London Borough of Croydon

Coronavirus - As lockdown eases, parking enforcement is being gradually reintroduced from Tuesday 26 May 2020. Pay & display parking machines are being reactivated and payments accepted from Tuesday 26 May & parking permits are starting to be processed from Tuesday 26 May

Who can apply for a Business 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.

The maximum number of permits you may apply for depends on the location of your business. Specifically:

  • Inner zones = East inner, East outer, E2, North, N1, South & West, 2 permits maximum
  • Outer zones  = Coulsdon, Napier Road, Norbury, Old Lodge Lane, Thornton Heath, South Norwood, Sanderstead, South Norwood & Purley, 4 permits maximum (or 2 if purchased quarterly)

View a map of Croydon's controlled parking zones.

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 the documents below to complete your application:

  • 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 & emissions OR screen shot of your vehicle emission data from online vehicle enquiry service.

Apply for a business parking permit

Your permit must start at least 5 days in advance. We cannot change the start date once you submit your application.

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

Renewal costs
New applications incur an additional £30 admin charge

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

+ Additional Diesel charge of £16 per vehicle registered before September 2015 

+ New applications incur an additional £30 admin charge

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

+ Additional Diesel charging of £50 per vehicle registered before September 2015
+ New applications incur an additional £30 admin charge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terms and conditions for Business permits

Changes in circumstances

If you move, change your vehicle, will be using a courtesy car or otherwise need to amend the information held by the Parking Service, email parkingpermits@croydon.gov.uk.

It is the permit holder's responsibility to ensure they renew their permit in good time.

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