Religious, or community, parking permits

Annual community permits are available to ministers of religion, acting in a full-time capacity and based at a place of worship that is either certified under the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 or belongs to the Church of England.

Other places of worship outside the borough that serve a significant number of borough residents, and otherwise meet the requirements, may also be granted a permit at the discretion of the Director of Environment, Planning and Regeneration.

Up to three vehicle specific permits may be issued for each place of worship. Each vehicle must be one of the following:

  • a passenger vehicle constructed, or adapted, to carry not more than 12 passengers
  • a motor caravan not exceeding 3.5 tonnes (3.05 tonnes unladen)
  • a car-derived van

Religious parking permits cost

  • Religious permit 1st vehicle: £40
  • Religious permit 2nd vehicle: £70
  • Religious permit 3rd vehicle: £70

How to apply

You can apply for a new and renew your religious permit, also known as a community permit, online. This facility allows you to attach your proof of residency, vehicle ownership and LPG conversion documentation. You can also apply by post.

Apply online

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