Apply for a parking bay suspension | Sevenoaks District Council

Apply for a parking bay suspension

Parking bay suspensions temporarily remove parking restrictions such as resident parking, limited waiting and pay and display.

They are granted for roadworks, utility works, construction projects, house removals and skips. We cannot put in a suspension in roads without parking restrictions.

If you are applying for parking suspension for a skip, you must also apply to Kent County Council for a skip license.

We can issue Penalty Charge Notices to unauthorised vehicles parked in suspended bays, but we cannot remove them.


  • £30 for each application or renewal
  • £10 per day for each bay or six metre length of road (where bays are not individually marked)

Make an application

You must apply at least 10 working days before the suspension begins.

When you apply, please provide:

  • The exact location
  • The length or number of bays
  • The purpose
  • Start and finish dates
  • If possible a site drawing, an annotated photo or a map.

After we have received your application, we will contact you to advise if we can accommodate your request and we will confirm costs.

Payment must be made at least eight days before the bay suspension begins. You can pay by card by calling 01732 227000. If you payment is not received in time, the bay suspension will be cancelled and you will need to make a new application.

Once we have taken payment, the bay suspension will be confirmed. Site signage will be installed around seven days day before the suspension begin and cones will be placed by the kerb the evening before.

Apply for a suspension