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Yellow lines

Date updated: 18/05/2022


Parking is prohibited on double yellow lines at all times.

Parking is prohibited on a single yellow line during controlled hours.

Loading and unloading

Single or double yellow lines with no kerb markings

You can load or unload for a maximum of 40 minutes. A Civil Enforcement Officer (CEO) will observe a private vehicle for five minutes and a commercial vehicle for 10 minutes and look for loading activity. If the CEO doesn't see any loading or unloading activity or it's not continuous the CEO may issue a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN).

Double yellow kerb markings

Loading and unloading is prohibited at all times. A nearby white time plate will state 'no loading at any time'.

Single yellow kerb marking

Loading and unloading is prohibited between the times shown on the nearby white time plate.

Picking up or setting down passengers

You may stop briefly to pick up or set down passengers failing which you may get a parking ticket.

Advice on parking and enforcement

020 7332 3910
Email: Square Mile Enforcement

The advice line is open Monday to Friday 7am-7pm (excluding bank holidays), Weekends 8am-2pm

Please note that our advisors are not authorised to make decisions on any challenges to PCNs over the phone.