Who can apply for a business parking permit

Business parking permits are intended for employees who regularly use their cars for business purposes. They are not for use solely for commuter parking.

Permits are only issued to businesses with 12 employees or less, whose usual business address lies within a controlled parking zone.

You will need a separate business parking permit for each vehicle.

How many permits you can apply for

The maximum number of permits you may apply for depends on the location of your business. To find out which zone you're in, check the guidance on Croydon's controlled parking zones.

Inner zones: East inner, East outer, E2, North, N1, South and West

Two permits maximum.

Outer zones: Coulsdon, Napier Road, Norbury, Old Lodge Lane, Thornton Heath, South Norwood, Sanderstead, South Norwood and Purley

Four permits maximum (or 2 if purchased quarterly).

How to apply

The quickest and easiest way to apply or renew a business permit is online.

You will need scanned copies or photos of these documents:

  • a letter on your company letterhead briefly outlining what the vehicle will be used for
  • a copy of the non domestic rates bill
  • a photo or scanned copy of page 2 of your V5C registration showing your vehicle make, model, engine size and emissions or screen shot of your vehicle emission data from online vehicle enquiry service.

Apply for a business permit

Please set the start date at least 5 days in advance from when you apply. We cannot change the start date once you submit your application.

Renewals

For online renewals, your application must be received at least 7 days before the expiry of a current permit. Any renewal application for an expired permit will be treated as a new application and incur a £30 administration fee.

Costs from April 2020

New applications

There is an additional £30 admin charge for new applications.

Diesel vehicles

If the permit is for a diesel vehicle registered before September 2015, there is an additional charge of £16 for quarterly permits and £50 for annual permits.

Business permit cost for quarterly / 3 months permit - Renewal cost

>Date vehicle registered Charge Band CO2 emission (g/km) Cost Cost  for a second permit at the same address Cost for a third permit at the same address >Cost for a fourth permit at the same address
From March 2001

Band 1

<1

£16

£32

£64

£176

Band 2

1-75

£32

£48

£80

£192

Band 3

76 – 165

£130

£146

£178

£290

Band 4

166 – 225

£160

£176

£208

£320

Band 5

>225

£240

£256

£288

£400

Band 5 +

If data not recorded on V5C

£240

£256

£288

£400

Before March 2001

n/a

n/a

£240

£256

£288

£400

Business permit - annual, 12 months - renewal cost

Date vehicle registered Charge Band CO2 emission (g/km) Cost Cost for a second permit at the same address Cost for a third permit at the same address Cost for a fourth permit at the same address
From March 2001

Band 1

<1

£50

£100

£200

£550

Band 2

1 – 75

£100

£150

£250

£600

Band 3

76 – 165

£400

£450

£550

£900

Band 4

166 – 225

£500

£550

£650

£1,000

Band 5

>225

£750

£800

£900

£1,250

Band 5+

If data not recorded on V5C

£750

£800

£900

£1,250

Before March 2001

n/a

n/a

£750

£800

£900

£1,250

Parking permits team

Address

Parking Permit Section, Parking Services, PO Box 1462, Croydon CR9 1WX , United Kingdom