Visitor Parking – Pay and display charges

Always check the pay and display machine relevant to where your vehicle is parked, for current information on the pay and display charges that apply.  Look for the arrows on the parking bay signs, as these will direct you to the machine you should use. There are three main pay and display tariffs which apply in various locations throughout controlled parking zones in the Borough of Wandsworth. The pay and display machines accept 5p,10p, 20p, 50p, £1 and £2 coins, with a minimum charge of 10p, which will purchase a very short period of time. The machines do not give change.  There is a pay-by-phone system available to pay and display visitors throughout the borough. Find out more about Parkmobile.

Standard tariff - £2.00 per hour

This tariff applies in the majority of shared use (permit holder/pay and display) parking bays in CPZs throughout the borough, which offer a maximum stay of 4 hours or more.

High tariff  – £2.50 per hour

This tariff applies to shared use and pay and display only bays near town centres, where a shorter maximum stay (usually one or two hours) is available.

Low tariff  - £1.00 per hour

This tariff applies to some shared use (permit holder/pay and display) and pay and display only parking bays that were identified as being under-used. These are located in:

  • Grant Road SW11

Free Parking

Parking is FREE on Sundays on Northcote Road and it’s tributary streets.

There are 2 hours FREE parking available for all customers of the ASDA supermarket on Lavender Hill – make sure you get a pay and display ticket (no charge) and ensure that you use only the 2 hours offered. It is possible to pay for parking in this two storey car park: 3 hours costs £3 and 4 hours £4. This car park is patrolled by parking attendants, so be sure to follow the rules, else you are liable to be fined.

Visitor and trade parking permits

Libraries now provide Parking Shop services – the Northcote Library (155E Northcote Road) issues permits on the following days and times:

  • Monday and Thursday 9am – 6.30pm
  • Friday 9am – 4.30pm
  • Saturday 10am – 2pm
  • Closed Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
The Council are now also issuing paperless visitors parking permits – these must be activated on-line before your visitor arrives. Read more information about these paperless permits here.

Resident & Business Permits

Apply for your Resident or Business parking permit via the Council’s Environment and Community Services ‘One-Stop’ counter, which is located on the 5th Floor, New Town Hall and is open between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday and 9.30am to 12.30pm Saturday. Read all the information before applying and download the relevant forms here.

Parking Bay Suspension

In certain circumstances parking spaces may be suspended by the Council or the Police, to allow for building works, domestic removals, weddings, funerals or special events (boat races, Wimbledon Tennis), crane operations (subject to prior approval from the Traffic Order Engineers), filming (applications must be submitted to the Council’s Film Office), road works, mobile workshops, access to sites (subject to the Council’s approval). There is a charge for suspending parking bays – you can read more information about it here. If you would like to place a skip in the parking bay outside your home, then you can find more information about the application and payment process via the Council’s website here.

More information

Telephone the parking helpline on 0208 871 8871