Lewisham Council - Visitor parking permits for CPZs

Visitor parking permits

Visitor permits allow residents' visitors to park in 'resident permit holder' parking bays in the controlled parking zones (CPZs).

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

Per hour*​ Per half day (up to 5 hrs)​ Per day​ Per week​
£1.40​ £2.80​ £5.60​ £20​

 * Hourly permits can be purchased in batches of 10 at a reduced rate of £10.

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

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 their vehicle details – perhaps they are doing some work in your home or they will be at your house when you are not there. In these circumstances, scratch cards are available in advance by calling 08452 185 248 or 020 8787 5397 or by purchasing them in cash from Lewisham library. (Please note residents are required to provide proof of residency in the form of a council tax or utility bill to purchase visitor permits from the library.) Your visitor can complete their details on their arrival and put the scratch card on the dashboard of their vehicle in the normal way.

Why do we charge for visitor permits?

Parking controls are implemented to manage the demand for kerbside parking, in areas where parking spaces are at a premium.

Permits and their charges are introduced to manage these areas to ensure that kerbside parking is available for permit holders who live and work within our controlled parking zones.


Parking permits for CPZs
Po Box 51192
Se13 9dh
020 8787 5397


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