More about pay and display

All our parking zones have ‘shared use’ parking places where you can park with either a pay and display ticket or a parking permit for the relevant zone.

Our pay and display machines sell parking time in multiples of 30 minutes. The minimum purchase period is 30 minutes, up to a maximum of eight hours. The exceptions to this are:

  • Zone A, where the maximum stay is either two hours or four hours, depending on the location. See Map of Zone A and location of differing time zones (pdf, 115KB)
  • Zones CC and G, where the maximum stay is two hours.
  • Zones X & Y, where the normal maximum stay is eight hours, but where a one-hour maximum stay applies on controlled match dates.

The maximum stay periods for pay and display in these zones do not apply to resident or business permit holders, or to residents' visitors who display in their vehicle an activated visitor permit for the appropriate zone.

Some parking places only allow certain types of parking, such as disabled bays, motorcycle bays, diplomatic vehicle bays, doctor bays and market trader bays.

Permit-holder-only restrictions in zones F, G and S

In zones F, G and S, parking is restricted to permit holders only at specific times – see » Controlled zone hours and charges for further information. Visitors to zones F, G and S can only park during the permit holder only times by displaying an activated zone G visitor permit in their vehicle. The visitor permit must be for the appropriate zone. In addition, visitors can also park in the appropriate pay & display only bays.

There are no permit-holder hours in the Coomer Place Car Park (off North End Road).

Short stay bays

  • In zones F, G, I, S, U and V, there are some parking bays which have maximum stays of 30 minutes, one hour or two hours. These bays are located in side streets, near junctions with main roads with busy shopping areas, as well as on Fulham Road, Goldhawk Road and Askew Road.
  • If you’re a parking permit holder, please check the signs and restrictions for these short stay bays carefully, as some are for pay and display ticket holders only.

Map of all controlled parking zones (pdf, 2.04MB)

Pay and display charges

See Controlled Parking Zone times and charges for our current charges.

Pay-by-phone parking

Paying for parking by phone will soon be available across Hammersmith & Fulham. Please visit our mobile parking FAQ page or Pay-by-phone parking comes to H&F to find out more.

Pay and display rules

You have to buy a pay and display ticket at the time of parking, not in advance. Once you have bought a ticket, you can park anywhere within the zone shown on the ticket until the expiry time shown on the ticket. You can also drive your car from place to place within that zone, as long as you don't go into the wrong kind of bay.

There are signs which mark the boundaries between different zones. If you do need to park in a different zone, you’ll have to buy a ticket for that zone.

The pay and display machine label shows the times when parking controls apply. In some zones, these times are also on the signs next to the parking bays. Some zones operate from Monday to Friday, others are Monday to Saturday. Zones CC and G both operate Monday to Sunday. Special match day restrictions apply in Zones X & Y on controlled match days when there is a football match at Fulham Football Club.

Faulty pay and display machines

If you find a machine that is faulty or has been vandalised, please tell us. Make a note of the number or location of the machine and the problem, and call us on 020 7371 5678 (you can leave a message at any time) or report a fault using the cleaner greener report it form.

If you have lost money in a faulty machine, you should buy a pay and display ticket from the nearest working machine within the same controlled parking zone. For a refund, please write to LBHF Parking Services, PO Box 57142, London SW6 2WZ. In your letter, please:

  • tell us the date and time that you lost money
  • tell us how much money you lost
  • tell us the exact location of the faulty machine
  • enclose the ticket that you bought from an alternative machine