Apply for a trade scratchcard permit

Scratch cards are available applying by post or by making an appointment to apply in person at the Town Hall or one of the issuing libraries, see details below. 

Alternatively, you can utilise the option of virtual trade permits.

Types of permit

There are two types of trade permit scratchcard:

Daily permit

  • Allows a trades person to park for a whole day, in an all-day CPZ; or
  • For the hour of control in a one-hour CPZ

Weekly permit:

  • Allows a trades person to park for 5 or 6 consecutive zone days depending on whether the CPZ operates from Monday to Friday or Monday to Saturday
  • Can be purchased for all-day or one-hour CPZs

How to use a trade scratchcard

Trades persons should buy scratchcards in advance and use when required.

Each scratchcard must then be validated by scratching off the date (if a daily permit) or dates (if a weekly permit) and writing in the registration number of the vehicle on which it is to be displayed.

Full instructions for use are shown on the permits.

How to buy a trade scratchcard

Apply by post or in person

You can check what documents you need and the permit costs before you apply.

Complete the application form

If you apply by post:

You should send the:


Parking Permits
Wandsworth Council (Permit Processing)
PO Box 522

We aim to process postal applications for the trade scratchcards within two working days. They will then be sent to you by second class post. 

If you apply in person:

Applications can be made at either the Customer Centre, Wandsworth Town Hall or at one of the participating issuing libraries.

Wandsworth Town Hall

Appointments can be made by contacting the Contact Centre on 0208 871 8871 or using Webchat on the relevant pages on our website.

Online applications are preferred, and where appropriate, staff will assist customers in completing their applications online.

If attending for an appointment, you should bring:

  • Completed application form
  • Required documents
  • Payment by credit/debit card, cheque or postal order


There is limited availability if you wish to make an application at one of the boroughs issuing libraries.

If attending for an appointment, you should bring:

Help with completing your application

If you have any problems completing your application form or are unable to supply any of the documents detailed, call 020 8871 8871. You can also use our online form to Make a parking enquiry.