Parking suspensions involve the temporary reservation of a specific parking bay on a designated day for the purpose of facilitating a house move.
This means that the parking bay is exclusively reserved for a particular vehicle associated with the move during the specified timeframe.
By obtaining a parking suspension, individuals ensure that the designated bay remains available and unoccupied, making it convenient for loading and unloading belongings during the relocation process.
The suspension guarantees that the parking space is not occupied by other vehicles, reducing the potential for disruptions and ensuring a smoother house move.
Securing parking bays for your move
When planning a domestic removal in London, arranging a parking bay suspension well in advance increases the likelihood of having nearby spaces available.
Most London Borough councils require you to arrange parking bay suspensions in advance.
The lead time for arranging a suspension can vary from 3 days to up to 2 weeks, depending on the council area. Therefore, it is advisable not to leave this task until the last minute.
A dispensation is where a vehicle is given permission to park in a bay (or yellow lines) during restricted hours, without the need to put up a suspension notice. You are typically authorized to park in any available bay within a specified zone or area. However, the exact parking bay cannot be guaranteed, as it will depend on availability at the time of your arrival.
You should contact Transport for London for any Red Route dispensations requests.
Below is a list of all the councils in London, which provides direct access to individual council websites. This allows you to obtain specific information about parking suspension fees, application deadlines, and even apply online.
By referring to your council’s website, you can obtain accurate and up-to-date details regarding parking suspensions in each London Borough, making it convenient for you to apply for the necessary permits.
5 working days notice is required
Phone 0208 359 7446 - lines are open Monday to Thursday 9 am to 5.15 pm and Friday 9 am to 5 pm
You need to book at least 17 days in advance of the start date. While we cannot guarantee a space, this will allow for a warning period, meaning it is more likely to be available.
Late bookings (less than 17 days) may incur a short notice charge, and the minimum period to book is 3 days in advance.
Parking Suspension and Dispensation
We need 5 working days to process a parking bay suspension and 3 working days for a parking dispensation.
Phone – 020 7332 1548
Parking Suspension and Dispensation
we need a minimum of 5 working days prior to the required date.
Applications made at least:
- Seven working days before the suspension starts – £30 per bay, per day
- Three working days before the suspension starts – £40 per bay, per day.
Phone – 020 8825 6677
Applications should be made at least 10 working days before the date the suspension is needed.
Admin fees will apply to changes, including cancellations, made at least 5 working days before the suspension date.
Phone: 020 3856 0036
you have to apply at least 10 working days in advance.
Non-refundable administration fee on all approved suspension applications: £58.00
Charge per bay per day £58.00
All applications must be received at least 7 working days before the date you want the suspension to start.
- Up to six bays for up to three days (8 days notice)
- Up to six bays for more than three days (2 weeks notice)
Applications must be submitted at least 2 weeks prior to the date you require the suspension to start.
The parking suspension application process takes a minimum of 5 working days.
14 working days notice is required.
For single-use short stay parking bays, the notice period is 7 days.
14 working days notice is required for residents bay
3 working days notice is required for pay-by-phone bay
7 working days notice is required
A limited suspension service is also available to residents for special circumstances, such as moving house. These suspensions are subject to a service charge, but there is no bay charge for up to two bays for one day.
10 working days notice is required
All domestic removals will be charged the application fee only, which is £95 for the first day only. Any additional days will be charged at £60 per space plus the application fee.