Residents' parking permits

Parking with your permit

Where you can park

If you have a resident's parking permit, you can park in any residents' bay in the borough and at any time, unless the bay is suspended.

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

Residents’ parking bays operate at different times in different parts of the borough. If you want to park in one of them during controlled hours, you will need a permit.

Details are outlined in our map:

Outside the controlled hours, any driver can park in residents’ bays. This includes:

  • bank holidays
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Sunday
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day
  • New Year's Day


Pay-by-phone bays

If you have a resident's parking permit you can also park free of charge in pay-by-phone bays on Monday to Saturday:

  • between 8.30am and 9.30am
  • and between 5.30pm and 6.30pm

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

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


Pay-by-phone bay exemptions

Pay-by-phone on Notting Hill Gate and Holland Park Avenue do not have the standard hours of control as the rest of the controlled parking zone.

  • Pay-by-phone bays on Notting Hill Gate operate between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 1.30pm on Saturday
  • Pay-by-phone bays on Holland Park Avenue operate between 10am and 6.30pm Monday to Friday and 8.30am to 1.30pm on Saturday

Due to these unusual hours of operation the concession of one hour free parking  between 8.30am and 9.30am and between 5.30pm and 6.30pm for vehicles displaying a residents' parking permit does not apply to the bays on Notting Hill Gate and Holland Park Avenue.


Boundary roads

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

Last updated: 23 February 2023