New parking scheme requests

You can request parking restrictions (such as Permit Parking, other kinds of bays or yellow lines) to make it easier for local residents, businesses and their visitors to park.

Please write to the District Council (either by email to or by post, addressed to 'Transport & Parking Policy') to explain the problem and the type of restrictions that you feel are needed. You will need to provide your name and address to validate your request.

The District Council has a specific role in creating Permit Parking Zones and cannot introduce restrictions that are intended to address road safety or to improve traffic flow (see below). You can find more details of how permit parking works at Permit Parking Measures - Frequent Questions.

Requests for new parking control schemes are prioritised and addressed through the ongoing Parking Management work programme. This programme is set and overseen by the Infrastructure, Housing and Economic Development Committee.

New parking control schemes can only be progressed following public consultation. Most schemes are developed through several stages of consultation with people at local addresses, important stakeholders such as the Police, Parish Councils, Residents Associations and Hertfordshire County Council. Please follow this link to find out about current public consultations on parking schemes.

Other local road improvements by the Local Highway Authority, Hertfordshire County Council

Hertfordshire County Council is the Local Highway and Traffic Authority and is responsible for maintaining and managing most aspects of public roads.
The District Council cannot introduce measures specifically to address road safety or to improve traffic flow, which are the responsibility of the County Council. Any parking restrictions promoted by the District Council will always improve safety and traffic flow, but our schemes are not intended to address them. 

More information

You can find more details of how permit parking works in our Permit Parking Measures - Frequent Questions.

If you have any questions please contact the District Council at