Proof of residence

Proof of residence

To apply for a resident's parking permit, you must prove you live in the borough.

You need to provide two original proofs of your address. We don't accept copies.

We accept:

  • Council Tax registration - we can check this for you so you don't have to send a document
  • valid driving licence
  • current council or housing trust rent statement
  • valid home contents insurance policy
  • benefits or pension statement for current financial year
  • firearms certificate
  • tenancy agreement (not handwritten and valid for the full life of the permit) or a letter from the Housing Allocation Service
  • current bank, credit card or building society statement showing your address and dated within the past three months

If you are an accredited diplomat, you can use a letter from your embassy as one proof of residency.

If you are live-in staff, you can use a contract of employment as one proof of residency.

All documents must clearly show your name and your address in the Royal Borough.

New residents

If you are moving into the borough and don't have the required documents, we will issue a three-month permit if you provide:

  • a solicitor’s letter of completion dated within the last three months
  • or a tenancy agreement valid for at least six months

If you haven’t changed your vehicle registration (V5C) to your new Royal Borough address yet, fill in the change of address section and give it to us. We will send it to the DVLA for you. We count this as acceptable proof of vehicle ownership and can issue you with a permit.

To help you park on the day of your move, you can apply for a permit up to a week before your move. You can collect it from the Customer Service Department the day before you are due to move in, or we can post it to your new address.