All permits, Camden Account and tariffs

Camden Account, permit applications and renewals

It is the responsibility of the applicant/account holder to upload the documents requested during the Camden Account application process. There is a period of up to 12-weeks to provide this documentation, but applications may be checked at any time and the permit cancelled without refund.

Permit holders should ensure their account is up to date, that all the information provided is correct, and to renew any permit on time. You may be required to submit further supporting information about your permit at any time.

We will carry out random checks and you may be required to submit further supporting evidence.

When applying, renewing or maintaining your permit account, you confirm that you understand and accept the current terms and conditions. Failure to follow these may result in parking enforcement action and the cancellation of your permit without refund. We reserve the right to amend the terms and conditions at any time.

Outstanding Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs)

If a vehicle on your account has three or more outstanding PCNs where the statutory appeal process has ended, the permit will be cancelled and you will not be able to renew it. The outstanding charges will need to be settled or you will need to satisfy us that you are not liable for the outstanding charges.

Permit tariffs and refunds

See our current fees and charges

Resident and business permit charges are based on the vehicle engine size or CO2 emissions. There is a surcharge for diesel powered vehicles, whether you are renewing, adding or changing a diesel vehicle. A lower charge applies to vehicles only powered electrically. If more than one vehicle is registered on a permit account, the basic charge is determined by the vehicle with the highest tariff.

You may be entitled to a refund where a permit is no longer required or where there is a change to a lower tariff vehicle. Refunds are calculated at a rate equivalent to the number of full months remaining before the expiry of the permit. Charges for 2nd and 3rd vehicles and the diesel surcharge are non-refundable.

Visitor permits and parking permissions are non-refundable.

Refunds are not due where a permit has been cancelled under the terms and conditions.

Resident permit

Main residence

You must be resident in the borough at least five nights per week, and one permit account can be held per qualifying resident. The Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) for the permit is established from this address.

You must ensure that the property is not subject to a “car free” or “car capped” agreement. If we find a permit was obtained for such a property, it will be cancelled without refund.

Vehicle(s)

Must be registered with the DVLA in your name at the same Camden address with vehicle insurance and be a:

  • passenger, private light goods vehicle or electric powered vehicle, the gross weight of which does not exceed 3.5 tons and is no more than 2.2 metres wide and 2.32 metres tall
  • motorcycle weighing no more than 450kgs and not including a sidecar

Lease, Hire or Company: must be for your sole use. A lease agreement and/or confirmation letter from your company is required. Permits are not issued for pool, foreign registered company vehicles, or vehicles loaned by friends/family.

Multiple vehicles: up to three vehicles can be added to your permit account, however only one is able to park during the controlled hours. You will need to choose which is active via your Camden Account.

Foreign registered: only a six month permit can be obtained and the vehicle must be registered with the DVLA within this period. This type of permit cannot be renewed.

Where to park and suspensions

The permit allows parking in a resident permit bay in the associated CPZ. The timeplate will include “Resident permit holders” or “Permit holders” and the mark CA- with the CPZ zone letter. The permit does not allow trailer parking.

Except zones CA-B, CA-H and two hour sub zones, the permit also allows parking in paid for parking only bays in the same CPZ for the first and last hour of the CPZ restricted hours.

Parking spaces are suspended from time to time and parking is not permitted. Suspension warning notices will be displayed adjacent to the timeplate for the parking bay and it is the responsibility of the permit holder to make themselves aware by reading the relevant notices. As well as regularly checking for warning notices, you can sign up to our courtesy email alerts service for forthcoming suspensions.

Failure to follow the terms and conditions may result in parking enforcement action and potential vehicle removal.

Renewals

The permit holder is responsible for renewing the permit and you may wish to set your own reminder. While we aim to send out electronic reminders for renewals, this is dependent on details being up to date and your email server spam/junk settings.

Business permit schemes A or B

Business need

The business must be based in the borough and have no access to off-street parking. The Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) for the permit is established from this address.

Must demonstrate that a vehicle is essential for the operation and viability of the business, and not for commuter parking.

You must ensure that the property is not subject to “car free” or “car capped” agreement. If we find a permit was obtained for such a property, it will be cancelled without refund.

Vehicle(s)

Must be registered with the DVLA with ownership or lease confirming business use along with valid insurance.

  • scheme A: a goods vehicle which is constructed or adapted as a derivative of a passenger vehicle with a maximum gross weight not exceeding 3.5 tonnes
  • scheme B: a passenger or goods vehicles, gross weight not exceeding 3.5 tonnes, no more than 2.2 metres wide and 2.32 metres tall

Multiple vehicles: up to three vehicles can be added to your permit account, however only one is able to park during the controlled hours. You will need to choose which vehicle is active via your Camden Account. A business may have more than one permit account.

Where to park and suspensions

Scheme A: South of Euston Road in the “Business permit holder” bay marked with the numeric code of your permit with prefix ”A”

Scheme B: North of Euston Road in “permit holders” bays marked with CA- with the CPZ zone letter. Vehicles must not be used for commuting and must be moved at the end of a trading day

The permit does not allow trailer parking.

