Parking, roads and travel

Apply to suspend pay and display parking bays

You can apply to suspend pay and display parking bays to carry out essential work, complete a removal, film in a street or set up scaffolding.

How much?

Each bay costs £24 to suspend for a day, plus a one-off £25 administration fee.

Before you apply

Before you apply, you will need to work out how much space you will need - one pay and display bay measures 5 metres. You will also need the make, registration, and size in metres of each vehicle you intend to use.

If any vehicle or item of building equipment will obstruct a pavement or hang over it during your work, you must ensure you have the correct highways licence. This includes a licence to use cherry pickers, mobile cranes, skips with a chute and scaffolding. 

You can also use the form below to ask us to consider applications to suspend other types of parking bays, such as disabled or motorcycle parking bays. 

How to apply

Complete the online form below at least 10 working day before you plan to carry out the work.

You must also read and agree the terms and conditions before you submit your application.

Apply to suspend parking bays

Read our privacy notice which tells you how we use your data.

What happens next?

Please allow 10 days for your application to be processed.

We will email to let you know if your application has been successful and ask for payment in full.

We will only authorise the suspension when we receive the payment. We will then let local parking enforcement officers aware of the date and time you will be using the bays so you will not incur any fines.

What if I no longer need you to suspend the bays?

If you no longer need us to suspend the bays, please email no later than 72 hours before the suspension has been scheduled.

If the suspension you want to cancel is scheduled to take place on a Monday or Tuesday morning your email must get to us before 6pm on the Friday before.

Further information

To suspend a bus stop or stand and request a temporary diversion, please email Merseytravel at or call 0151 227 5181.

For road closures or temporary traffic regulation orders (TTROs), please apply for a TTRO.