Apply for a suspension

How much notice you need to give

You must tell us in writing before you apply for a suspension.

We need:

  • ten working days notice in writing to suspend a resident parking space 
  • two working days notice in writing to suspend a pay-by-phone bay

Working days apply from Monday to Friday, and don't include holidays or bank holidays.

We must receive your application before 3pm to accept it for that day.

There needs to be one clear consecutive week between the dates required for a suspension for a second application to be treated as a new application and incur the lower charges.

Details are outlined in our notice period chart:

Notice Period Chart

If you are applying for a suspension for filming we need longer notice.

Find out about filming in the borough.


Apply for a suspension

Apply online.

You can also apply by application form. Return your completed form by:

Application form for suspending parking bays

Utility company application form

These documents are not currently accessible but will be replaced by accessible versions by 1 May 2021.

You can phone 020 7361 4385 to request a form.


Application process

We will check your completed form and contact you if there is a problem.

If your application is unsuccessful we will call to explain why.

If your application is successful and we have received payment, we will send you written confirmation.

Please keep this letter safe as it will have details of the suspension and phone numbers you might need if vehicles obstruct the suspended bay or bays.

If you need more information or don’t receive this confirmation please call us 020 7361 4385.


Complaints and changes

If we receive any complaints about how you are using the suspended bay, we will investigate and could withdraw the parking suspension.

If you have booked a suspension, you must email us at about any changes to your booking immediately.



If you need to renew your suspension you must tell us in writing by 3pm on the day before the suspension ends. If you do not, the bays will return to general use and you will have to reapply and will need to give the required notice period before the suspension starts again.