On this page:
- What is a parking suspension
- What can a suspension be booked for
- What you will need
- If you're moving home
- Book a suspension
- Amend a suspension
- Cancel a suspension
- Unused suspensions
- Search for a suspension
- Terms and conditions for parking bay suspensions
What is a parking bay suspension
A parking suspension is where the parking controls, waiting, parking and loading, are suspended and the space is reserved for a particular purpose. You can book a suspension as a resident or a business.
Parking suspensions are indicated on streets by yellow warning signs. Refer to these signs for the exact location of the parking suspension and up-to-date information.
What can suspensions be booked for
A single space, whole bay or group of bays may be suspended. You can suspend parking spaces for:
- utilities work (gas, water or electricity)
- highway improvements
- local events
A space cannot be suspended for preferential or convenience parking. A trade permit is available for trades parking.
What you will need
- the street name or postcode of where the spaces are
- the date and times you want to suspend the space for
- a full and clear description of where the spaces are located, for example, ‘outside number 20 only’. Your text description will appear on the sign so do not enter personal information, abbreviations or the post code
- vehicle registration numbers of all the vehicles using the spaces
- a debit or credit card
If you’re going to place a skip on parking spaces, you will need to apply for a skip licence with a parking suspension. More information and details on how to apply can be found on our skip licence page.
As a resident or a business you will need to pay:
- 1 day - £66.50 per space per day charge
- 2 - 5 days - £73.16 per space per day charge
- 6 - 10 days - £79.80 per space per day charge
- 11 - 14 days - £86.46 per space per day charge
- 15 - 42 days - £99.77 per space per day charge
- 43 - 183 days - £126.37 per space per day charge
You can only suspend parking spaces on a street for up to 6 months. If you need to book for longer, you will need to apply for a temporary traffic order.
There is an administration fee £55.66 for each type of bay suspended. For example, a resident bay or car club bay.
There is a short notice fee of £292.07.
If you're moving home
If you’re moving home you do not have to pay the daily charge for the first day (up to 3 spaces) and the short notice charge does not apply. There is an exemption when a vehicle is continuously engaged in a property move, but arranging a suspension makes it more likely spaces will be free. A trade permit may also meet your needs.
Book a suspension
To book your parking bay suspension log in or create an account
Bookings should be made at least 17 days in advance of the start date of the suspension. While we cannot guarantee a space, this will allow for a warning period meaning it is more likely to be available.
If you’re booking later than 17 days before the suspension starts, you may incur a short notice charge. The minimum period that you can book a suspension is 3 days before a suspension starts.
You can book a suspension as a resident or as a business.
Amend a suspension
If you’ve booked a suspension, you can make changes up to 4 days before the suspension starts for:
- dates and times
- number of spaces
- suspension reason
- location text description
You can make changes to a customer reference and vehicle registration fields at any time.
If you add spaces which are not next to your booked spaces or within a different bay this will be classed as a new suspension.
To amend a suspension login to your account and search for the suspension you want to change. You can search using your suspension reference number or select "current and future suspensions" from the main suspension page.
Cancel a suspension
If you no longer need a suspension, you can cancel it. Login to your account and search for the suspension you want to cancel using your suspension reference number.
You will receive an email confirming your cancelled suspension. You may receive a full or partial refund, this depends on when you cancel - see the terms and conditions for more information.
A suspension will remain unless an applicant says it is not needed. If you think a parking suspension is not being used, you can report it to us on 020 7974 4444.
Search for suspensions
While on-street signs should always be checked, you can receive email notifications of parking suspensions for specified streets or a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ). Subscribe via the link below.
Current and future suspensions
Use this map to search for current and future suspensions
Parking space and suspensions data
View current parking space and suspension data
We cannot guarantee that all suspensions will be included in our search facility. Suspensions booked at short notice may not appear on the email list of planned suspensions.
It remains the driver’s responsibility to ensure they check on-street signage for upcoming suspensions and to ensure that where they are parked, a suspension is not currently in operation.