Parking permits

Temporary cover note

New: You can now apply for a temporary cover note online via My Account. Registering for My Account will allow you to see all of your information and dealings with the council in one place.

If you are an existing permit holder, you can apply for a temporary cover note for the following reasons.

Courtesy car

When your vehicle is in the garage, or off the road and you've been provided with a courtesy car.

You will need to scan a copy of the letter from the garage, or insurance company giving details of the courtesy car registration, and how long you will have the courtesy car.

Change of vehicle

In this instance we can issue up to four weeks temporary cover while you wait for your new permit. 

Please note: We are unable to issue a new permit for a change of vehicle until we receive a copy of the new V5c (log book), showing the new registration number registered at your address. Please ensure you return your old permit as soon as you have applied for temporary cover, otherwise you may be charged an administration fee.*

Change of parking zone

If you move from one parking zone, to another parking zone within the borough of Croydon, we can issue up to four weeks temporary cover while you wait for your new permit.

Please note: We are unable to issue a new permit for a change of address, until we receive a copy of the new V5c (log book) showing your registration number, registered at your new address. Please ensure you return your old permit as soon as you have applied for temporary cover, otherwise you may be charged an administration fee.*

*In exceptional circumstances we may be able to extend your temporary cover further provided the original permit is returned to the parking permit section.

Please be advised that a penalty charge notice may be issued if:

  • You fail to display your temporary cover note in the windscreen of your vehicle.
  • The original permit and temporary cover are seen in use at the same time in separate vehicles.

Contact Details

Parking Permits Section
Telephone 020 8726 7100 Ext.60861
Minicom 020 8760 5797
Email parking@croydon.gov.uk
Address Parking Services
PO Box 1462
Croydon CR9 1WX

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