Unless a valid permit is clearly displayed in your vehicle, it is not covered by the permit scheme and you could be issued with a penalty charge notice. You should buy a pay and display ticket or use the cashless parking service, RingGo, until your permit arrives.
If you are a resident in a controlled parking zone you can apply for the equivalent of 30 days parking per calendar year for your visitors. As a resident you must be either be registered on the council tax or electoral register for the address within the controlled parking zone.
We no longer issue scratch cards and residents can apply using our online service. Unlike the scratch card service, there is no need to pay up front and the process is more environmentally friendly. Existing scratch cards are valid until the expiry date shown on them.
How to register
- Croydon central zone - £4 per day, enforced 8am to midnight, Monday to Sunday.
Also available is an annual visitor permit which can be used in the evening after 6pm to midnight, and all day on Sunday, at a cost of £15 per year (plus an initial administration charge if applicable), the issue of which will be limited to 1 permit per household. All new annual visitors permits will be subject to a £30 administration charge (not applicable to renewals).
Apply for a new permit or a renewal
- Croydon inner zones - £4 per day, includes: east inner, east uuter, north, south, and west, enforced 9am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday
Croydon outer zones - £2.60 per day, includes: Bynes Road, Coulsdon, Coulsdon residents only, Napier Road, Norbury, Old Lodge Lane, Purley, Sanderstead, South Norwood and Thornton Heath, enforced 9am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday
Resident visitor permits allow the driver to park in shared use bays only (pay and display and permit holder bays) in the residents controlled parking zone. They are not valid for parking on housing estates.
This virtual permit will not enable a holder to park in parking spaces controlled by pay and display only signs, yellow lines or suspended bays. Any unused annual allowance will not be carried over to the next year.