Parking with your resident parking permit

You can park in any residents' bay throughout the Borough and at any time, provided the bay is not suspended.

You must display your permit clearly, so our enforcement officers can see it. If they cannot see it you may receive a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN).

Residents’ parking bays are not normally divided into separate bays but where they are, you must park so that all the wheels of the vehicle are inside the bay markings.

Pay-and-Display bays

As well as parking in any residents’ parking bay, a permit also allows you to park free of charge in pay and display bays between 8.30am and 9.30am, and between 5.30pm and 6.30pm, Monday to Saturday.

This means that you can leave your car from 5.30pm until 9.30am the following morning free of charge (but if you want to park between 9.30am and 5.30pm, you will have to pay).

In some areas, pay and display controls end at 1.30pm on Saturday. Between 9.30am and 1.30pm permit holders must pay to park in these bays.

The exceptions to this, where you cannot park without paying the pay and display charge are:

  • Holland Park Avenue between 8am and 10am and between 4pm and 6.30pm Monday to Friday
  • Notting Hill Gate between 8am and 10am and between 4pm and 6.30pm Monday to Friday and on Saturdays between 8am and 10am

Boundary roads

Residents' permits allow you to park in some of the boundary roads connecting the Royal Borough and the City of Westminster. Please check the signs carefully before you leave your car.

Town Hall car-park long-term parking discount

Residents’ permits are not valid in car parks although permit holders are eligible for a discount for long-term parking in the Car Park underneath Kensington Town Hall in Hornton Street. See the Town Hall car park page for further details.