Virtual parking permits are coming to Lambeth

20 September 2017

Written by: Environment team

Better Lambeth - Council statements and updates - Environment - News and announcements - Transport

We’re changing the way we issue parking permits to make our processes greener, safer and easier. 

We currently issue around 32,000 paper permits each year, but by changing to e-permits we will be able to reduce our carbon footprint, while also making it easier for residents by removing the need to display anything in their vehicle windscreen.  It’s also an effective way of reducing parking permit fraud.

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Virtual parking permits are coming to Lambeth

From the 2 October 2017 the introduction of virtual parking permits will be coming into effect for residents of the borough. You will be issued with an e-permit when you next renew your permit on or after the 2 October 2017.

What is an e-permit?

An e-permit allows residents to park their vehicle in their designated zone without the need to display a physical permit in their windscreen.  Civil Enforcement Officers (CEO) will be checking the permits are valid using their handheld devices.

How can I apply for an e-permit?

The application process for residents will remain the same. Residents wishing to apply or renew their permit can do so up to 30 days in advance using their online account. If you previously purchased your permit at the Customer Centre, you can set up an account online to purchase your permit.

Existing resident permit holders should continue to display their current permit until they expire. Any renewal to a residents permit on or after the 2 October 2017 will be issued with an e-permit. Please note you will not be sent a physical permit in the post.

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