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Parking suspensions and dispensations

A parking suspension allows you to reserve a parking space solely for your use in a restricted location.

Reserving a parking space in a restricted parking area

Suspended parking bays are marked out by yellow warning notices which we aim to put up least 10 days before the suspension start date.

It’s the responsibility of road users to pay attention to these notices. If you don’t follow parking restrictions you will get a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) and your vehicle will be removed.

If you need to park or place a skip in a restricted parking bay but don't need to reserve a specific area, you can apply for a Parking dispensation.

To store anything other than a domestic vehicle on the highway will require a specific licence.

Company vehicles that are private or un-liveried (without company markings or signs) must display a parking dispensation in order to park within or around the suspended area.

In places where there are no existing parking bays or yellow lines a temporary traffic order may be needed to restrict parking.

The council reserves the right to suspend parking bays and spaces without notice; however we’ll generally only do this in an emergency. In these cases offending vehicles may be moved to the nearest safe location.

Before approving an application, the effects on residents and local businesses will be considered to minimise disruption as far as possible.

Applying for a parking suspension

Apply for a parking suspension

By completing and submitting the application form you agree to the terms and conditions as laid out below.

If you have any questions about anything not mentioned in these terms and conditions, please contact 0203 092 0112 (select option 7).

Parking suspension prices

Parking suspensions (per 5 metre bay) are £45 per day plus £85 application fee.

All domestic removals will be charged the application fee only, which is £85 for the first day only. Any additional days will be charged at  £45 per space plus the application fee.

Please also note that for Commercial/Utility Companies/Non-Resident Suspensions, there is an additional cost of £140.00 for every vehicle which is required to be relocated/removed from your suspended bay, an invoice will be produced at the end of the suspension period for any additional relocations/removals which took place.

The application fee is non-refundable in all circumstances.

Applying for a parking dispensation

Apply for a parking dispensation

Parking dispensations allow you to park a vehicle or skip at a restricted location (a yellow line or a parking bay) for a set time period. A dispensation doesn’t guarantee a parking space.

Dispensations won’t be given to a vehicle, company or applicant that has outstanding unchallenged Penalty Charge Notices.

The application form for the dispensation must be completed and submitted 14 days before you need it. We will consider your application and let you know if it has been approved or declined and let you know what you can do next.

By completing and submitting the application form you agree to the terms and conditions below.

Parking dispensation prices

  • A dispensation costs £50 per vehicle for 1st day and £40 for each additional day.
  • Annual one day per week dispensations cost £165

The charges are based on the cost of providing the service including daily on-street monitoring.

In places where there are no existing parking bays or yellow lines, a temporary traffic order may be needed to restrict parking.

To find out about applying for a temporary traffic order email traffic.scheme@walthamforest.gov.uk

If you need to guarantee/secure a specific parking space, you need to apply for a parking suspension.

Making a complaint

If you have any complaints about this service area, please send your views in writing to Waltham Forest Parking Services, address details below:

Contact

Waltham Forest Parking Services

PO Box 54410
Leyton
E10 7YS

Phone lines open: Monday to Friday 8:30am to 7pm and Saturday 9am to1pm