Apply for a parking bay suspension

Sometimes you might need to block a parking bay or group of bays for a long period of time, preventing other drivers from using it.

This might be because you are:

  • Parking a removal vehicle while moving home
  • Taking delivery of a large item
  • Pruning nearby trees

If you need to use bays in this way, you must apply for us to suspend them for a set period of time.

Bay suspensions can be either daily or weekly (five working days).

Apply for a parking bay suspension

Completing the application form and return it to the Bay Suspension Processing Team.

Bay Suspension Processing Team
Parking Services, Town Hall, 1 Town Square, Barking IG11 7LU
You must apply for the bay suspension at least five working days in advance so that we have time to place signs around the parking bays and give reasonable notice to other road-users.

A longer period may be required in some cases.

Charges for each bay to be suspended

Charge for one bay for one dayCharge for one bay for one weekAdministration charge for bay suspension

Conditions of application

  • A single bay is five metres in length, so you will need to apply for more than one bay suspension if you need more space
  • Bay suspension applications must be for a specific date and purpose
  • The Council will not automatically agree to a bay suspension and reserves the right to refuse applications if it considers the location unsuitable
  • The bay suspension may be provided up to 50 meters from the requested location
  • Fees are not refundable if the bay suspension is cancelled or dates change through no fault of the Council


There are special conditions applicable for filming in the borough.

Please see our Filming in the borough page for more details.