Please check this page regularly for updates on temporary parking changes in Barnet during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Upcoming change to parking enforcement 8 June 2020
The Council will be reintroducing normal enforcement of parking restrictions on Monday 8 June 2020. Therefore, you must have a valid permit to park within your Controlled Parking Zone by this date to avoid receiving a Penalty Charge Notice. You may renew or apply for a permit by visiting the online permit account page.
We are currently working to:
- reinstate our customer services team
- contact all registered permit holders with advice
Parking enforcement changes in place right now
Parking enforcement has been relaxed to make sure residents who are self isolating and key workers are able to park.
We are not issuing Penalty Charge Notices to vehicles parked in permit bays without a permit.This will change on Monday 8 June 2020.
Parking enforcement will still be applied against
- obstructive parking and
- you may be issued a Penalty Charge notice if parked in contravention of signage, or without payment of the parking charges shown on the signs.
Parking permit rules
If you do not have a parking permit
Currently you do not need to apply for a permit or use visitor vouchers to park during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the enforcement of all parking restrictions will commence on Monday 8 June 2020. We will contact all registered permit holders with advice to help you avoid receiving a Penalty Charge Notice.
If you have a parking permit
You should continue to park as normal within marked permit bays wherever possible.
Where you can park with or without a permit
Currently you can park in :
- permit holder bays (resident and business)
- shared use bays
- single yellow lines in force just for one hour at a time
This will change on Monday 8 June 2020.
Changing details on your permit
If you need to change the vehicle on your permit or update any other details, you can still do this within your online permit account
Refunds for permits
Refunds for cancelled permits will not be processed during this time as we must prioritise critical activities. In exceptional circumstances please make contact with us at email@example.com to request a refund.
Parking permits and how to apply
Pay and display and car parks
- pay and display bays near shops
- car parks operated by Barnet Council
Where you cannot park
- single yellow lines operating for longer than an hour at a time
- double yellow lines
- loading bays
- Disabled Badge Holder bays
- suspended parking bays (we may have to suspend parking for emergency or health care worker use)
- dedicated disabled bays
- in front of fire stations, ambulance stations, hospital entrances and schools
- School Keep Clear markings
- on the footway (unless marked)
- on a pedestrian crossing
- anywhere that would obstruct pedestrians or other vehicles – being mindful that waste removal vehicles need more space than a car does
Health workers and other key workers
If you are a healthcare worker or other essential public servant you can park in some additional Barnet locations.
You will need to display an HM Government ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19) Parking Pass’ issued by your employer, a copy of your NHS ID or a letter on headed paper from your employer confirming your status.
This will allow you to park:
- In any council run car park (without making payment),
- In pay and display/’pay by phone’ space on street (without making payment),
- On a single yellow line providing that you are not obstructing traffic or compromising safety. Parking suspensions
We are working on continuing arrangements for key workers, and will be contacting relevant stakeholders with further advice.
We are accepting requests to suspend parking bays, however we are aiming to reduce pressure on parking at this time and we may contact you to confirm why the suspension is being requested and to discuss options to cancel or postpone your booking.
Visitor parking vouchers
Currently, you do not need to use visitor vouchers to park in permit bays. However, parking enforcement of all restrictions will start again on Monday 8 June 2020.
We will send out communications to you if you are registered on our permit system (NSL Apply) before we start enforcement again, to provide advice and help you avoid receiving a Penalty Charge Notice.
We are currently unable to provide printed, scratch card style visitor vouchers and are working on restoring this service. Virtual visitor vouchers are still available and you can purchase these online, ready for when enforcement starts again on Monday 8 June 2020.
Blue Badge and Disabled Persons Freedom Pass
If you have a Blue Badge which is due to expire, or has already expired as from 1 January 2020, you can continue to use it to park as normal during the COVID-19 pandemic. This will be the case initially until 30 September 2020.
We are continuing to process applications, renewals, and appeal cases for Blue Badges and Disabled Persons Freedom Pass but please be mindful that our usual response times may not be met. Thank you for your understanding in advance.