You will be taken to an external site where you will need to create an online account. You may be required to upload proof (documents) to support your application which can be scanned.
It will take around 15 minutes to apply and receive approval.
To apply for a resident permit you will need:
- Your vehicle registration
- A valid email address
- Your V5 log book or your insurance schedule – in PDF or JPEG format only (to be uploaded)
- Your credit or debit card details – we do not accept AMEX
We may ask you to verify your address by carrying out an address validation check or by uploading proof.
For fraud and audit purposes, we may ask for further proof documents to support your application later.
About the resident parking permit
Residents parking permit allows residents within a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) to park in a Resident Permit Holders or Permit Holders parking place during controlled hours. Check parking signs on the street for information on the parking zone and its hours of operation.
Resident permits are virtual, which means you do not need to display anything in your vehicle. Your permit is electronic and is associated with your vehicle registration number. Patrolling Civil Enforcement Officers will be able to view your permit on their handheld computers.
Proof of address
We may ask you to verify your address by carrying out an address validation check or by uploading proof documents.
Acceptable proof of address documents are:
- Your Council tax demand
- Your rent agreement or a solicitor’s letter showing the house purchase completion date.
- Two utility bills from different suppliers dated and showing your name and address (not mobile phone bills)
- Driver’s license clearly showing your name and address within the Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ).
Alternatively, you can consent to an address validation check which will be carried out by a third party (Experian) during the application process. This check will not affect your credit score but will appear as a search by NSL Ltd on your credit file.
Proof of vehicle ownership
For cars registered at the permit holder’s address:
- Vehicle Registration document (V5) showing the same name and address as the permit holder. We do not accept the new keeper supplement.
- Insurance schedule showing the applicant as the main policy holder with the vehicle insured at the same address as the permit holder (we do not accept the Certificate of Motor Insurance)
- A third-party vehicle check to validate your vehicle emissions and vehicle information.
Example of a V5 document
For cars not registered at the permit holder’s address:
- Company car applicants must have a recent dated and signed letter from their employer stating that the applicant is an employee of the company and confirming the vehicle registration number and the address of the permit holder where the vehicle will be kept
- For long term lease or hire vehicles a copy of the agreement showing the same address as the permit holder for which the vehicle will be kept.
We may contact you to provide further evidence if required at a later date for fraud and audit purposes.
Costs and refunds
Resident Permit costs
Permit prices are based on vehicle emissions. Permits are valid for a year.
|Engine size (cc) equivalent||
Annual Price for 1st Vehicle Resident Permit
|up to 1000cc||
|1000cc to 1099cc||
|1100cc to 1200cc||
|1201cc to 1300cc||
|1301cc to 1549cc||
|1550cc to 1800cc||
|1801cc to 1900cc||
|1901cc to 2449cc||
If you have a diesel car, you will be charged £10 per car on top of the relevant price band.
If you have more than one household car, you will be charged £25 per additional permit on top of the relevant price band.
If your vehicle has 7 passenger seats or more, you can apply for a discount on the prices shown above. Vehicles with 7 passenger seats or more are eligible for a 50% discount on the prices shown above, or will be charged a fixed price of £65, whichever is the greatest. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0208 359 7446 to apply at the discounted price. You will need to provide proof of vehicle documentation in order for your application to be processed.
Households can hold up to four resident permits at any one time.
Resident permit prices changed in September 2019. This follows a decision made by the Council’s Environment Committee in March
If you no longer need your resident permit, you can cancel your permit and get a refund for any unused months remaining within your permit account.
Please note that if you need to cancel a permit purchased before the new permit system was introduced in September 2019, the system will not be able to automatically calculate your refund and will show that no refund is due. If there are unused months remaining on your permit, and the total value is £5 or more, you will receive a refund. Please allow up to 10 working days to receive your refund.
If you’ve recently moved to Barnet
If you need a resident permit, but are awaiting proof documentation, you may be able to get a temporary permit. This will provide you with 14 days coverage for your vehicle whilst you are awaiting documents to apply for a resident permit. Temporary resident permits are only issued once and cannot be extended.
If you have a new vehicle
If you have changed your vehicle, you can update the vehicle details on an existing resident permit within your online account. If you have just bought a new vehicle and are awaiting documents, you can apply for a temporary permit.
Change permit details
Renew a residents permit
You can renew your residents permit in advance of your existing permit expiring. You can renew your permit up to 30 days ahead without losing any time on your existing permit. Login to your account to renew.
Please note that if your permit has already expired, you need to make a new application by clicking on ‘Apply for a Permit’ within your account.
Change permit details
You can update your personal details, such as your email address, contact number or name, within your account.
You can also change your address, provided that your new address is in the same controlled parking zone as your existing parking permit.
If you have moved within the borough to a different controlled parking zone, you can cancel your existing permit and apply for a new permit within your online account. You will receive a refund any whole unused months on your existing permit.
If you have changed your car, you can update your vehicle details within your account. You may need to provide proof of vehicle ownership in order to change your vehicle, and may be due a partial refund or need to make an additional payment if your new vehicle is in a different emissions band to your previous vehicle. You will only be able to change your vehicle up to 4 times per year.
Temporary Change of Vehicle
If your usual car is being serviced or repaired, and you need temporary cover for a hire or courtesy car, you can do this within your online account. Click on the permit you need to change, select 'Vehicles' and then tick the box for temporary vehicle. You will need to enter the registration of the temporary vehicle, and you won't need any proof documents to do this. Once your usual car is back on the road, you can untick the temporary vehicle option to apply your permit to your vehicle.
If you cannot locate your street or property in the permit system
If you cannot locate your street or property in the new parking permit system, fill out this online form. We will look in to the problem and get back to you.
Terms and conditions
- Only the resident can apply and purchase a Residents permit for their address that falls within the boundaries of a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ).
- Resident permits are issued as a virtual, electronic permit which are valid for a specific vehicle
- It is the responsibility of the permit holder to ensure that they supply the correct vehicle registration mark when applying for their permit.
- The maximum number of resident permits which shall be issued to any household at any one time shall be four
- Resident Permits are only are only valid in Permit Holders Only or Resident Permit Holders Only parking places within the (CPZ) with the same zone identified letter (s) associated with the permit and shown on the time plate.
- Resident Permits are not valid in any other parking space or place other than the Permit Holders Only or Residents Permit Holders Only spaces.
- The issue of a Residents permit does not guarantee the availability of a parking space nor does it render the Council subject to any liability in respect of loss or damage to any vehicle in a parking place or the contents or fittings of any such vehicle.
- Failure to have a Residents permit valid during the controlled hours of the given (CPZ) may result in a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) being issued to the vehicle.
- Parking places may be suspended by any person duly authorised by the Council or the police – don’t park in a parking place where signs indicate it’s suspended.
- If a resident permit is no longer required, and the permit holder cancels the permit within their permit account, a refund for the remaining number of full calendar months will be processed.
- Refunds will be processed according to the original payment method.
- The council may revoke a permit if it is believed that the permit is being misused. Where a vehicle has three or more outstanding penalty charge notices issued that have progressed to 'charge certificate' stage (by this stage there is no longer a right of appeal) then a new or renewed permit will not be issued for that vehicle until the outstanding penalty has been paid or the matter otherwise resolved.
- A permit may be withdrawn or cancelled if it is not used in accordance with these terms and conditions (under these circumstances you will not be entitled to any refund).
- Failure to comply with these conditions may result in a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) being issued to your vehicle.
- A goods vehicle with an overall height greater than 2.3 metres may not make use of a parking place during controlled hours.