Resident Parking Permits

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Permit bays, pay and display bays and shared use bays (no longer enforced) - In light of the government instructions the enforcement arrangements have been reviewed and amended. From 24 March, we will no longer be carrying out enforcement of permit bays, pay and display bays and shared use bays.

Yellow Lines (still enforced) - Enforcement of yellow lines on the junctions of roads and where they protect access to a premises will continue. The decision to continue enforcement of the yellow lines on junctions and for access is because it is vital that emergency services, delivery drivers, carers visiting vulnerable members of the community are able to still access residential areas, supermarkets and the hospital.

Non-junction single yellow line (not enforced) - where a yellow line is not protecting a junction or access area then it will not be subject to enforcement.

Expiring Permits - Permits that expire from the 24 March 2020 are not subject to enforcement and it is not necessary to renew them during this period.

Notices - You can contest the issuing of the penalty by submitting your challenge/representation through our online platform on

You may need to apply for a parking permit if:

Watford operates a virtual permit scheme. The first time you use this system you will need to set up an account, you will need an email address to do this. Please note: as your permit account will be linked to your email address, you can’t open more than one parking permit account with the same email address.

Exempted properties

Not all properties in a Controlled Parking Zone are entitled to parking permits.

Usually, new developments or house conversions within a parking zone, especially where parking is already limited, will be exempted from the scheme. This means that residents of these properties, won’t be able to buy resident parking permits or visitor vouchers. Or the number of permits or vouchers is limited.

It is the responsibility of the developer/landlord to inform new residents of their restricted or removed permit eligibility. Residents can still contact the Parking Service to verify their status.

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