Visitor parking permits

Apply for a visitor parking permit

Visitor parking permits fees and charges (PDF)


You can apply for visitor parking permits if your permanent home address is within Camden. If you aren’t a resident do not apply for these permits as you will not meet the criteria in the terms and conditions. We will refuse the application and the money will not be refunded.

There are two permit types:

  • all day visitors permits
  • short stay visitors permits

There is a discount for those aged 75 or over and disabled residents for short stay visitor permits

When you apply for a visitor parking permit on the Camden Account, please select the older or disabled option to get the discount .


Businesses north of Euston Road that appear on the business rate register may apply for short stay visitors parking permits.

How to activate a visitor parking permit

You can activate a session by:

To use a text message to activate parking you will need to register your mobile number on your Camden Account. Your network provider may charge you for using this service. 

How to format your text message

  1. Enter LBC followed by a space.
  2. Enter the vehicle registration mark followed by a space.
  3. Enter the duration of your stay in multiples of 15 minutes for short stay parking or enter the word DAY for all day parking.
  4. Example should look as follows: LBC GY56THG 30 (for a 30 minute stay) or LBC GY56THG DAY.
  5. Send the text message to 66644 to activate your parking session.

You will receive a confirmation text confirming that your parking has been activated. The text will include the vehicle registration mark, controlled parking zone, parking start and end time and your remaining balance. 

Permits are only available in 15 minute blocks up to 4 hours. A session booked for 31 minutes for example will show on your account as 45 minutes.