Parking permit prices and refunds

Information on the cost of parking permits and how to get a refund if you no longer need a permit or if you are no longer eligible.

Parking permit prices

The Council wants to encourage residents to choose less polluting vehicles, so we have linked vehicle exhaust emissions to the cost of parking permits. We base our tariff bands for permits on carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions because all cars registered since March 2001 have official CO2 figures printed on their registration documents.

Car (and van) permits are priced according to CO2 emissions for vehicles registered after 1 March 2001 or engine size for vehicles registered before March 2001. These are shown on your Vehicle Registration Certificate (V5C).

All cars registered on, or after, 1 September 2015 meet the Euro 6 standard but many vehicles registered prior to that date do not, so the owners of such vehicles will need to prove their vehicles are Euro 6 compliant.

If you are unsure whether the subsequent permit charge should be applied to your application, please call us on 020 7361 4381.

Permit prices from 1 April 2018

  3 months 6 months 12 months
Engine size 1549cc and under (pre 1 March 2001) £51 £81 £129
Engine size over 1549cc (pre 1 March 2001) £66 £104 £172
Band 1 – up to 100g/km and electric vehicles £33 £53 £84
Band 2 – 101-120g/km £42 £68 £112
Band 3 – 121-150g/km £51 £81 £129
Band 4 – 151-165g/km £58 £87 £144
Band 5 – 166-185g/km £62 £98 £159
Band 6 – 186 – 225g/km and vehicles over 225g/km registered between 01/03/2001 and 22/03/2006 £66 £104 £172
Band 7 – over 225g/km and registered from 23/03/2006 £86 £137 £228

We class fully electric vehicles as Band 1 and base charges for Hybrid vehicles on vehicle emissions.

Supplementary charges

Diesel

Diesel engines have often been presented as being more environmentally friendly than petrol engines. Being more fuel-efficient than their petrol equivalents they tend to produce less CO2 per mile but, at least until recently, diesels produced much higher emissions of nitrous oxides and harmful particulates than petrol engines – contributing to poor local air quality. However, the latest diesel engines are more comparable to petrol equivalents in terms of their contribution to local air pollution so we levy a surcharge of £43 on diesel vehicles if they do not meet the Euro 6 emissions standard. All cars first registered after 1 September 2015 meet the Euro 6 emission standard.

Second or subsequent permits

To discourage multiple car ownership we charge £73 per year extra for parking permits for second and subsequent vehicles in a household. Householders must decide who will be the primary permit holder, and who will pay the second or subsequent charge.

Parking permit refunds

You must return your permit to us if you no longer need it or are no longer eligible. If we find that you have kept a permit that you no longer qualify for, we may prosecute you.

Residents' parking permit refund form [PDF] (file size 60.88 KB)

We will send you a refund for any unused time calculated from the day we receive the permit in our office. There is a £13 administration charge for this service. You should receive your refund within 28 days.

If we have to request that you return the permit, you will not receive a refund.