Parking suspensions

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Suspensions and charges

Suspensions and charges

For a charge, certain parking spaces can be suspended.

parking suspensions signThe most common operating times of parking suspensions are 8am to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday, however under certain circumstances, like road resurfacing, the suspension can be operational 24 hours a day.

Suspension warning signs will be erected on the nearest sign posts and will indicate the operating times and dates of the suspension.

When a bay can be suspended

The following types of parking spaces can be suspended: 

  • permit holders (residents/business parking bays)
  • pay and display
  • loading
  • solo motorcycle
  • disabled persons (only if absolutely necessary)
  • taxi rank (only if absolutely necessary)

Only the following activities will be considered for a parking suspension:

  • large deliveries
  • domestic or office removals
  • road works
  • statutory works (gas, water, electricity, telecom) 
  • building works
  • tree surgery
  • mobile workshop, with equipment fitted to the floor of the vehicle (for example, welding equipment, generator, compressor)
  • skip placement - contact the applications processing team (details below) to apply for a skip licence once your suspension has been approved
  • crane operations, temporary structures, scaffolding and storing of plant and material - contact the applications processing team for permission before applying for the suspension
  • special events - contact the applications processing team for permission before applying for the suspension
  • filming - contact the Film Office on 01895 556640 before applying for the suspension

Please contact parking operations (details below) if you'd like to apply for a parking suspension but none of the above fit the description of your activity.


Suspension charges are set at £31 per space, per day (or part thereof).

Each space is 5 metres (or about 16 feet) long. A full payment must be made at the time the application is submitted, ensuring the minimum notice period has been met.

Additional charges

  • Other requests: In addition to the suspension charge, the following types of suspension requests will also incur licensing charges: crane operations, temporary structures, scaffolding, storing of plant and material, filming, skip placement and special events.
  • Cancellations and amendments: When a request to cancel or amend a parking bay suspension is received at or less than 7 days prior to a suspension coming into force, a cancellation/amendment fee of £30 will be charged.

Payment methods

We accept the following payment methods: 

  • Credit and debit cards - Visa, Master Card, Maestro, Solo and Delta
  • Cheque/Postal order - postal applications only. Please make payable to London Borough of Hillingdon.

Please note: we do not accept cash payments for suspension applications.


The following activities will not incur a charge:

  • funerals (only the first 3 spaces are suspended free of charge, for primary vehicle and 2 accompanying vehicles).


Refunds will only be made in exceptional circumstances, which include:

  • a suspension being cancelled by the applicant at or at least 8 days prior to the parking bay suspension coming into force
  • the police cancel a suspension for security reasons

Refunds are made by cheque and can take up to 28 working days to be processed.

Contact us

Parking operations team


Telephone: 01895 250633 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)

Page last updated: 02 Sep 2020