Parking and suspensions for tradespeople

Parking bay suspensions

In some circumstances it is possible to suspend public use of specific parking bays in the Controlled Parking Zone.

Parking bays can be suspended for the following reasons:

  • To reserve a specific space for a removal vehicle.
  • To reserve a specific space in order to place a skip.
  • To facilitate statutory works(gas,water,electrical)
  • To facilitate highways work.
  • To place temporary traffic lights.
  • To provide a pedistrian walkway.
  • To facilitate construction works.
  • To assist tree services.

Where we will not suspend a parking bay: 

  • Unrestricted highway.
  • Disabled parking bays
  • Loading bays
  • Private roads

Charges for a suspension of a parking bay:

£20 per day, per bay(per vehicle length of 5.25m where a continious parking place is marked). Payment will not be reimbursed in the event a suspension is cancelled or rescheduled after payment has been processed. A new application must be submitted.

Notice Period

Advance warning notices will be put in place once a suspension application has been aproved and payment has been processed. Penalty Charge Notices will be served to vehicles parked in a suspended area. However, in the event parked vehicles result in the suspended area not being able to be used by the applicant the Parking Service will not reimburse payment.

In order to ensure that sufficent notice period is provided to motorists and residents suspension applications must be submitted a minimum of 10 working days in advance of the date the suspension is required to come into effect. Applications submitted short of 10 working days will be declined.  

Applying for a suspension

To apply for a suspension please complete a suspension application through our permit platform. If you have not used the permit platform before you will need to set up an account. An email address is required to do this.  You will then be asked to select an account type. If you are a resident within the Controlled Parking Zones please select a resident account. If you are a business within the Controlled Parking Zones please select a business account. If you are a resident or business outside of the Controlled Parking Zones please select a non-resident account.

For further information please call 01923 278890 or email parkingservices@watford.gov.uk  

 

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