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Parking permit charge increases

Changes to Lewisham’s parking permit fees for 2024/25 will come into effect from 1 April 2024.

Our new parking permit charges will come into effect from 1 April 2024 Most are increasing by 7.7%, in line with inflation.

The permits and vouchers that will see a slight increase, include:

  • Short-stay Parking (emissions-based vehicles & motorcycles)
  • Resident Permits
  • Motorcycle Parking charges
  • Visitor Vouchers
  • Hospital Health Permits
  • Business Permits
  • Business All-Zone
  • Business Charity Permits

Please note we will be offering a 25% discount on last year’s Community Health Permit (formerly the Essential Health Services Permit) charges.

The euro 6 non-compliant surcharge has also increased from £70 to 

Please see further details on the new charges and updates:

Pay and Display parking

Emissions-based charges for short-stay parking

If you park in a short-stay parking bay or car park, the amount you pay will be calculated based on your vehicles emissions.

The current charges per hour as of 1 April 2024 are set out below. Euro 6 non-compliant diesel vehicles pay a £2.15 surcharge on top of the diesel charge.

Petrol & Diesel Euro 6 Compliant

Diesel Euro 6 non-compliant

Emissions Based
(g/km CO2)

Current Price (P/H)

Current Price (P/H)

Band 0 (Electric Vehicles only) £1.62 
Band 1 (1-100)
Band 2 (101-130)
Band 3 (131-165)
£3.12  £5.27 
Band 4 (166-200) 
Band 5 (201+)  £4.31  £6.46 

Short-stay parking for motorcycles 

Parking charge for motorcycles

15 mins  £0.20
1 hour  £0.80
All day  £2.00

Find out more:  Changes to Pay and Display parking

Controlled parking zone permit charges

Current permit charges can be found in the table below.

Permit type Duration   Charge 
 3 months  Emissions based
Resident   6 months  Emissions based
Resident  12 months  Emissions based
Resident (Blue Badge holder)
12 months only  Free of charge
1 hour (book of 10)  £1.94
Visitor Half day (max 5 hours)  £4.85
Visitor Full day  £7.54
Visitor 1 week  £32.31
Carer 12 months only Free of charge
Health Trust 12 months only Emissions based
Business  6 months Emissions based
12 months Emissions based
Business 'Z' all zones 12 months only Emissions based
Charity 12 months only £129.24

See more information on this by visiting: Lewisham Council - Controlled parking zone permit charges 

Resident parking permits

Parking permits prices have changed as of 1 April 2024. You can use our permit calculator tool to find out which band your vehicle is in and calculate the cost of a permit.

Find out more: Resident parking permits

Disabled residents

Resident Blue Badge holders who drive a vehicle registered to their home address in Lewisham can apply for a Disabled Resident Parking Permit free of charge.

Disabled Residents Parking permits are free and valid for 12 months. They allow the resident with a valid Lewisham-issued blue badge to park in resident, dual and triple use bays within any CPZ across the borough.

Find out more: Disabled resident parking permits

Motorcycle parking

On 30 May 2022, motorcycle parking charges were implemented across the borough, based on how environmentally-friendly vehicles are. The charges are part of a series of measures to help reduce carbon emissions in the borough and to create a greener and cleaner Lewisham.

On 1 April 2024, motorcycle parking permits increased by 7.7%, in line with inflation. 

Find out more: Motorcycle parking

Visitor parking permits

Visitor permit costs (from 1 April 2024)

  • book of 10 one-hour vouchers: £19.40 (£1.94 per hour)
  • per half-day (up to five hours): £4.85
  • per day: £7.54
  • per week: £32.31

Visitors vouchers can be purchased by residents without owning a resident parking permit, but we may still require proof of address to verify your details.

Find out more: Visitor parking permits

Parking for health workers

Hospital Health Permits are increasing by 7.7% in line with inflation while Community Health Permits (formerly known as the Essential Health Permit) is decreasing by 25% from last year.

Find out more about these specific permits here: Parking for health workers

If you have any questions, please email: lewishamparkingpermits@nslservices.co.uk

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