Apply for a trade scratchcard permit

Trade permit scratchcards are only available via postal application during this time. Alternatively you may utilise the option of virtual trade permits

There are two types of trade permit scratchcard:

Daily permit

  • Allows a trades person to park for a whole day, in an all-day CPZ; or
  • For the hour of control in a one-hour CPZ

Weekly permit:

  • Allows a trades person to park for 5 or 6 consecutive zone days depending on whether the CPZ operates from Monday to Friday or Monday to Saturday
  • Can be purchased for all-day or one-hour CPZs

How to use a trade scratchcard

Trades persons should buy scratchcards in advance and use when required.

Each scratchcard must then be validated by scratching off the date (if a daily permit) or dates (if a weekly permit) and writing in the registration number of the vehicle on which it is to be displayed.

Full instructions for use are shown on the permits.

How to buy a trade scratchcard

Apply by post or in person

You can check what documents you need and the permit costs before you apply.

Complete the application form

If you apply by post:

You should send the:


Parking Permits
Wandsworth Council (Permit Processing)
PO Box 522

We aim to process postal applications for the trade scratchcards within two working days. They will then be sent to you by second class post. 

If you apply in person:

You should bring:

  • Completed application form
  • Required documents
  • Payment by credit/debit card, cheque or postal order

To the Customer Centre or to one of the participating libraries.

Help with completing your application

If you have any problems completing your application form or are unable to supply any of the documents detailed, call 020 8871 8871.