Disabled resident parking permits
If you are a disabled resident in Newham and your application for a disabled resident parking bay has been approved, you can apply for a disabled resident parking permit. You can’t park in a disabled resident bay without a disabled resident parking permit, and you may receive a penalty charge fine if you do so.
Apply for a disabled resident parking permit
Before you start your application, please make sure:
- You have already successfully qualified for a disabled resident bay
- You have your Blue Badge serial number
- The vehicle for which you are applying for a disabled resident permit for, does not exceed 2.3 metres in height and/or 5.3 metres in length
- You have read the full disabled resident parking permit terms and conditions (PDF).
- You have the right documents – details below.
Documents you will need for a disabled resident parking permit
Your application will require a scanned or image of the document(s) that show your vehicle is registered at the address where you will be using the permit. These documents are as follows:
For Registered keepers – UK Vehicle Registration document (VSC or log book) or Motability Certificate
For Non-registered keepers – a lease or hire agreement
For 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.
How to apply for a disabled resident parking permit
If you have read the checklist above and have all the information required, you can apply for your disabled resident permit online.
If your application is successful, it can take up to 10 working days for the permit to get to you by post.
Please do note that a disabled 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.
Renew a disabled resident parking permit
It is important to make sure that you make a note of when your permit is expiring. If you display an expired permit, you may be issued with a penalty charge notice.
In the event that you have not renewed your permit on time, please park your vehicle legally whilst you are waiting for your renewed permit.
Newham Council require 10 working days to process your permit and post it out to you. However, you can renew your permit up to four weeks before its expiry date.
If your details are the same
If you are an existing permit holder and your address and vehicle details are the same, you will have to renew your disabled resident parking permit online.
Please make sure you have your Blue Badge serial number to hand.
If your permit has already expired, you will have to 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. Find out more here.
Temporary disabled resident parking permit
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 the MyNewham section of this website.
A temporary resident permit is valid for eight weeks. This permit is available for residents who need time to obtain the right document(s) for a full disabled resident parking permit.
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
- Sales receipt or invoice
- Certificate of motor insurance.
If you have moved home:
- Mortgage offer letter
- Completion letter from solicitors; or
- Tenancy agreement.
When you have the right document(s), you must send 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 disabled resident parking permit.
Tell us your details have changed
In the event that your vehicle or address details change, you’ll need to let us know. Find out more about how to do this.