicle parked in a residents parking zone without a valid permit for that zone may receive a penalty charge notice.

Residents in car-free developments are not eligible for a resident parking permit. Residents at these locations can however purchase visitor parking permits.

Foreign vehicles can only obtain a resident parking permit for a maximum period of 6 months by contacting Mipermit Newham. These cannot be obtained through the MiPermit Newham online system.

Resident parking permits are subject to emissions based charging.

Where this information is available emissions charging will be based CO2 emissions data stated on the vehicles V5C document (log book). For vehicles registered before 2001, emissions charging will be based on engine size. For vehicles registered 2001 and after emissions charging will be based on the CO2 data contained on the vehicles V5C document however, if this information is not stated emission charging will be based on engine size.

If your vehicle is a Hybrid (both electric & fuel driven) any emissions charge attached to the permit will be based on the CO2 emissions data which is stated on the vehicles V5C document (log book). If CO2 information is not stated on the vehicles V5C then permit charging will be based on the vehicles fuel engine size.  

Resident permits are not valid for vehicles which exceed 2.3m in height and/or 5.3m in length. It is solely the responsibility of the permit applicant to ensure that the vehicle for which they are applying for a permit does not exceed these dimensions. If any vehicle is found to be in breach of these dimensions the permit which has been applied for will be invalid and subject to cancellation which will mean that the vehicle can be enforced against.

You can apply for or renew a resident parking permit by registering for our online parking system MiPermit Newham.

Before you begin your application, you will need to:

  • To ensure the vehicle you are applying for is registered in your name and at the address where you will be using the permit
  • Registered keepers - If you are the registered keeper, upload a copy of your UK Vehicle Registration document V5C (logbook) or Motability Certificate (not the Motability insurance). The copy uploaded to the system must clearly show that you are the registered keeper or Motability customer so please ensure it states your name and Newham address.
  • Recently purchased vehicle - If the vehicle has been recently purchased and you are unable to provide a DVLA V5C form in your name and address, please supply both of the following: 
    • Copy of the new keeper slip from the V5C (log book), completed with date and new owners name
    • Proof of purchase documentation or invoice. If an invoice is submitted it must be on headed stationery, handwritten invoices will not be accepted. If an invoice is unable to be submitted the proof of purchase documentation must include the date of sale, amount paid, vehicle registration number, full name and address of both seller & buyer and be signed and dated by both seller and buyer. The applicant will be expected to provide the Council with a copy of their new V5C form as soon as possible.
  • Non-registered keepers – If you are not the registered keeper, upload a valid and current lease or hire agreement in your name and Newham address. Handwritten documents will not be accepted.
  • Company vehicles - Please supply both of the following: 
    • 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, vehicle registration, why the vehicle is needed to carry out your employment duties and that you are legally  insured to drive the company vehicle. Handwritten documents will not be accepted.              
  • Proof of address. This proof should be the name of the registered keeper/leaseholder of the vehicle requiring the permit or in the name of the employee if a company vehicle:  Acceptable proofs of residency are: Council Tax bill which must be valid for the current financial year, utility bill or bank statement (dated within the last three months) or a tenancy agreement covering the current financial year. If the property has been recently purchased a mortgage offer letter or completion of sale letter, on headed stationery, from a solicitor dated within the last 6mths. Hand written documents will not be accepted

When renewing your permit you must select a start date for your new permit to begin. The MiPermit Newham system will default to today’s date on the application page. Please ensure this is updated if you require your permit to start from a later date. You will only be able to renew your permit up to four weeks in advance.

It is the vehicle owner/keeper’s sole responsibility to ensure that their vehicle is fully covered by a valid permit, active virtual permit or blue badge before leaving it parked on the public highway during the resident parking zone (RPZ) restricted hours. The RPZ restricted hours are displayed on the entry signs at the start of a zone or you can find details on the following Resident parking zones (RPZ) page.

Failure to display a valid permit or have an active virtual permit or blue badge will be subject to a penalty charge notice being issued and possible further enforcement action being taken such as removal of the vehicle to the Councils car pound.

For any enquiries relating to the virtual permit application process please contact MiPermit on 0345 520 7007 (Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm) or email 

Apply for or renew a resident permit 

If you still have a paper permit, please keep displaying it on your windscreen until it is due for renewal. When it is due for renewal, you can move to our new virtual permit system MiPermit Newham.

For assistance please call MiPermit  - 0345 520 7007 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday or visit one of our libraries.