Having a permit is not a guarantee of a parking space on your road during busy times. It gives you the option to park in a valid space anywhere within the permit zone.
Who can apply for a permit?
To apply for a permit you must be:
- a permanent resident at an address within Croydon
- the registered keeper of the vehicle
- on the Electoral Register or council tax record
What you need to apply
You can apply and pay for your permit online and we will send you the permit within 5 working days.
To apply for a permit you will need:
- a photo or scanned copy of your V5C registration showing your current address within the zone you’re applying for a permit
- credit or debit card
Please note that your parking permit is only valid when you receive and display your permit. Failure to display may result in a penalty charge notice.
How much it will cost
The permit for:
- 1 car will be £80
- a 2nd car will be £126
There is a one off £30 administration charge for all new applicants.
When you apply for your permit you must change your permit start date to start at least 5 days in advance. We cannot change the start date once you submit your application.
Council Housing Estate permits
If you’re a permanent resident living in a council owned housing estate, you can apply for a Council Housing Estates permit covered by the Council Housing Estate scheme.
Due to increased demand for parking within Croydon, we're constantly reviewing permit allocations for the whole of the borough.
View Croydon's parking permit zone maps.
Terms and Conditions
Download the Residents’ Parking Permit Terms and Conditions.