Where you can park Click to get info
This permit is only valid in the zone stated on the permit.
Where you cannot park Click to get info
Charity permits are not valid in:
- emergency service bays
- market traders bays (MT)
- catering bays (CAT)
- short stay bays
- Pay and Display or PayByPhone bays
- car parks
- bays designated for a specific reasons (for example: loading bays) or any parking bay that has been suspended
or on yellow lines.
Things you need to know Click to get info
Please ensure you renew your permit before it expires – the responsibility for renewals rests with the permit holder.
Please also note:
- information on this form may be used by the council in line with the Data Protection Act 1998 (as amended) and it may be passed within the council or to other agencies in order to help prevent fraud
- submission of the permit application form is confirmation that you agree to its terms and conditions of use
- permits can only be issued to vehicles that do not exceed 2.3 meters in height or 5.25 meters in length
- the permit is only valid on vehicles with a current road fund licence
- it is the users’ responsibility to ensure that the permit is clearly displayed on the vehicle associated with the permit. Any vehicle not displaying a valid permit may be issued a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN)
- permits will not be issued to customers with outstanding unchallenged Penalty Charge Notices (PCN’s)
- the issue of a permit does not guarantee the user a parking space
- the council has the right to suspend parking bays at any time
Things you'll need to let us know Click to get info
You should let us know if:
- you change a vehicle and are in possession of a valid permit
- you lose your permit or it’s been stolen
If you change a vehicle during the validity of the existing permit you must surrender that permit, complete a further application form and pay the appropriate fee. You can register a change of vehicle using the online form or alternatively you can register by post by downloading a charity parking permit application form (713KB PDF file) and sending it with evidence to the Parking Control Office.
If your permit is lost or stolen it will be immediately rendered invalid. You will need to report this, complete an application form and pay the appropriate fee for a replacement permit. You will be asked to provide the crime reference number supplied by the police. You can post it by downloading a charity parking permit application form and sending it to the Parking Control office.
How much do charity parking permits cost? Click to get info
|Engine Capacity / CO2 emission (g/km)||1st permit for use of each household||2nd permit per household||3rd and subsequent permits per household|
|101 – 170g/km or up to 1549cc||£55||£105||£150|
|over 171g/km or 1549cc||£95||£145||£200|
Changes and refund fees
- Change of VRM – Free of charge
- Change of Address - £5.00
- Refund - £10.00
Zero CO2 emissions
The council reserves the right to check applications for vehicles with zero CO2 emissions.
DVLA records may say your vehicle has zero emissions when it actually isn’t a zero emissions vehicle. The only zero emissions vehicles currently on the market are full electric vehicles (EV). Where this occurs, permit prices will be based on vehicle engine size.
We may apply additional price increases if incorrect information was provided at application stage.
What evidence do I need to provide Click to get info
Applicants will need to provide proof of registration and charity house address. If you apply you will also be asked to justify your need for a permit. Please also include a copy of your vehicle insurance, showing that you are covered for ‘business use’
Proof of establishment
- A letter on headed paper signed by senior officer confirming your home address, employment and use of the vehicle
- A charity registration number should also be supplied
How to apply and pay for a charity parking permit Click to get info
Waltham Forest Council retains the right to carry our random checks on permits in order to check the information supplied in the application.
You should receive contact one working day from the day you submit your application unless your application needs further information or approval. Your charity parking permit should be delivered the next working day after payment has been received.
Postal applications require payment to be supplied with application form in order to be processed. Payment should be made by cheque or postal order that is made payable to 'LBWF'. Please do not send cash through the post.
Please allow 10 days for your permit to be issued if you applying by post.
Please note: failure to include payment with your application will add significant delays to the process of issuing your permit.
Download Charity parking permit application form (713KB PDF file)
To get an application form sent to you by post, contact our permit team by email email@example.com or call them on 0203 092 0112, option 3 for assistance. Tell us your full name and postal address, and an application form will be sent to you the next working day.
Lines are open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 7pm (closed on public holidays)
You can also drop off permit application forms at the following libraries:
This is a drop off service and your applications will not be checked by a member of library staff. You must include documents of proof and payment with your application form.
If you don't fill in your form fully or include payment it will cause a significant delay to the process of getting your permit.
If you don’t provide telephone and email contact details in your application your application will be disregarded and your permit will not be issued.
Please allow 10 days for your permit to arrive if you apply by post or the library drop off service.