New and migrated accounts: applied for first resident permit from 30/09/21 and accounts migrated onto new system from 11/01/22.
You must be a resident in the borough at least five nights per week and one permit account can be held per qualifying resident.
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.
The Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) for the permit is determined by your Camden address.
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 tonnes 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
Either a 6 or 12 month permit is available for these vehicles. You cannot share vehicles across resident permit accounts.
Lease, hire or company vehicle: a lease/hire agreement in your name, or company V5C/lease agreement with a letter from the company confirming the vehicle is for your sole use. Permits are not issued for pool, foreign registered company vehicles, or vehicles loaned by friends or family.
Multiple vehicles: there can be up to 3 passenger/light goods vehicles and 2 motorcycles registered on an account, but only 1 vehicle and 1 motorcycle can be activated to park during the controlled hours. You will need to choose which is active to park on the street via your Camden Account.
Foreign or not DVLA registered: a non-renewable 6 month permit will be issued. The vehicle must be registered with the DVLA and evidence uploaded within 12 weeks otherwise the permit will be automatically cancelled. The initial 6 month permit will be charged at the highest emission tariff until evidence is supplied of the DVLA registration when the tariff can be reset.
If your active resident permit vehicle is being repaired or serviced, you can temporarily replace it with the courtesy vehicle provided by the garage, repair shop or insurance company. This service is available for formal courtesy vehicles only and not personal loans from friends, family or other arrangement.
Only 1 courtesy vehicle can be active with a maximum duration of 14 days at a time. A courtesy vehicle can replace your active resident permit vehicle up to 5 times per year.
You must upload an official courtesy vehicle hire/lease agreement from the garage, repair shop or the insurer to your account, otherwise this service may be stopped.
Cancelling a permit and refund
You will need to cancel the permit in your account before applying for a refund. The amount will be calculated from the date you do this and the refund application form will need to be completed. If you had not completed your application by supplying eligibility evidence, such as the vehicle V5C in your name at the Camden address, no refund is due.
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 letter. The permit does not allow trailer parking.
Except within 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.
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.
Member of Parliament resident permit
If you are a Member of Parliament but resident in Camden for less than five nights a week, you are still able to apply for a resident permit. You will need to make the request via Contact Camden in order for an account to be set up.