Resident parking permits

Resident parking permit

If you live in a controlled parking zone in Watford you'll need a resident parking permit to park your vehicle on the street.

Resident permit eligibility

You can apply for a resident parking permit if you live in a controlled parking zone (CPZ) in Watford.

The limit is two permits per household (maximum of one permit per person) and the vehicle must not exceed 5.25m in length (up to a standard, Ford, Transit) and 2.3m in height.

You can search using the space below, search for your road name and see whether you are in a CPZ.

Search the CPZ directory

If you can't find your address, your property may be exempt from having parking permits. Contact us online to enquire about the CPZ you live in.

Apply for a resident permit

Resident permits are now digital.

You apply online and there's no need to put a paper voucher in your car. 

Apply for resident parking online

Documents needed to apply

You'll need to upload some documents to prove your address and vehicle details. 

All documents must have your name and current address on them.

Proof of address: 

If you're on the electoral register - you don't need to upload a proof of address and only need to upload your vehicle ownership details.  

  • recent utility bill, bank statement, or Council Tax document
  • tenancy agreement (minimum 6 months duration)
  • solicitor's letter confirming recent completion of a house purchase (dated within the last three months)

Proof of vehicle ownership:

Please upload one of the following documents

  • vehicle registration document (V5)
  • insurance schedule showing the applicant as the driver and vehicle registration number
  • company letter, lease or hire agreement on headed paper and dated within 3 months
  • an official bill of sale or invoice for the vehicle dated within 3 months
Cost of resident parking permits
Type of permit Cost
First permit £28
Second permit £61
Motorcycle permits £28

Please note: Residents that hold a Blue Badge and drive or residents that are parents / guardians of a Blue Badge holder, and are 18 years or under, the price is £0.

Renew your parking permit

You can renew your permit online up to 21 days before it expires

Renew your resident parking permit online

Cancel your permit

You can cancel your resident parking permit online

Please note: Refunds are subject to a £10 administrative charge. Permits with 3 months or less remaining, do not qualify for a refund.

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