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Resident parking permit

To be eligible for a resident parking permit, you must:

  • live in Islington at an address that has no permit restrictions by way of planning consent
  • be the main user/keeper of a vehicle
  • have registered the vehicle at your Islington address
  • be registered for Council Tax
  • not have outstanding penalty charge notices in your name for the vehicle.

Each eligible resident is entitled to one resident permit, that may have up to three vehicles on it; however only one vehicle can be parked at any one time.

For all new applications you must supply proof of residence and vehicle ownership within three days. Failure to supply the remaining proof documents  will result in the permit being suspended.

If you enter an incorrect engine size or CO2 emissions your application may be subject to delay or cancellation.

Your permit is only valid in the vehicle(s) for which it was purchased.

Vehicles for which the permit was purchased for must be roadworthy and display a valid tax disc.

To qualify for a permit vehicles must not exceed a maximum of 5m in length, or 2.5m in height.

Permits will not be issued to vehicles with eight seats or more.

The permit cannot be used to park a caravan or trailer whether attached to or disconnected from the permitted vehicle.

A resident parking permit does not guarantee a parking space.

Your permit allows you to park in resident, and resident/shared use bays, in your home controlled parking zone.

Under the Resident Roamer scheme, your permit allows parking in resident, and resident/shared use bays, in all other Islington zones between the hours of 11am and 3pm provided matchday restrictions are not in place. 

The permit does not allow parking in short stay (pay and display), disabled, business, doctor, or teacher bays, or on yellow lines.

The permit does not allow parking in bays that have been suspended for any reason.

The permit does not allow parking on red routes, council housing estates or on private land.

You must park within the markings of a permitted bay.

If you change your vehicle or move to a different address in Islington you must complete a new application form.

If you move to a different address in the same controlled zone as you currently live in, you just need to let us know the new address.

You must return to the council any paper permits (where applicable) that you no longer want to use.

Refunds will be provided for any full months remaining on unwanted permits. A £23.50 administration fee will be charged for all refunds.

It is your responsibility to renew your permit before it expires. The council takes no responsibility to provide reminders.

It is illegal to copy or alter an Islington paper parking permit in any way. The council will take enforcement action against any vehicle believed to be displaying a fraudulent paper permit.


Visitor vouchers (purchased by residents)

  • To be eligible for visitor vouchers you must live in Islington
  • Customers who fail to provide adequate proof of residency, or in the case of concessionary applications, proof of age will have their applications cancelled without refund.  
  • Vouchers can be used in any vehicle or any size and weight.
  • Vouchers cannot be used to park a caravan or trailer whether attached to or disconnected from a vehicle.
  • Visitor vouchers allow a qualifying vehicle to park in resident, and resident/shared use bays, in your home controlled parking zone.
  • Vouchers do not permit parking in short stay (pay and display), disabled, business, doctor, or teacher bays.
  • Vouchers do not allow parking in bays that have been suspended for any reason.
  • Vouchers do not allow parking on red routes, council housing estates or on private land.
  • You must park within the markings of a permitted bay.
  • Vouchers cannot be resold to third parties. We will take enforcement action against any vehicle believed to be displaying a voucher not purchased directly from the council.
  • Refunds will be provided for full unused books of vouchers, or for unused all day vouchers.
  • It is illegal to copy an Islington visitor voucher. The council will take enforcement action against any vehicle believed to be displaying a fraudulent voucher.

Permission to park

  • A permission to park can be used in all types of vehicle.
  • Use is specifically to facilitate building, construction, demolition, repair or maintenance work, or other operations or works to premises or land adjacent to a parking place.
  • A PCN may be issued if the permit is not being used in line with the terms above.
  • This permit allows a vehicle to park in a resident, resident/shared use, short stay (pay and display), or business bay.
  • The permit does not allow parking in disabled, doctor, or teacher bays, or on yellow lines.
  • The permit does not allow parking in resident, and resident/shared use bays that have been suspended by the police, TfL, or the council.
  • The permit does not allow parking on red routes, council housing estates or on private land.
  • You must park within the markings of a permitted bay.
  • Unused permission to parks will only be considered for refunds in specific circumstances.
  • We will not offer refunds for permission to parks issued or printed in error, or for those that are no longer required.

Business permits and visitor vouchers

To be eligible for a business parking permit or visitor vouchers, you must:

  • own or represent a business at an Islington address occupying premises for non-residential purposes
  • not have outstanding penalty charge notices for the vehicle(s) to be included on the permit

If you enter an incorrect engine size or CO2 emissions your application may be subject to delay or cancellation.

The permit is only valid in the vehicle(s) for which it was purchased.

Vehicles in which the permit is displayed must be roadworthy and display a valid tax disc.

To qualify for a permit vehicles must not exceed a maximum of 5m in length, or 2.5m in height.

Permits will not be issued to vehicles with eight seats or more.

The permit cannot be used to park a caravan or trailer whether attached to or disconnected from the permitted vehicle.

A business parking permit does not guarantee a parking space.

Your permit allows you to park in business, and business/shared use bays, in the controlled parking zone your business is located in.

The permit does not allow parking in resident, short stay (pay and display), disabled, doctor, or teacher bays, or on yellow lines.

The permit does not allow parking in bays that have been suspended for any reason.

The permit does not allow parking on red routes, council housing estates or on private land.

You must park within the markings of a permitted bay.

If you change your vehicle or move your business to a different address in Islington you must complete a new application form.

If you move your business to a different address in the same controlled zone as you currently live in, you just need to let us know the new address.

You must return to the council any permits that you no longer want to use.

Refunds will be provided for any full months remaining on unwanted permits.

It is your responsibility to renew your permit before it expires. The council takes no responsibility to provide reminders.

It is illegal to copy or alter an Islington parking permit in any way. The council will take enforcement action against any vehicle believed to be displaying a fraudulent permit.

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