If you are a local worker/business and regularly use a particular council pay and display car park you may find it beneficial to buy a business parking permit. In some areas there is on-street parking available for business permit holders and these are indicated by signage on street where it is applicable.

Business permit waiting list

Due to demand there may be times when the council will have to initiate a waiting list for business parking permits. This may not be in all areas. It will normally be indicated below if there is currently a waiting list in a particular area.

Where can they be used?


Public pay and display car parks - please be advised there is currently a waiting list for business permits in the Borehamwood area. If you would like to apply to go on the list please contact Parking Services either by calling 020 8207 7422 or email: cpz@hertsmere.gov.uk

  • Brook Road car park 
  • Clarendon Road car park 
  • Civic Office car park, Elstree Way 
  • Furzehill Road car park (multi-storey)

On-street pay and display area

  • Station Road


Public pay and display car parks

  • High Road (opposite St Peter's Church) Bushey Heath
  • High Road (The Rutts) Bushey Heath 
  • Bushey Country Club car park

On-street pay and display area

  • On-street multi use bays - Vale Road

Potters Bar

Public pay and display car parks

  • Barnet Road car park
  • Highview Close car park 
  • Manor Road car park 
  • Salisbury Close car park 
  • Wyllyotts Place car park 

On-street pay and display areas

  • Byng Drive
  • Hatfield Road (where signposted)*
  • Mutton Lane (opposite Tesco where signposted)*
  • Parkside, High Street (where signposted)* 
  • St Johns Close (where signposted)*
  • The Walk, adjacent to the cricket club (where signposted)*

* Example of a restriction plate signposting areas where business permit holders can park on-street

Please note:

Due to recent issues relating to parking availability within the Potters Bar pay and display car parks, please be advised that if you are thinking of applying for a business permit for the Potters Bar area, you will be required to contact Parking Services on 020 8207 7422 for further information.


This is a temporary situation which we will endeavour to rectify as quickly as possible and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


Public pay and display car park

  • Newberries car park 

How much do they cost?

12 months - £440

Six months - £253

Three months - £132

What if I change my vehicle or lose / damage the permit?

You will need to apply for a replacement, which will cost £15.

What if I no longer need my permit?

You can surrender your business parking permit to us before it expires and you will qualify for the following refund:

12 month permit:

  • Surrendered between date of issue and six months: £220
  • Surrendered between six and nine months: £110
  • Surrendered between nine and 12 months: No refund

Six month permit:

  • Surrendered between date of issue and three months: £126.50
  • Surrendered between three and six months: No refund

Three months permit:

  • No refund


To be able to apply for a refund for business permits please call 020 8207 7422 to request a refund form (please ensure you retain your permit and return this with the refund form).

What information do I need to provide?

We will require proof of address and vehicle ownership with your application form. These checks help to ensure that you are a legitimate user of the scheme and an eligible business and that the scheme is not used by those who are not entitled to.

  • Business address: Official documentation showing business address and type of business engaged in (e.g. VAT registration number or company letter/invoice)
  • Vehicle details: Registration document/official bill of sale/insurance cover note. This must show the name of the person applying for the permit and the registration number.
  • Company car: An official letter from the company secretary/car pool manager, stating that you are the authorised driver of the car.

How to apply:

Please allow ten working days for your application to be processed.

You can pay by:

  • Debit/Credit Card - at our offices
  • By phone - call us on 020 8207 7422
  • Cheque/Postal Order - made payable to Hertsmere Borough Council. Please enclose your payment when you return your completed application form.
  • Cash at our offices in Borehamwood. Do not send cash in the post.