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You can apply to have a parking bay suspended, for instance if you are moving house or carrying out building work.

You can also apply for permission to park on a yellow line - this is called a "yellow line dispensation".

You can only apply for a suspension or dispensation in a controlled parking zone (CPZ)

How it works

If your application is successful we will send you a waiver notice to be displayed in the windscreen of any vehicle parked in the suspended bay or yellow line.

Once suspended, the bay cannot be used by any vehicle other than those displaying waiver notices for the intended purpose of the suspension. The suspension will be in place all day and night for the period requested and any unauthorised vehicle found parked in the suspended bay (including those with resident or visitor permits) will be issued with a penalty charge notice (PCN). If a requested suspension is no longer required, or works are completed early, let us know so that the suspension can be removed and vehicles can be parked.

If you have any questions about requesting a parking suspension within a car park, please call us to discuss cost and feasibility. See contact details at the bottom of this page.

If you need a parking suspension or a yellow line dispensation, please contact our Parking Services Team on 020 8545 4661. 


The charge for a bay suspension is £25 per bay per day (or part of a day) and each application carries a non-refundable administration fee of £25 to cover the costs of preparing and displaying notices at the location. To suspend parking for any length of time, we must be satisfied that the bay will be used for its intended purpose.

A yellow line dispensation costs £13.20 per day, per vehicle, and we advise you to provide us with the vehicle registration. 

Length of bays

One bay is approximately five to six metres in length. We recommend you liaise with the removals company to confirm the number of bays you need. 

How to apply

You need to apply at least seven full working days before the start of your requested suspension or dispensation.

You will need a credit or debit card to make a payment as part of the application process.

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What happens next

We will only call you if there are issues with your application, or we require further information from you.

Once processed, a notice of parking waiver (which relates to the suspension of bays) or a yellow line dispensation, will be emailed to you.

You must print out the notice and clearly display it in the windscreen of any vehicle parked in the suspended bay or yellow line.

Signs and cones

Suspended parking bays are marked out by cones and warning signs, which we aim to put up 48 hours before the suspension start date. Yellow line dispensations are marked by signs only.

If someone else parks in the suspended bay, you will need to find somewhere else to park. We do not operate a towing service.

Whether or not you have a waiver or dispensation, the vehicle must be parked without causing an obstruction, and you must move the vehicle if directed to by a police officer or civil enforcement officer.


We can issue a refund, less a £25 administration fee, if you give us at least 48 hours' notice before the suspension is due to start.

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