Parking suspensions

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Suspensions and charges

Suspensions and charges

For a charge, certain parking spaces can be suspended.

parking suspensions sign
The 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 £42 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 £42 will be charged.

Payment methods

We accept the following payment methods: 

  • credit and debit cards - Visa, 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: 15 Apr 2024