Suspensions and road closures

If you are moving home, expecting a delivery, or need access to a set of parking bays for another reason, such as tree pruning, you can apply for a suspension of parking controls.

Charges

Number of chargeable days* Fee per five-metre parking bay space, per day
From 1 to 5 days £40
From 6 to 42 days £60
Over 43 days £80

* a chargeable day is any day on which parking controls would normally apply in the suspended area.

NB. the five-metre bay length is approximate.

Example charges:

1. For a four-day parking suspension for two bays, the cost is:

4 days x £40 x 2 bays

= £320 total

2. For an eight-day parking suspension for three parking bays, the cost is:

5 days x £40 x 3 bays = £600 (for the first 5 days)

3 days x £60 x 3 bays = £540 (for the next 3 days)

= £1,140 total

See the full list of graduated charges, calculated per day, per parking bay space (pdf 19KB)

We charge a fee of £35 for each amendment or cancellation to an existing parking suspension. We cannot process these until you pay this fee.

Make a payment

You can pay for your parking suspension by credit or debit card over the phone. We accept the following payment methods: MasterCard/Visa/Maestro/Delta/Solo cards. It is up to you to pay by the application deadline. If you don’t pay in time, we’ll turn down your application.

We charge a 1.25% card handling fee for credit card payments. There’s no fee for debit card payments.

Notice periods

We need reasonable notice to warn other road users and to place signs around the bays. Our notice periods range from eight days to four weeks. Please check the guidelines for details.

Please make your application, including payment, by no later than noon on the eighth day before the date requested. If you need suspension of bays longer than 30 metres or for more than three days, this needs more notice. Read the information below and call us on 020 7371 5678 for further information.

Suspension request notice periods are as follows:

  • If you need to suspend up to six bays (30m) for up to three days, we need at least eight days’ notice before the suspension date (i.e. if you wanted the suspension to start on 14 October, we would need your request and payment before 3pm on 6 October).
  • If you need to suspend up to six bays (30m) for more than three days, we need at least two weeks’ notice before the date of the suspension (i.e. if you wanted the suspension to start on 15 October, we would need to receive your request and payment before 3pm on 1 October).
  • If you need to suspend between six and 12 bays (between 30m and 60m) for up to one week, we need at least two weeks’ notice before the date of the suspension (i.e. if you wanted the suspension to start on 15 October, we would need to receive your request and payment before 3pm on 1 October).
  • If you need to suspend more than 12 bays (60m) or need to suspend the bays for more than 1 week, we need at least four weeks’ notice, and you will need to send leaflets to local residents advising them of the suspension. You will need to send us your leaflets for approval before distribution. If you need a large suspension for more than a week, call us on 020 7371 5678 from Monday to Friday, 8.00 am to 5.00 pm, (except for bank holidays).

Make an application

Apply for parking bay suspension online

Or you can download and fill in a form:

Parking bay suspension application form (pdf 40KB)

We can also fax or email a form to you – please call 020 7371 5678 and ask for the suspensions desk. Our opening times are Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, except bank holidays.

You can also get a form from h&f Direct centre, Pay & Park, 1st Floor, Hammersmith Town Hall Extension, King Street, London W6 9JU. h&f Direct opening times are Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm, excluding bank holidays.

You can send your filled-in form to us by:

  • scanning it and emailing it to parkingsuspensions@lbhf.gov.uk
  • fax to 020 8753 3267
  • post to LBHF Parking Services, PO Box 57142, London SW6 2WZ (please allow extra time so that it reaches us on time)
  • taking it to the h&f Direct centre, Pay & Park, 1st Floor, Hammersmith Town Hall Extension, King Street, London W6 9JU.

In all cases, you must get your payment to us before the notice period for the size and duration of your request (see ‘notice periods’ section above for further information).

Skips and building materials

If you want to place a skip or building materials in a suspended bay, you also need to apply for (and display) a skip or materials permit. We only accept applications from skip companies.

Apply for a skip permit

Apply for a building materials permit

Utility companies

Please use the form below. Contractors working on behalf of a utility company should contact their traffic management officer to ask for a suspension. Different charge structures apply to utility applications. These are explained on the form.

Utility company suspension application form (pdf 37KB)

Filming

Please see Parking bay suspensions for film crews.

Amendments and cancellations

We charge a fee of £35 for each amendment or cancellation to an existing parking suspension. We cannot process these until you pay this fee.

If you need to change the suspension, you must contact parking services in writing at least eight days before the new date required.

You must give us at least two working days’ notice for all cancellations, otherwise we can’t issue a refund.

By submitting your application(s), you are confirming that you have agreed to the conditions shown on the application form.

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