Domestic parking bay suspensions

You should read the following information carefully before applying.

In certain circumstances, parking spaces may be suspended to allow for:

  • Domestic removals
  • Weddings
  • Funerals
  • Special events (The Boat Race, Wimbledon Tennis)
  • Mobile Plant (crane, concrete pump, cherry picker etc)
  • Filming (application must be made via the Film office)
  • Road works
  • Mobile workshops
  • Access to sites (subject to Council approval)

We will try to suspend the most convenient bay and will only suspend motorcycle bays, disabled bays, car club bays or electric car bays if there are no other alternatives or we are required to suspend for essential works.

We must approve parking bay suspensions. In some cases, the police approve the suspension.

We cannot suspend areas where there are no parking restrictions.

When to apply

You are required to apply and pay five clear working days before you want the licence to start. The day of submission is not included in the notice period.

Your application must be received by 3pm on the day of submission for it to be accepted for that day. If your application is received after this time it will be deemed as received the next working day therefore the start date will change.

We do not count bank and public holidays or Saturday and Sundays as notification days, so you should take these into account when arranging a licence. 

How to apply

  1. Complete the bay suspension application form
  2. Return the form to us and pay (see below)

Submit and pay

The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the application form has been received by the Licensing/Suspensions Team, and that payment is made within the required timescales. 

The suspension will not be granted unless full payment has been received in advance. 

If we do not receive your payment within the deadline, we will offer you the next available start date.

You should ensure that you give us all the information required as we will return your application form if it is incomplete.

  • Return your application form. View ways to contact us.
  • To make a payment by debit or credit card call 020 8871 8871. Payments can be taken between 8am and 4pm on Monday to Friday excluding Bank Holidays. View charges.

Find out what happens next once you have submitted your form and payment.

Find out how we suspend parking spaces.

Cancellations and alterations

View what to do if you need to cancel or alter a licence.