Visitor parking permits
Visitor permits are now paperless. You can register your visitor's vehicle in advance or when they arrive.
The process takes only a few minutes and once you have registered for the first time, subsequent visitor applications are completed quickly. Parking attendants are given the details of your visitor's vehicle on the electronic readers they carry.
Visitor permit costs (from 1 April 2020)
book of 10 one-hour vouchers: £16 (£1.60 per hour)*
Per half-day (up to five hours): £3.20
Per day: £6.40
Per week: £25.60
* Each household which has at least one annual resident parking permit (including disabled residents) will be automatically provided with 10 hours of free visitor parking credit, accessible online. Residents in CPZs who are over 60, get council support and do not have another annual parking permit will also receive 10 hours of free visitors parking credit, accessible online.
Choosing the right visitors vouchers (from 1 April 2020)
Book of 10 one-hour vouchers - Can be activated in single or multi-hour blocks.
Half Day (5hr) permit - Once activated, this voucher is valid to a specific vehicle for five hours. You cannot save or carry over hours which are not used, nor can you transfer permit permission to a different vehicle after the voucher has been activated.
1 Day permit - Once activated, this voucher is valid for a specific vehicle for one day (based on controlled permit zone operating times). You cannot save or carry over hours which are not used, nor can you transfer permit permission to a different vehicle after the voucher has been activated.
1 Week permit - Once activated, this voucher is valid for a specific vehicle for one week (based on controlled permit zones operating times). You cannot save or carry over hours which are not used, nor can you transfer permit permission to a different vehicle after the voucher has been activated.
Scratch cards are also available
There may be times when you do not know when your visitor will arrive, how long they will stay or what their vehicle details are e.g. if someone is doing work in your home or will be at your house when you are not there. In these circumstances, you can purchase scratch cards in person at Lewisham Library. If possible, please register for an online account before visiting the library, if not you'll need to bring a current council tax or utility bill as proof of residency and set up an account in store.
From 1 April 2020 you will be able to purchase and send e-vouchers to visitors electronically (including tradespeople and delivery drivers) to populate permit details themselves, via your new online permit account.
Do I have to buy visitor permits?
You will need a visitor permit if your visitor wishes to park in a residents' bay in the CPZ during zone operating times. A permit is not necessary outside of the CPZ operating times.
If you do not wish to buy a visitor permit your visitor will need to park in one of the following places:
on your driveway or your land
outside the operating times of the controlled parking zone when parking is free and unrestricted
in a pay and display space
Why do we charge for visitor permits?
We implement parking controls to manage the demand for kerbside parking in areas where there aren't many parking spaces.
We introduce permits and charges to manage these areas and make sure that kerbside parking is available for permit holders who live and work within the CPZ.
Read more about why we introduce CPZs here.