When free overnight street parking in London comes to an end on Labour Day, Londoners will still be able to park on the street without the threat of a ticket or tow.
Starting next week, London drivers will be able to register their vehicles online, by phone or in-person for passes allowing overnight parking on most city streets.
The program was approved by city officials earlier in the year. Each vehicle license plate can get a maximum of 15 free passes. Due to the possibility of inclement weather, no passes will be issued with more than 48 hours notice between Nov. 1 and Apr. 15, mitigating concerns that have been raised about snow plows managing the streets during winter weather.
A release from the City of London noted that some passes may need to be revoked if service implications are likely to rear themselves.
Until Nov. 1, passes can be obtained in advance or on the day of, for those who need them, as well as after Apr. 15. When the Victoria Day weekend rolls around in May of 2017, overnight parking will no longer require a pass.
“Drivers are reminded that all other parking restrictions remain in effect, including prohibited parking and stopping areas, fire routes and the requirement to remove all vehicles from the street during snow clearing operations,” said Annette Drost, Manager, Municipal Law Enforcement Services, City of London.
The permits do not entitle drivers to park where parking is prohibited–such as in front of fire hydrants, blocking driveways or on streets that don’t allow parking.