What is a reservation/suspension?

You can request that a bay or a number of bays are reserved for your use or suspended. This stops people from parking in those bays leaving them free for you to use, or to keep them empty.

Please note that we may not be able to grant every request to reserve or suspend bays - we take into account the reason you want to take bays out of public use, the impact it will have on other people and the availability of other options.

Depending on the circumstances we may hood the relevant meters or ticket machines off and cone and tape the appropriate area to stop other vehicles using the bays you have requested (such as if you require a parking bay outside a property within a permit parking scheme reserving to help facilitate a house move).. If you wish to park vehicles in the bays we may also issue you with permits to display to prove that the correct vehicle is parked within the bay(s).

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Why might I need to do it?

There are many reasons people apply to suspend parking bays, including:

  • to put a skip or building materials in them;
  • for safety reasons;
  • to keep a route clear.

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How do I do it?

To suspend or reserve parking places you can complete the online application form. Alternatively, you can pick up a form from a Customer Service Centre or have it faxed to you. If you would like to have a form faxed to you, please contact us on (0191) 277 2737 between 8.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

Once you have completed the form you need to return it to us. The relevant fax number is (0191) 261 8580.

Alternatively you can bring it into a Customer Service Centre or post it to:

Newcastle Parking Services, P.O. Box 2BL, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE99 2BL.

We need to receive the completed form back at least 3 working days before you want the bays reserved or suspended otherwise it is unlikely that we can guarantee you can use them.

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How much does it cost?

There is an administration charge of £25 to set up one continuous reservation or suspension. If there are any breaks or gaps we will treat it as 2 or more separate applications and you must pay the administration charge for each application.

Then you must pay for the bays you use as follows in advance of the reservation:

Reservation costs

Type of bay Cost per day
On street pay and display £15 per parking space per day or, where the parking bay is not marked with individual spaces, £15 for each 6.6m length of the parking bay (or part thereof).
Loading, disabled, taxi bay £15
Off street pay and display (Mon - Sat) £15 (plus VAT)
Off street pay and display (Sun) £15 (plus VAT)

How do I pay for it?

Payment should be made in advance and can be made by cheque made payable to "Newcastle City Council - Parking A/C" or by telephone to 0191 277 2737 for payment by credit or debit card. Please note that a 2% surcharge applies where payment is made by credit card.

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What happens if I no longer need the reservation?

If your circumstances change and you no longer require the bay(s) to be reserved you must notify us in advance by ringing 0191 277 2737 so we can cancel your reservation. If you fail to notify us and the work involved in removing the bay(s) from general use and associated administration is carried out, the charges will apply and you will be invoiced for this work.

Further information

If you have any more questions about reserving parking spaces you can call us on (0191) 277 2737.

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Page last updated: 
16 August 2017
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