When you apply for a new permit or renew a permit you need to provide proof of residency and vehicle ownership.
When you apply for resident's visitor vouchers you only need to provide proof of residency.
The council reserves the right to ask for more proof in addition to the proof listed below. Please ensure that you send us clear copies of the documents required instead of sending us the originals. Ealing Council accepts no responsibility for original documents sent with applications.
You can submit your supporting documents through the post or by email to email@example.com (a clear picture taken with a smart phone is accepted).
Please note: We are unable to accept the V5C 2 (New Keeper's Slip) as proof of vehicle ownership. We are only able to accept the full updated V5C document. Please see the list under proof of vehicle ownership for more details
Proof of residency
- Your proof of residency must be dated within the last three months.
- Your proof of residency must be in the same name and address as your permit application.
- We accept copies of council tax bills, utility bills, bank or credit card statements or wage slips.
- Tenancy agreements will not be accepted.
- The proof supplied must show your name, address and the date it was issued.
Proof of vehicle ownership
- If you are the registered keeper of the vehicle you must provide a copy of your vehicle registration document (logbook) showing your name and address and one proof of residency. These documents must be in the same name and address as your permit application.
- For company vehicles you must provide a company letter on official headed paper, which confirms that you will be using this vehicle along with a copy of a proof of residency as outlined above. The company letter must state your name, address, vehicle registration, make and model and confirm that you are an employee.
- If you have use of the vehicle, but are not the owner of the vehicle you will need to provide the following; a copy of the full vehicle registration document (logbook), a copy of the motor insurance document showing you as a named driver, a copy of a proof of residency as outlined above and a covering letter explaining why you require a permit for a vehicle you do not own.
- If you own the vehicle but it is not registered at the permit address you will need to provide the following; a copy of the full vehicle registration document (log book), copies of three different proofs of address as outlined above, and a covering letter explaining why you need a permit for a vehicle that is not registered at the same address as the permit. This is only for applicants with two properties, not for applicants who are late in submitting their V5C document to the DVLA.
- If you have use of a hire vehicle you will need to provide a copy of the hire/lease agreement which must be valid for a minimum of 6 months and a copy of a proof of residency as outlined above. The Agreement must state the vehicle registration number, your name and the permit address.
- If you are a Blue Badge holder, a resident's permit can be issued to you free of charge if you are the registered keeper of the vehicle. When applying for the permit you must provide a copy of the front and back of the Blue Badge, along with a copy of the full vehicle registration document and a copy of a proof of residency as outlined above. If you are the parent of a blue badge holder under the age of 18 and the registered keeper of a vehicle you can also have a permit issued to you free of charge.
- If the permit is for a mobility vehicle you must provide a copy of the documentation issued to you by the Motability Company (Mobility Finance Agreement). This documentation must have the applicants name and address, along with the vehicles details and confirm that the vehicle has been hired for three years. You must also provide a copy of a proof of residency as listed above.
- If it is a foreign vehicle you must provide a copy of the foreign V5C, three proofs of residency and a letter explaining why the permit is required for a foreign vehicle. This will only be considered if the foreign V5C contains the applicant’s name.