Temporary parking cover

You can apply for temporary parking cover:

  • if you are using a loan/hire car while your usual vehicle is off the road for repairs/service.
  • while you apply to transfer your permit to a new vehicle or address within another Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) or sub-zone.

Temporary parking cover is not issued on expired permits.

Terms and conditions

One temporary parking cover is granted free of charge per calendar year and is valid for a maximum period of two weeks.

This period of free cover is not extendable and any unused days cannot be "banked" for future use. A charge will apply for any further periods of temporary cover.


Resident permits

Type of permit 5 days 6 days
All-day CPZs £48.90 £59.50
All-day CPZs – residents aged 70 and over £24.50 £29.70
One hour CPZs
£14.30 £17.20
One hour CPZs – residents aged 70 and over
£7.20 £8.60

Business permits

Type of permit 5 days 6 days
All zone
Sub zone – all day
Sub zone – one hour

Activate temporary parking cover online

Log in to your online parking permits account

You will not need to display anything in your vehicle.

Once you have activated the temporary cover, your resident/business permit will become invalid. If applying for a replacement permit, you should do so as soon as possible to ensure that you receive your new permit before the temporary cover expires.

If you experience problems visit parking permits online or call 020 8871 8871.