About road markings
Permit holder bays
These are bays designated for all permits or particular types of
permit as specified on the signs such as residents permit holders
only or business permits only.
'Pay and display' bays
These are bays designated for short stay visitors or motorists
visiting businesses and homes in a CPZ area. They are designed to
ensure that there is a regular turnover of parking spaces.
Motorists who wish to park in the zone may do so at designated pay
and display bays, by purchasing a ticket from a pay and display
machine and displaying it on the windscreen of their vehicles.
The parking charges are shown on the pay and display machines.
These machines will only accept payment up to the maximum permitted
length of stay. Resident's permits are not valid in pay and display
Shared use bays
These are bays which allow permit holders and pay and display
users to park. Permit holders must display a valid permit and pay
and display users must purchase a pay and display ticket.
Loading bays/loading and unloading
Loading bays are provided in CPZ's where there is a requirement
to assist vehicles delivering or picking up heavy or bulky goods.
Loading and unloading is only permitted for a maximum period of 30
Single yellow lines
The single yellow lines indicate a parking prohibition within
the controlled hours specified on the zone entry plate along the
space marked with a single yellow line.
If different hours apply to the general hours for the zone then
separate signs are displayed to indicate the times. Single yellow
lines apply during all bank holidays. There is no legal obligation
for the council to install additional signs which state this.
Double yellow lines
The double yellow line indicates a 24-hour parking prohibition.
All double yellow lines within Brent operate seven days a week,
including bank holidays. It is no longer required to sign double
For further information about our parking rules please contact
us on 020 8937 5106 or email email@example.com