Resident Parking permits

Resident Parking permit terms and conditions

Emissions based residents parking permits are valid for use in resident and shared use bays (or in unmarked areas of the road other than across dropped kerbs in Controlled Parking Zones (CPZ) where bays are not marked and signed as Beyond This Point and only for the CPZ specified on the Permit only.

These permits are valid for 12 months and a renewal notification will be issued prior to the expiry date shown on the permit, but please be aware we take no responsibility for postal delays or misdirected mail where applications made by post and it is the holders’ responsibility to both renew and display a valid permit at all times when parked.

You may not park in the zone during the controlled hours until the permit has been issued.

You are not entitled to apply for a resident permit if:

  • you reside in a permit restricted development (PRD). The PRD status is due to conditions or agreements that were applied when the planning permission was approved.
  • the address is listed by the council for business use
  • the Vehicle exceeds; 2.08 metres in height and or 5.50 metres in length, and/or 5 tonnes in weight

The Permit will remain the property of the London Borough of Harrow, which reserves the right to withdraw or invalidate it if:

  • The Holder ceases to be a resident within the Controlled Parking Zone
  • A Permit has expired
  • A Permit has been altered or defaced
  • A Permit has been reported lost or stolen
  • A duplicate or replacement Permit has been issued
  • The vehicle owner (or driver of a company vehicle) does not reside within the CPZ – Where this is the case, the permit will be invalidated, and a PCN may be issued to the vehicle and no refund will be given.
  • The vehicle owner (or driver of a company vehicle) does not reside at the address to which the permit was issued,
  • The permit holder causes obstruction to other resident’s driveways, where bays extend across driveways (zone R & Q1 only)
  • Where the owner of a vehicle has three (3) unpaid and unchallenged Penalty Charge Notices, the applicant will not be eligible for a residents’ permit
  • Partial refunds for residents’ permits may be issued if the permits is no longer required. Whole months only are refunded. Where the amount to be refunded is equal to or less than the administration fee, no refund will be made. The administration fee is set at £25.

Issue of a Permit does not guarantee a parking space for a vehicle within the Controlled Zone and is not valid for parking where a bay suspension is in place during Controlled Parking Zone restricted hours or Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) has been put in place.
A valid permit shall be displayed at all times that the vehicle is left in a resident or shared use bay (or in unmarked areas of the road other than across dropped kerbs in CPZs where bays are not marked and signed as Beyond This Point during the controlled hours.

It shall be displayed in a protective cover on the front near side of the windscreen so that the registration number, expiry date and zone are clearly visible.

Resident permits are only valid for the vehicle specified on the application form and permit.  

On renewal, if there is more than one permit issued to your household, you will be charged on the same emissions scale point for the vehicle as the previous year unless we are informed otherwise.

If your renewal is not received by the 20th day of the month before the expiry date you may lose your scale position.

With the change in permit system and pricing structure, the scale points are being reset. Therefore the first vehicle that needs a new permit will be charged at the first vehicle scale point for the relevant emissions band. Subsequent vehicles will be charged at the second, third, or additional vehicle scale points for the relevant emissions band.

If you are unsure of the emissions banding and date of registration for your vehicle this can be found on the government’s Check if a vehicle is taxed webpage.

Preferred proof is the Vehicle registration document showing the vehicle registration number and address for which the permit applies.

Any other proof may need to be provided each year.

Proof of Residency

Examples of acceptable documents include; Name on electoral register, driving licence, recent bank Credit/Debit card statement, recent utility bill, valid motor insurance document.

If a tenancy agreement is provided, a permit will be issued for the length of the agreement (2-month tenancy agreement will mean a 2-month permit)

Proof of Vehicle Ownership

Examples of acceptable documents include; Letter from employer confirming that you are the sole user, hire/lease agreement, bill of sale/invoice, valid motor insurance document.

Disabled Badge Holders, residents who hold a Disabled Badge do not require a resident’s parking permit if the Badge is clearly displayed in the vehicle. 

However, if the disabled badge is not clearly displayed in the vehicle a Penalty Charge Notice may be issued. 

The decision whether to purchase a resident’s permit in addition to holding a disabled badge is left to the resident to decide.

Failure to comply with these conditions may result in the issue of a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN).

The Corporate Anti Fraud Team

This authority is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers, and to this end may use the information you have provided on this form for the prevention and detection of fraud.

It may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes. For more information please see our Fraud pages.