Pay and display
Why have controlled parking zones and pay and display tickets?
Parking controls make it easier for you to park near home and help reduce congestion, commuter parking and parking stress. When we are planning a new controlled parking zone (CPZ) we always ask local people and businesses for their comments. Once we introduce or change a zone, we review the effects of the parking controls.
How controlled parking zones work
If you park in a bay within a zone, you must either display a parking permit in your vehicle, or a pay and display ticket for that zone.
All zones have shared-use parking places where you can park with a ‘pay and display’ ticket instead of a permit. If you do this, you must buy your ticket from a ticket machine in the same parking zone.
Some parking places only allow certain types of parking, such as disabled bays, doctors’ bays, electric vehicle bays and market trader bays. In zones F, S & G, parking is restricted to permit holders only at specific times. Please see the parking zones times and charges for further information.
Paying for parking by phone will soon be available across Hammersmith & Fulham. Please visit our mobile parking FAQ page.
Yellow lines mean ‘no waiting’ (i.e. no parking). Single yellow lines apply during the hours shown on the nearest yellow ‘no waiting’ restriction sign. If there is no sign, the single yellow line will apply during the same hours as the zone in which it is located. Double yellow lines mean ‘no waiting’ all day, every day.
Zones and disabled badge holders
Disabled badge holders may park in any shared-use or pay and display parking place or blue badge holder disabled bay for free and without a time limit. You can also park for up to three hours on yellow lines as long as you’re not causing an obstruction or breaking a loading restriction.
Disabled badge holders CANNOT park in the zone G permit holder only bays in Macfarlane Road and Hopgood Street, UNLESS you also display a zone G SMART Visitor Permit (SVP). When parking in these streets, the visitor permit does not need to be activated (i.e. payment does not need to be made for parking). Some disabled parking bays are reserved for specific permit holders, and are not available for other blue badge holders. These bays are clearly signed and marked.
Parking zones and motorcycles
You can park motorcycles (motorbikes) in any pay and display or shared-use parking place for free. The whole motorcycle must be parked within the parking bay markings. Motorcycles must not be parked in a suspended parking bay, on a single or double yellow line during its hours of operation, or on the pavement. Some areas have designated parking bays for the sole use of solo motorcycles – these are clearly marked. Motorcycles must not be parked in parking bays reserved for disabled badge holders, market traders, diplomatic vehicles, doctors, electric vehicles or loading bays.
For further information please contact Highways_General@lbhf.gov.uk
Electric vehicle bays
These bays are for the sole use of electric vehicles that are connected to and being charged via a charging lead attached to a charging post in the bay. More information on electric vehicle bays
Loading and unloading
The rules we apply to parking bays and controlled parking zones.
Match day parking
Knowing the dates of home games in advance can help minimise disruption and inconvenience.
Bank holiday parking
How the restrictions are affected in different zones by public holidays.
Parking zone consultations
Hearing your views helps us tailor each zone to make it work effectively.
Find out about public and private car parks in H&F.