Residents' parking permits

Residents' parking permits

Kensington and Chelsea has a high density of residents and the demand for on-street parking space is very high.

Our priority is to allocate car parking spaces to our residents. This means we cannot offer permits to businesses or visitors.

The only parking permits issued in Kensington and Chelsea are:

  • residents' permits
  • doctors' permits
  • doctors' parking bay permits
  • disabled Purple Badges

Having a permit does not guarantee you a parking space and you cannot reserve a space. 

Motorcycle parking

There are two types of motorcycle bay in the borough: one is reserved for residents of the borough and the other is free to any motorcyclist.

Map of Motorcycle Parking Bays [PDF] (file size 1.11 MB)

Resident motorcyclists permits and bays

We want to encourage resident motorcyclists to park in motorcycle bays rather than between cars in residents’ bays where they can get damaged and do not make best the use of kerbside space.

Residents’ motorcycle permit bays are:

  • located across the borough - you should only ever be a few minutes' walk from one
  • usually fitted with locking anchors for securing your bike

There are three types of motorcycle permit:

  • motorcycle bay permit allows parking in residents’ motorcycle bays only. These bays are identified with the words ‘M/C Permits Only’ painted on the road. This permit is free of charge
  • combined motorcycle permit allows parking in all residents’ parking bays and residents’ motorcycle bays. This permit costs £112 per year or £93 to holders of Advanced Rider Training Certificates.
  • combined electric motorcycle permit that allows parking in all residents’ parking bays and residents’ motorcycle bays. This permit costs £84 per year or £70 to holders of Advanced Rider Training Certificates.

Details and full terms and conditions are outlined in our Residents' Parking Guide:

Residents' Parking Guide August 2019 [PDF] (file size 1.24 MB)