Apply for a parking suspension

Reserve a parking bay and suspend the normal parking restrictions. Parking suspensions are for things like moving house or placing a skip.

If you've requested a parking suspension make sure you check your junk email or spam folders for any emails from

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 do not suspend parking bays on Bank Holidays.

We cannot suspend taxi ranks in the same way as parking bays because they need a temporary traffic regulation order. If you need to suspend a taxi rank, send an email to

We cannot suspend bays in car parks.

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.

Our terms and conditions apply to any requests for parking suspension.

When to apply

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

We must receive your suspension application by 2pm, otherwise your application will be dated as from the next working day.

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 £36, or £18 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 £24 £30
Removals/building work/event suspension £48 £60
Utility suspension (non-central) £60 £72
Utility suspension (central parking zones M, Y and Z) £72 £96
Community events with attendance of less than 15,000 £24 N/A

If you need to change any details on your application you'll have to pay an amendment fee of £30.

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 £30.

If you don't need a suspension any more you may be able to get a full or partial refund.

What to do if someone has parked in your suspended bay

Our vehicle relocation service runs until 1pm. If parking enforcement is required, please call 03456 035 469 using option 2. Please note, we are unable to guarantee vehicles will be relocated.