London Borough of Croydon

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Changes to parking arrangements due to coronavirus

  • Drivers do not need to display a resident or visitor permit or pay-and-display ticket to use parking bays in Croydon. We are suspending issuing all permits, including delaying the launch of phase two of the emissions-based permits.
  • Safety restrictions including double yellow lines, disabled bays, parking on footways, blocking dropped kerbs, parking in bus stops and bus lanes, yellow box junctions, no right or left turn restrictions and one way streets will still be enforced.
  • Please ensure vehicles are parked sensibly and considerately, within bay markings and do not block access for other road users and emergency services. Vehicles causing obstructions or safety issues will be issued with a PCN and possibly relocated.

Parking for health and social care workers

Health and social care workers can park for free in any council-run on street or off street bays. They should contact their employer who will be able to apply for dispensation on their behalf.
 

 

Who can apply

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, and the fee, depends on the location of your business. Specifically:

  • inner zones, east inner, east outer, north, south and west, 2 permits maximum
  • outer zones (Coulsdon, Napier Road, Norbury, Old Lodge Lane, Thornton Heath, South Norwood, Sanderstead, South Norwood and 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 or current tenancy agreement confirming the name and address of the company
  • a photo or scanned copy of page 2 of your V5C registration showing your vehicle make, model, engine size & emissions 

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.

Current Cost until March 2020

There is an administration charge of £30 for all new permit applications (no administration charge for permit renewals).

Inner zones:

  • quarterly, £123
  • annually, £382 (alternative fuel £190)

Outer zones:

  • quarterly, £123
  • first and second annual permits, £382
  • third annual permit, £560
  • fourth annual permit, £910

Costs starting from April 2020

Date vehicle registered    Charge Band    CO2 emission (g/km)    Cost Cost    Cost  for a second permit at the same addressCost  for a second permit at the same address 

+£16 =     Cost for a third permit at the same address 

+£48 =     Cost for a fourth permit at the same address 

Quarterly 3 month charges from April 2020
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 1

<1

£16

£32

£64

£176

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 

There is an additional administration charge of £30 for all new permit applications
Charges Implemented on a renewal basis. The third and fourth business permits are not available at addresses within the Croydon Central CPZ. 
 

Business permit (annual, 12 months) – From April 2020

Date vehicle registered

Charge Band

CO2 emission (g/km)

Cost

Cost for a second permit at the same address

+ £50 =

Cost for a third permit at the same address

+ £150 =

Cost  for a fourth permit at the same address

+ £500 =

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.