Essential service qualification

Part of: Essential service worker parking permits

You must fill in an essential service qualification if you want to buy:

  • an essential service team permit
  • daily essential service permits and do not already have a vehicle-specific essential permit


An essential service qualification is free. 

What you need

You must upload or post: 

  • a letter saying how your vehicle is essential to the service you provide – this must be on letterhead showing your business address and signed by your manager or deputy 
  • proof of the business address, either a copy of your: 
    • business rates 
    • vehicle log book (V5C) in the business name 
    • hire agreement for company vehicle 


  1. Log in to your parking account or set up a parking account. If you already have an account with a different customer type, you must set up a new account for your essential service permit. If setting up a new account: 
    • Haringey Council staff select ‘LBH essential service’ as your ‘Customer type’.
    • Everyone else select ‘Essential services’ as your ‘Customer type’. 
  2. Select ‘Your permits’ and ‘See permits you can apply for (not visitor permits)’.  
  3. Click ‘Apply’ for ‘Essential service qualification’.  
  4. Agree to the terms and conditions.   
  5. Enter the date you want the permit to start.   
  6. Upload your documents or tick the ‘Send in post’ box.   

After applying, we’ll send you an email letting you know we’re processing your application. 

Once approved, you can buy daily or team permits.  

Renew your qualification 

Your qualification lasts for 1 year. You’ll get an email 5 weeks before your qualification ends asking you to renew it.   

To renew your qualification: 

  1. Log in to your parking account to your parking account. 
  2. Under ‘Your permits’ click ‘View your permits’.  
  3. Click ‘Renew’ for ‘Essential service qualification’.  
  4. Confirm your details.  
  5. Leave the renewal start date as it is. Your new permit will start when your current permit ends.  
  6. Upload your proof documents.