When you can suspend a parking bay

You can suspend a parking bay for:

  • moving house
  • a skip
  • utility works, like water or gas works
  • special events, like a marathon or Pride event
  • photo shoots or filming
  • a wedding or funeral car

We cannot give you a parking suspension on yellow lines or in unrestricted parking areas.

We cannot carry out every suspension request because of events in the city. In this case we'd let you know and tell you the next available date.

When to apply

We need 7 working days' notice for standard applications and 3 working days' notice for skip suspensions.

For long term and large scale (30 parking bays or more in one location) suspensions, we’ll need 10 weeks notice.

Bay suspension costs

You'll need to pay an administration fee for your application. The fee is £30, or £15 if you're a resident.

All costs in the table are for one 5.5m long bay.

Application type Daily charge (day 1 to day 28) Daily charge (day 29 onwards)
Skip suspension £20 £25
Removals/building work/event suspension £40 £50
Utility suspension (non-central) £50 £60
Utility suspension (central parking zones M, Y and Z) £60 £80
Community events with attendance of less than 15,000 £20 N/A

If you need to change any details of your application you'll have to pay an amendment fee of £25.

If you want to cancel your request after the sign has been placed next to your chosen bay you'll have to pay a cancellation fee of £25.

If you no longer need a suspension you may be able to get a full or partial refund.

What to do if someone has parked in your suspended bay

Our relocation service runs until midday, so we cannot guarantee to remove vehicles that should not be in the suspended bays.

You can find out more about bay suspension fees and exceptions in our terms and conditions.