Visitor parking permits

Apply for a resident visitor parking permit

Visitor parking permits fees and charges (PDF)


You can apply for visitor parking permits (VPs) if your permanent home address is within Camden. Do not apply if you are not a resident as you will not meet the criteria in the terms and conditions and you will not be refunded.

There are two permit types:

  • short stay VPs
  • all day VPs (not available in all parking zones) 

VPs are purchased when needed or up to 20 days in advance. They are not amendable or refundable once purchased. 

Residents aged 75 and over or disabled residents may purchase discounted short stay VPs. Please select the older or disabled option when registering or update your Camden Account with evidence to access these permits. 


Businesses north of Euston Road that appear on the business rate register may apply for short stay VPs. Register or log in to your Business account.

Trade permit

Trade permits are also available for builders, trades and other service providers engaged in work for a local resident or business who require on-street parking for their vehicle.

Using visitor parking permits

Answers to common issues raised on the new permit system can be found here. 

This is a pay as you go service where visitor permits (VPs) are purchased when needed or up to 20 days in advance. They are not amendable or refundable once purchased.

You can purchase VPs as follows:

The annual allocation runs from 1st April to 31st March.

Short stay VPs re available in 15 minute blocks and can be extended if processed before the final 15 minute period starts up to the maximum 4 hours.

Please see the full terms and conditions.

Migrated accounts (01/2022) with a pre-purchase credit 

Your pre-purchased VPs from the old system will show as a credit on your new account.  Once you have used up the credit, your annual allowance will then display how many hours are available.

There is no longer an option to activate by text/SMS.