Where to park and enforcement

In Hackney, there are different options for parking depending on how long you wish to stay and whether you are a local resident, business or visitor to the borough.

In the north of the borough, there are also additional controls which operate when Arsenal FC host a home football match or when a large event is held at the Emirates Stadium in LB Islington.

If you have spotted a car parked illegally, you can request parking enforcement and we will look into it.

Parking zones

In parking zones, parking bays are marked on public roads (excluding red routes, which are the responsibility of Transport for London) to show where it is safe to park. The bays are allocated to certain users, including residents, businesses and their visitors. Each vehicle must display the relevant permit or visitor voucher for the zone they parked in.

Parking is free in the ‘uncontrolled’ roads outside of PZs, however, there are single and double yellow lines which are still enforced, and estate parking controls which are subject to separate parking enforcement.

Understanding parking restrictions

To avoid a parking fine, we recommend that you follow the guidance below when parking on the street.

Council car parks

There are public off-street car parks in Hackney Central, Dalston and Stoke Newington town centres. The car parks operate from Monday to Saturday 7am to 11pm and are free on Sundays and bank holidays.

Match day and event day parking

Emirates Stadium

The match and event day scheme operates as an extension to the existing CPZ operational hours and is designed to prioritise local parking space for Hackney residents and businesses.

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and London Stadium

We have implemented event day restrictions in roads surrounding the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and London Stadium (QEOP) to protect the parking needs of the residents in the area when events are taking place.

Parking enforcement on bank holidays

We operate a consistent approach to bank holiday parking enforcement. While not all restrictions are enforced on a bank holiday, we will enforce if there are safety and traffic flow implications or if a vehicle is causing an obstruction. Bus lane and moving traffic restrictions (such as box junctions and banned turns) are enforced as normal on bank holidays.

Report illegal parking (request parking enforcement)

You can report illegal parking or nuisance parking by email: parking.enforcement@hackney.gov.uk

Please provide the following:

  • nature of the contravention
  • time and location (and how often does it happen)
  • vehicle registration number (if known)
  • any other information/photographs you feel are relevant

If your enquiry is urgent, eg someone is blocking your driveway, you can request parking enforcement by calling:

  • Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm: 020 8356 8877 / 5pm to 8:45pm: 020 8356 7555
  • Saturday, 7.30am to 8.30pm: 020 8356 7555
  • Sunday, 8.15am to 4.30: 020 8356 7555

Please provide the following:

  • nature of the contravention
  • time and location
  • vehicle registration number
  • type and colour of vehicle
  • any other information you feel relevant

We’ll do our best to meet as many enforcement requests as possible, but can’t guarantee that every request will be met.

Two-wheeled motorcycle parking

Solo motorcycles (i.e. two-wheeled motorcycles) and mopeds can park for free in resident permit, business permit, shared use (combined pay and display and permit holders) and general permit bays outside of zone B.

Visitor parking

As a visitor to the borough, you can park in a pay and display parking bay, display a visitor voucher, or park in one of the Council’s car parks for all-day parking.

Where you can park with a blue badge and when you should display the clock

Page updated on: 1 February 2021

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