A Guide to Parking Permit and Reserving Bay Suspension in London

Applying for a temporary parking permit in London for removals and similar principal will apply near you for any local areas depending on the availability. The temporary suspension of parking bays for your removal truck being as close as possible to your property helps expedite the removal process and ensures your move runs smoothly on the moving day without any unforeseen major hiccups.

What Is a Parking Bay Suspension and how do I arrange a permit in London for Removals?

Parking Permit Suspension

A parking bay suspension works pretty well, especially in busy areas to keep the unwanted disturbing vehicles at bay. When removal works need to be carried out smoothly or when reserving bay close by is a must for easy access, do opt for this option.

However, parking bays cannot be suspended to gain preferential parking or for other non-essential reasons. This is also due to the amount of cost involved, in most cases, the price for this is almost equivalent to a Parking PCN (i.e. Penalty Charge Notice), but with guaranteed close by parking capability. Any vehicles parked within the suspended time-frame can be towed away in around thirty minutes from the time of notifying the Council of such a disturbance.

Arranging a Parking Suspension for Domestic Moves

Arranging a parking suspension well in advance means a higher chance of nearby spaces that can be provided by the council. However, please note that some Government Boroughs still permit an exemption allowing removal vehicles to stop when continuously engaged in a property moving process and there is no inactivity for more than five minutes.

The only downside is that some of the Ticket Wardens are not very kind due to being commissioned based system. In this scenario, keeping a lookout for them would be a wise move, and when confronted, client clarifying the situation works better than removal staff explaining, as they tend to be a lot easy going with clients, probably because they have seen them in the area before.

Learn How to Arrange Parking Permit for Your House Move

Most London Borough councils require advance request to provide Parking Bay Suspensions, varying from 24 hours up to 3 weeks, therefore we recommend you don't leave it for the last minute.

Elephant Removals recommend that you ascertain whether permission will be required for parking during your house move or you think parking would be a problem on the move day. Please contact your council directly by phone or visit your council website and apply for parking permit online.

For More Info on Parking Suspension in Your Area

Find a list of all Greater London Boroughs to get information directly from their website concerning fees and when and how to apply online for a parking suspension.

Barking and Dagenham Council
Civic Centre
Rainham Road North
Dagenham
RM10 7BN
20 8215 3005
parking@lbbd.gov.uk

Barnet Council
Building 4
North London Business Park
Oakleigh Road South
London
N11 1NP
020 8359 7446

Bexley Council
Civic Offices
Broadway
Bexleyheath
DA6 7LB
020 8303 7777
permits@bexley.gov.uk

Brent Council
Town Hall
Forty Lane
Wembley
HA9 9HD
020 8937 4972

Bromley Council
Civic Centre
Stockwell Close
Bromley
BR1 3UH
020 8464 3333

Camden Council
Town Hall
Judd Street
London
WC1H 9JE
020 7974 4444

City of London Council
Guildhall
London
EC2P 2EJ
020 7606 3030

Croydon Council
Bernard Weatherill House
8 Mint Walk
Croydon
CR0 1EA
020 8726 7100
parking@croydon.gov.uk

Ealing Council
Perceval House
14/16 Uxbridge Road
London
W5 2HL
020 8825 6677

Enfield Council
Civic Centre
Silver Street
Enfield
EN1 3XA
020 8379 1000

Greenwich Council
Town Hall
Wellington Street
London
SE18 6PW
020 8921 4339
parking@royalgreenwich.gov.uk

Hackney Council
Town Hall
Mare Street
London
E8 1EA
020 8356 8877
info@hackney.gov.uk

Hammersmith and Fulham Council
Town Hall
King Street
London
W6 9JU
020 3003 2525

Haringey Council
Civic Centre
High Road
Wood Green
London
N22 8LE
020 8489 1000
parking@haringey.gov.uk

Harrow Council
HA1 2XY
Civic Centre
Station Road
Harrow
020 8863 5611

Havering Council
RM1 3BD
Town Hall
Main Road
Romford
01708 434343

Hillingdon Council
UB8 1UW
Civic Centre
High Street
Uxbridge
01895 250111

Hounslow Council
Civic Centre
Lampton Road
Hounslow
TW3 4DN
020 8583 2000
hounslow.permits@serco.com

Islington Council
Town Hall
Upper Street
N1 2UD
London
020 7527 2000
contact@islington.gov.uk

Kensington and Chelsea Council
Town Hall
Hornton Street
London
W8 7NX
020 7361 3004
parking@rbkc.gov.uk

Kingston upon Thames Council
Guildhall
High Street
Kingston upon Thames
KT1 1EU
020 8547 5757

Lambeth Council
Town Hall
Brixton Hill
Lambeth
SW2 1RW
020 7926 1000

Lewisham Council
Town Hall
Catford
London
SE6 4RU
020 8297 3627
lewishamparkingpermits@nslservices.co.uk

Merton Council
Civic Centre
London Road
Morden
SM4 5DX
020 8545 4661
parkingpermits@merton.gov.uk

Newham Council
Newham Dockside
1000 Dockside Road
London
E16 2QU
020 8430 2000

Redbridge Council
Town Hall
High Road
Ilford
IG1 1DD
020 8554 5000
highways.parkingmanagement@redbridge.gov.uk

Richmond upon Thames Council
Civic Centre
York Street
Twickenham
TW1 3BZ
020 8891 1411

Southwark Council
160 Tooley Street
London
SE1 2QH
0800 138 9081
parking@southwark.gov.uk

Sutton Council
Civic Offices
St. Nicholas Way
Sutton
SM1 1EA
020 8770 5000

Tower Hamlets Council
Mulberry Place
5 Clove Crescent
London
E14 2BG
020 7364 5000
parking@towerhamlets.gov.uk

Waltham Forest Council
Town Hall
Forest Road
London
E17 4JF
0845 331 2392
wfpshop@nsl.co.uk

Wandsworth Council
Town Hall
Wandsworth High Street
London
SW18 2PU
020 8871 6000
permitprocessing@wandsworth.gov.uk

Westminster City Council
Westminster City Hall
64 Victoria Street 
London 
SW1E 6QP
020 7823 4567

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