Parking permits in Watford

Business parking permit

If you own a business you can apply for a permit to park your business vehicle in a controlled parking zone (CPZ). 

View our CPZ directory and map for more information.

Eligibility for a business parking permit

You can apply for a business parking permit if: 

  • your business is in a CPZ (except zone H, where businesses are not eligible for business permits)
  • there is no off-street parking facilities within the business premises
  • operational vehicle(s) are registered to the business
  • the business is registered for business rates in Watford
  • the vehicle is no longer than 6 metres in length or 2.3 metres in height

An operational vehicle is one used on an intermittent daily basis for business purposes.

Vehicles used as transport to and from work do not qualify.

How to apply

You can register two vehicles on the permit, but only use one at a time.

Apply for a business parking permit

 The application will be reviewed in 3 working days.

Provide the following information:

  • business rate demand or payment receipt
  • evidence confirming the need for a business vehicle
  • registration document for the vehicle (V5) in the name of the business

Cost of a business parking permit

Business parking permit fees
  Current Fee Fee from 3 June 2024
Business permit (Parking Zones A to J) £300 £325
Business permit (Parking Zones K to W) £150 £165

Change vehicle details

If you change your vehicle, you will need to update the vehicle registration number on your business parking permit.

 Change your business vehicle details online

It's free to change your vehicle details once per permit. 

Further changes cost £7.

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