Where to park

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.

Parking restrictions

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

Pay for 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.

Parking zones

In parking zones (PZ), 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 have a valid permit or visitor voucher for the zone they parked in.

The majority of parking permits are now e-permits so, there is no need to display them in your vehicle. Our civil enforcement officers (parking wardens) can check your permit is valid using your vehicle registration number.

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.

Pavement parking

Pavement parking is when you park your vehicle with one or more wheels on or over any part of the road other than the road itself. It’s prohibited in Hackney unless you’ve got an exemption.

Legally, it’s known as ‘footway parking’.

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.

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

Find out where you can park with a blue badge.

Two-wheeled motorcycle parking

Solo motorcycles (ie 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.

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.

Report illegal parking (request parking enforcement)

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

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.

Page updated on: 20 December 2021

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