Pay and display

Emissions based parking charges

From Monday 1 March 2021, the council is introducing differential parking charges linked to vehicle emissions - Emissions-Based Parking Charges (EBPC) - for sessional parking in on-street Pay & Display bays. For more information, see pay and display and the new emissions based parking charges

Parking zones

Parking zones, times each zone is in force and maps showing ticket machine locations

Single map showing all parking zones across the borough (pdf 1.5MB)

Why we have controlled parking

Our parking controls are designed to make it easier for you - our residents - to park near home.

They also help reduce congestion, commuter parking and parking stress. Complete agreement on the best parking restrictions is a rare thing, so we base our restrictions on the majority view in local neighbourhoods wherever we can. We always consult local people thoroughly before we make any changes.

How controlled parking zones work

Residents and local businesses can apply for a permit to park in their local controlled parking zone. Residents can also register for a permit for their visitors.

Anyone else can also park in H&F either by buying a pay-and-display ticket from a machine, or through our cashless mobile parking system, operated by RingGo.

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 and G, parking is restricted to permit holders only at specific times. Please see the parking zone times and charges.

How to pay to park

We've upgraded our ticket machines and introduced mobile phone payments. So you now have a wider choice of ways to pay than in many London boroughs.

Paying by mobile phone and online: 85 per cent of people now use our simple mobile parking app. It's very easy to register and use and it means you only pay for the time you use. And you don't have to carry change.

Paying at on-street ticket machines: You can also use credit or debit cards, including via contactless payments, at our new on-street ticket machines. Watch our video guide for using new H&F parking machines.

And, in our town centres, you can also pay using cash.

More about pay and display

Yellow lines

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 holder parking

Disabled badge holders can park in any shared-use 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 can't park in the zone G permit-holder-only bays in Macfarlane Road and Hopgood Street, unless you also have a zone G visitor permit. You don't have to make a payment for this - just activate a visitor permit session. 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.

Motorbike parking

You can park motorbikes in any pay and display or shared-use parking place for free. The whole motorbike must be parked within the parking bay markings. You can't park a motorbike 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. Motorbikes 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

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.

Loading and unloading

Match day parking

Knowing the dates of home games in advance can help minimise disruption and inconvenience.

Match day parking

Bank holiday parking

How the restrictions are affected in different zones by public holidays.

Bank holiday parking

Parking zone consultations

Hearing your views helps us tailor each zone to make it work effectively.

Parking zone consultations

Car parks

Find out about public and private car parks in H&F.

Car parks

Contact us about parking

Contact us about parking permits

Contact us about parking services


Watch out! Bank card fraudsters about

Bank card fraudsters are targetting people using parking machines. If someone approaches you for help to pay for parking using your bank card, just say ‘no’.

When using parking machines and paying by card, always protect your PIN from bystanders. If you need help with payments while using a parking machine, please call the number printed on the machine.