As lockdown measures ease, charges in all council-owned pay and display car parks and on-street pay and display bays across the borough, will resume on 8 June. Unless parking is suspended due to social distancing measures.

Return to enforcement of the residential parking zones will be phased to allow us time to process new permit applications or renew permits which expired during the lockdown.

Enforcement of the controlled residential streets immediately off Shenley Road, Borehamwood and Watling Street, Radlett will start from the 8 June, due to the potential displacement as a result of the social distancing measures installed by Hertfordshire County Council Highways.

Full enforcement of all controlled parking zones will resume on 6 July.


If you live in a controlled parking zone (CPZ) and want friends and visitors to be able to park in a resident parking bay when they visit you, they will need to display a parking permit.

There are two ways you can do this. You can buy one annual permit which can be used within different vehicles (one at a time) throughout the year, and/or a book of one-off half day permits, which are valid for the day they are used only in the vehicle you specify.



Where can they be used?

In each case, permits can only be used in the controlled parking zone (CPZ) when you need to park in a resident parking bay. They should only be used by someone visiting the property to which they are issued and should not be used to park when visiting other properties or local amenities in the area. Full instructions on their use are on each visitor permit.

How much does it cost?

Book of visitor permits:

Households with a resident permits can buy a book of 20 half-day visitor parking permits at £5 for each book. They are valid for two years.

If a household does not have a resident parking permit, then a book of 20 half-day visitor parking permits will be issued free each year on application.

Annual parking permits:

Each household within a controlled parking zone (CPZ) can apply for one annual visitor permit costing £40, valid for one year. If you need to replace a permit due to being lost or damaged there is a charge of £15.

What information do I need to provide?

We will require proof of address with your application form to ensure that you are a legitimate user of the CPZ scheme and that the scheme is not used by those who are not entitled to park there.

  • Address: official documentation showing the property where you permanently live, e.g. utility bill, such as an electricity bill, water bill, council tax bill. A driving licence or mobile telephone bill will not be accepted as proof of address.

How to apply:

Please allow 10 working days for an application to be processed. 

You can pay by:

  • Credit / debit card over the phone. You need to complete the form first. Call 020 8207 7422.
  • Cheque/Postal Order - made payable to Hertsmere Borough Council.
  • Cash at our offices in Borehamwood. Do not send cash in the post.