Park yourself online for permits

From Tuesday 4 October Hounslow residents need to apply for their parking permit online.

Published: Tuesday, 4th October 2016

From Tuesday 4 October Hounslow residents need to apply for their parking permit online.

Postal applications will no longer be accepted for new or renewal permits.

The change affects drivers who live within a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) and need a permit to park in a designated bay and those who live in Zone R, also known as the Twickenham Event Zone.

With the exception of a few permits, residents must show proof that they live within a CPZ in order to apply for their permit.

Online permit applications will be processed via an automated systems or e-form, depending on which permit is required.

Business permit applications are also due to move online soon.

Councillor Sue Sampson, Cabinet Member for Community Protection, Hounslow Council, said: “Hounslow is moving with the times and bringing more service online.“For some time now, residents and businesses have asked that services like permit applications and renewals be moved online. This way it is easier and more convenient for most people.

“With the launch of our improved website early next year, we hope to make accessing services easier for everyone.”

Around 10,000 permits are issued by Hounslow Council every year. Applying for a permit online is quick, easy and part of the council’s drive to move more residents’ services online. You will also be able to pay for most permits online.

Each applicant will continue to be reminded that their permit is due for renewal by post. The letter will contain a unique pin code which the resident should use to apply for their permit.

Documents which need to be submitted online can be done by taking a clear picture of the document or scanning and uploading the documents online, saving them postage costs and the hassle of photocopying documents.

Residents need to renew their permit every year or update it when they change vehicle or move to another CPZ.

The cost of residents’ permits has not increased and previous concessions such as a 50 per cent discount for a first vehicle which is in the government’s Road Tax bands A or B for low emissions, still apply.

Residents and businesses whose permits are due for renewal have already been notified of the change.

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