What is a parking suspension?

A parking suspension is where the parking controls, waiting, parking and loading, are suspended and the space is reserved for a particular purpose. A space cannot be suspended for preferential or convenience parking. A parking permission is available for trades parking.

What can suspensions be booked for?

A single space, whole bay or group of bays may be suspended. A suspension is shown by yellow warning signs placed on the bay time-plate near to the suspended location.

You can suspend parking spaces for:

  • removals
  • utilities work (gas, water or electricity)
  • construction 
  • filming
  • highway improvements
  • local events


You will need to pay:
Duration (days) Per space, per day charge
1 £57.00
2-5 £62.70
6-10 £68.40
11-14 £74.10
15-42 £85.50
43-183 £108.30
  • Short notice fee £249.08
  • Administration fee £47.71 for each type of bay suspended

Book a suspension

To book your parking bay suspension, you will need to log in or create an account:

Book as a resident

Book as a business

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.
You will need:

  • the street name or postcode of where the spaces are
  • the date and times you want to suspend the space for
  • a full description of where the spaces are located - this will be shown on the suspension warning sign
  • vehicle registration numbers of all the vehicles using the spaces
  • a debit or credit card

Domestic removals: the daily charge is waived for the first day (up to 3 spaces) and the short notice charge does not apply. There is an exemption when a vehicle is continuously engaged in a property move, but arranging a suspension makes it more likely spaces will be free. A parking permission may also meet your needs. 

You can only suspend parking spaces on a street for up to 6 months. If you need to book for longer, you will need to

apply for a temporary traffic order

If you’re going to place a skip on the parking spaces, you will need to apply for a skip licence with a parking suspension. More information and details on how to apply can be found on our skip licence page.

Amend a suspension

If you’ve booked a suspension, you can change the:

  • dates and times 
  • number of spaces
  • vehicle registration numbers of all the vehicles using the parking spaces

You cannot change the start date if the suspension has already started. If you select spaces which are not next to your booked spaces, you will need to create a new suspension.

You will need to login to your account and search for the suspension you want to change. You can search using your suspension reference number.

Amend as a resident

Amend as a business

Cancel a suspension

You can cancel a suspension if you no longer need it. You will need to login to your account and search for the suspension you want to cancel. You can search using your suspension reference number.

Cancel as a resident

Cancel as a business

What happens next?

You will receive an email confirming your cancelled suspension. You will receive a full or partial refund, this depends on when you cancel. 

Unused suspensions

A suspension will remain unless an applicant says it is not needed. If you think a parking suspension is not being used, you can report it to us on 020 7974 4444. 

Search for suspensions

To search for parking bay suspensions, search streetworks

Select a controlled parking zone (CPZ) from the list below. You can view all parking bay suspensions in that zone.

Make sure you have read the disclaimer.

Controlled parking zones (CPZ)

CA-B Belsize
CA-C Covent Garden
CA-D King's Cross and Holborn
CA-E Bloomsbury
CA-F Camden Town
CA-G Euston and St Pancras
CA-H Hampstead
CA-J Primrose Hill
CA-K Kilburn Priory
CA-L West Kentish Town
CA-M East Kentish Town
CA-N Camden Square
CA-P Fortune Green
CA-Q Kilburn
CA-R Swiss Cottage
CA-S Redington and Frognal
CA-U Highgate
CA-V North End
CA-X Elm Village

Subscribe to parking suspension email alerts

While on-street signs should be regularly checked, we offer a courtesy email alert service with details of forthcoming suspensions. 

Subscribe to suspension email alerts 


Parking suspensions are indicated on streets by yellow warning signs. Refer to these signs for the exact location of the parking suspension and up-to-date information. 

Whilst we offer a courtesy email alert service, we cannot guarantee that all suspensions will be included. Suspensions booked at short notice are not likely to appear on the advertised list of planned suspensions.

It remains the drivers responsibility to ensure they check on-street signage for upcoming suspensions or to ensure that where they intend to park, a suspension is not currently in operation.

Terms and conditions


1. Applications should be made at least 17 days prior to the start date of the parking suspension. A short notice fee applies to later applications and a minimum of 3 days is required before a start date. – see number 11 regards parking enforcement.

2. An administration fee is charged for each type of parking bay suspended (resident bay or car club bay for example). If multiple parking bays are required, then multiple administration fees will apply.

3. We cannot guarantee that a space will be free and do not accept liability for any additional costs that you may incur due to obstructions.

4. An on-street space is normally 5 metres long and spaces on the map in Online Suspensions may be shorter or longer depending on the total length of the parking bay. Please note, that the spaces in Online Suspensions are indicative and not marked on the road.

5. A space may be suspended for a maximum of 6 months.

6. Parking suspensions cannot be used for convenience parking. The registration details for vehicles authorised to use the suspension can be added through your suspension account.

7. Amendments and cancellations can be made through your account, and these may incur additional administration or short notices fees. If you need to make a change to a suspension sign already on street, you will need to make an amendment or cancellation before 3pm. Any changes made after 3pm will be considered the next working day.

8. Any problem with a suspension needs to be reported at the earliest opportunity. Please contact 020 7974 4444 quoting the suspension reference with a road name and we will assist where possible.

9. Camden Council reserve the right to amend or cancel a suspension at any time. If we need to do this, we will endeavour to inform you as soon as possible from the contact details you provide.

10. If the suspension needs to be extended, the request and payment of the extension must be made at least 4 working days before the current suspension ends. The short notice fee will not be applied where an existing suspension is extended.

Parking enforcement

11. While priority is given to the enforcement of parking suspensions, this is dependent on available resources at the time.

12. Due to the width of the road, it is not possible to safely remove or relocate a vehicle from certain locations within the borough.

13. We do not remove vehicles to the car pound where less than 14 days on-street warning of the suspension has been provided (excludes skip suspensions). Where less than 14 days on-street notice is given, we offer a relocation service. In this instance, a relocation fee of £200 is chargeable prior to the dispatch of a removal truck to relocate a vehicle. If upon arrival, the vehicle in question is no longer parked in the suspended bay, the relocation fee will not be refunded. If a vehicle is relocated, it will be placed in the nearest parking bay available to it’s current location.

14. To report obstructing vehicles parked within a suspended bay, contact 020 7974 7134 quoting the suspension reference with road name. An officer will check if the location is valid for removal. If valid, the officer will dispatch a removal truck to the location. If not valid, (i.e. less than 14 days on-street notice given), the officer will advise that a ‘non refundable’ relocation fee is payable to dispatch a removal truck to the location.

15. By contacting this number, you will only be able to report a vehicle which is obstructing / parked in a suspended bay.

Cancellations and refunds

16. The administration fee is non-refundable where the advance warning sign has been printed and placed on-street.

17. The short notice fee is non-refundable once a suspension has started.

18. If the suspension is no longer required, you must cancel the booking in your account as soon as possible. If you no longer need a suspension or you have completed your work earlier than expected, you may be able to a full or partial refund. An administration fee will apply if the suspension signage has already been placed on-street.

19. Any other refund request will be considered on a case by case basis.