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How the Coronavirus is affecting Parking and Permits

To help you over the coming weeks, we have decided to relax parking enforcement for Harrow residents.

You will be allowed to park in resident permit bays in the Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) that you live in without displaying a permit.

If you receive a PCN you can appeal this with proof of address and we will cancel the fine. If you are a carer and going on a home visit, the same rule applies that you will not need to display a permit.

Please note that we are prioritising resources to ensure essential services for vulnerable people remain accessible.

Because of this, you may experience some delays in communications.

We ask that you also follow all advice from NHS and GOV.UK to protect yourself and others.

Check back regularly for updates to our frequently asked questions and service updates.

Service updates, changes or closures

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You can currently park in resident permit bays in the Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) that you live in without needing to display a permit. However, enforcement of Controlled Parking Zones (CPZs) will be re-introduced from 1st October 2020.

If your property is within a CPZ you will receive further correspondence about resident permits.

Tick icon3 If you receive a PCN during the Coronavirus lock down you may be able to appeal it online.
Tick icon3 PCN's will not be issued to a vehicle displaying an out of date permit that expires beyond March 2020.
Tick icon3 All PayByPhone locations remain operational as long as pay and display machines are functioning.

Frequently asked questions

Below are some frequently asked questions that you have been asking. We will aim to update these regularly.

Can I still report someone blocking my driveway?

Yes, this will be enforced. You should phone parking operations on 020 8424 1858 and if possible, send an email or text as confirmation in case the PCN is challenged.

When the officer arrives they will knock on the door and return to the pavement to await verbal confirmation from you to enforce.

If I am self-isolating, will I get a parking ticket if I do not move my car which is parked in a restricted parking area?

You can park in resident permit bays in the Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) that you live in without displaying a permit.

If you receive a PCN you can appeal this with proof of address and we will cancel the fine. Only dangerous and inconsiderate parking will be enforced in a CPZ.

What qualifies as dangerous and inconsiderate parking?

Enforcement action will be taken where someone has parked on a yellow line, across residential driveways or access points.

If the vehicle which is parked, is the resident’s or a visitor’s vehicle [of the driveway or access point], we will accept proof of residence/letter from resident as an appeal against any given PCN.

I am a carer and need to go on home visit, do I need a parking permit?

If you are a carer and going on a home visit, you will not need to display a permit.

Will parking fine appeals still be answered?

Yes, you should follow the appeals/representation process detailed on the back of the PCN as usual.

Do I need to renew my parking permit?

Residents must renew their CPZ parking permit as normal but the issuing process may take longer than usual.

PCN's will not be issued to a vehicle displaying an out of date permit that expires beyond March 2020.

Will I get a fine for parking in resident parking spot if I have to work from home?

If you receive a PCN you can appeal this with proof of address and we will cancel the fine.

I am a Health care key worker, will I get a parking ticket if I park in a CPZ?

Health care key workers for Harrow, NHS and Emergency services staff are being issued letters from us to display in the windscreen but if you do receive a Penalty charge Notice (PCN) you can make representations through the council’s website clearly evidencing proof of occupation.

Are car parks and pay and displays still in operation?

All on street parking remains operational and charges will apply in accordance with the applicable Traffic Orders.

All car parks remains operational and charges will apply in accordance with the applicable Traffic Orders.

Check all pay and display machines for payment charges, some machines may be non-operational and as such no charges will apply and no PCN will be issued.

Is PayByPhone still operational?

All PayByPhone locations for each parking area will remain operational as long as pay and display machines are functioning.