Electric Vehicle pay and display car parks permit
The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead offers a free permit to residents owning fully electric vehicles. The permit allows free parking in Royal Borough pay and display parking bays within car parks.
A fully electric vehicle is classified as a vehicle which solely relies on a battery and not a combustion engine. If you are unsure if your vehicle is fully electric, please check your owner's handbook or with the manufacturer.
- Only residents can apply for the permit.
- The free permit is not available to businesses, car clubs or market traders.
- The offer is for private individuals, it is not for commercial use.
- Permits will be valid for 12 months from the date of issue.
- Only one free permit will be issued per vehicle.
- The issue of a permit does not guarantee the availability of a parking space.
- The permit does not allow parking in a Suspended Parking Bay. This will result in enforcement action being taken.
- The Electric Vehicle Permit is only valid within council owned car parks in accordance with the terms and conditions of the permit and the current parking places order. Your permit cannot be used to park in any other area than those stated. Maximum stay restrictions will still apply along with all other restrictions, disabled spaces and loading bays. Failure to adhere to the rules may result in a parking ticket.
A full list of the borough car parks can be found on page Find a Car Park.
A list of public charge points available in the borough can be found on page Electric Vehicles and Charging Points.
When making your application you will need to provide:
- Proof of residency for new permits and changes of address.
- Proof of ownership of the vehicle.
- Proof of the vehicle being fully electric.
Failure to provide the relevant documentation will mean the application will not be processed and the permit will not be issued.
It is an offence to alter a permit in any way or to display a permit in a vehicle to which it does not relate. Notes on the dashboard cannot be accepted in lieu of a valid permit.
Parking should not commence until a valid permit is clearly displayed in the windscreen of the vehicle. In the meantime, you should pay for parking as per charges advertised on Pay and Display machines or find alternative parking. You will be liable for any Penalty Charges Notices (PCNs) you receive if you do not display a valid permit - even if you have applied for one.
Please allow ten working days for your application to be processed.