What is a Controlled Parking Zone?
A Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) is an area which:
- is restricted by single or double yellow lines
- or requires you to have a parking permit to park your car.
CPZ's limit on-street parking at certain times, helps solve parking issues and improves safety in the area.
You can view CPZ and parking restriction times on our map below.
When can I park in a CPZ?
You can park in a CPZ at times shown on street signs. The signs are on all routes leading into the parking zone.
Resident parking permits
A Resident parking permit allows residents to park in specific bays in a CPZ. The permits lasts for one year, starting on the first day of a chosen month.
Find out more on our Resident parking permit page.
Do you need a parking permit?
A parking permit is not required for:
- vehicles displaying a Blue Badge
- motorcycles parked in either pay-and-display bays or in resident bays.
If you have three or more unpaid Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs), you can't get a parking permit. This applies to both Resident and Business permits.
Enter your address to check if you need a parking permit. You can't apply for a permit if your property is in a permit-restricted area unless you have a Blue Badge.
Housing estate car parks
Some car parks in Harrow housing estates operate a permit only scheme.
Parking on Bank holidays
Regular parking rules apply on Bank Holidays, unless signs say otherwise. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To find out which streets in Harrow are in a CPZ, enter a street address into the box below.
See parking rules and hours by choosing a zone on the map.