From 24 May anyone renewing an existing permit or applying for a new permit to park in a controlled parking zone (CPZ) in the Royal Borough of Greenwich will be able to do so conveniently online at a time that suits them. Waiting for paper permits will be a thing of the past as the new self-service system will instantly issue a virtual permit – which can’t be lost or stolen.
All applicants will need to do is create an account the first time that they use the service, upload their documents (dependent on the type of permit they’re applying for) and have a credit or debit card ready for payment.
Existing paper permits can still be used until they expire and then the owner will need to apply for a virtual permit. Paper permits can still be transferred to a new vehicle, replaced if lost, stolen or damaged and refunded if no longer needed. Carers’ permits will still be paper based but users will need to apply online.
From 10 May 2021 charges for parking permits, and some on and off-street pay and display charges, will be increasing by 7 per cent across the borough, in line with inflation.