Parking spaces are suspended from time to time and parking is not permitted. Suspension warning notices will be displayed adjacent to the timeplate for the parking bay and it is the responsibility of the permit holder to make themselves aware by reading the relevant notices. As well as regularly checking for warning notices, you can sign up to our courtesy email alerts service for forthcoming suspensions.

Failure to follow the terms and conditions may result in parking enforcement action and potential vehicle removal.

Renewals

The permit holder is responsible for renewing the permit and you may wish to set your own reminder. While we aim to send out electronic reminders for renewals, this is dependent on details being up to date and your email server spam/junk settings.

Visitor permit

Resident or business

You must be 16 or over and resident in the borough at least five nights per week or be a business north of Euston Road which appears on the business rates register.

The Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) for the permit is established from the residential or business address.

Visitor permit allocation

There is an annual allocation of electronic visitor permits depending on the CPZ and the year. The period for allocation starts with the first purchase date.

Unused electronic visitor permits will be rolled over and are available in the next year. This is in addition to any further annual allocation.

Visitor permits are non-refundable. We recommend you avoid over purchasing/bulk purchases which may not be used.

Residents 75 and over or registered disabled are eligible for reduced rate short stay visitor permits with an enhanced allocation in some CPZs

 CPZ  Resident  Business
 CA- B, F, G,H, J, K, L, M, N, P, Q, R, S, V-Sandy Road, X (excluding two hour sub-zones)

 480 hours + 10 day

75s /disabled: 600 hours + 10 day

 500 hours

Two hour zones/sub zones CA-L, P, S, U, V

 120 hours  120 hours
 CA-D, E  160 hours  none
 CA- C  80 hours  none

Where to park and suspensions

The account holder should ensure that the visitor is aware of these terms and conditions.

Allows parking in a resident permit bay in the associated CPZ. The timeplate will include “Resident permit holders” or “Permit holders” and the mark CA- with the CPZ zone letter.

The permit does not allow trailer parking.

Parking spaces are suspended from time to time and parking is not permitted. Warning signage will be displayed adjacent to the timeplate and must be checked upon parking or before any session booked in advance. As well as regularly checking for warning notices, you can sign up to our courtesy email alerts service for forthcoming suspensions.

Short-stay electronic visitor permits can be activated in 15 minute sessions up to a maximum stay of four hours. A session activated at the end of the CPZ hours will roll over to the start of the next day or CPZ period.

Vehicles must not return to the same parking bay within one hour (a bay normally has a number of spaces).

Failure to follow the terms and conditions may result in parking enforcement action and potential vehicle removal.

Parking permission

Anyone can apply for a parking permission for a period of one day up to three months.

The street (up to three) and the vehicle registration must be declared on the application.

Parking permissions are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Where to park and suspensions

Parking permissions are only valid within Camden, but not on red routes or on housing estates.

Resident permit bays: Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5.30pm in a resident permit bay in the associated CPZ. The timeplate will include “Resident permit holders” or “ Permit holders” and the mark CA- with the CPZ zone letter.

Parking spaces are suspended from time to time and parking is not permitted. Warning signage will be displayed adjacent to the timeplate. As well as regularly checking for warning notices, you can sign up to our courtesy email alerts service for forthcoming suspensions.

Yellow lines: single yellow lines (or in Hampstead CA-H zone, double yellow lines up to 8pm), excluding:

  • where a loading ban is in force, indicated by single or double kerb markings
  • adjacent to a dropped kerb or raised highway such as a pedestrian crossing or vehicle crossover
  • location with a “no-stopping” restriction zig-zag or box commonly outside schools
  • within five metres of a junction or in a manner obstructing traffic

Parking permissions issued for weddings, funerals or other dedicated purposes will have conditions stated on the printed permission card.

Failure to follow the terms and conditions may result in parking enforcement action and potential vehicle removal.

Market trader permit

Permit holders must be a licensed market trader at one of Camden’s market. One permit is available per trader/pitch.

Vehicle(s)

Must be registered with the DVLA and be registered to the business or individual licence holder. Insurance must state it is for the businesses use and it must be a:

  • goods vehicle not exceeding 7.5 tonnes and must carry no more than nine people
  • passenger vehicles must carry no more than 13 people

A permit is not valid for motorcycles or trailers.

Multiple: up to three vehicles can be added to your permit account, however only one is able to park during the controlled hours. You will need to choose which vehicle is active via your account.

Where to park and suspensions

The permit allows parking in any nearby bay marked as “Permit holders only MKT” or “Permit holders only” with identifier number prefixed with “T”.

Parking spaces are suspended from time to time and parking is not permitted. Suspension warning notices will be displayed adjacent to the timeplate for the parking bay and it is the responsibility of the permit holder to make themselves aware by reading the relevant notices. As well as regularly checking for warning notices, you can sign up to our courtesy email alerts service for forthcoming suspensions.

Failure to follow these terms and conditions may result in parking enforcement action and potential vehicle removal.

Renewals

The permit holder is responsible for renewing the permit and you may wish to set your own reminder.