No one has a legal right to park on a public road or outside a property.
Drivers must ensure that they are not causing an obstruction to other road users. Leave driveways and pedestrian dropped kerbs clear.
Report a problem or obstruction
You can report vehicles which are:
- parked on the pavement or verge
- dangerous or causing an obstruction, e.g. restricting access or causing visibility problems for other road users
Please contact Suffolk Police to report a problem.
Types of parking restrictions
We may put in waiting or loading restrictions if parked cars or vehicles loading and unloading obstruct other traffic on a regular basis.
Waiting or loading restrictions can include:
- yellow lines
- kerb markings
- signs showing the extent of the restrictions
Find out more about waiting and loading restrictions.
When you can drive on a pavement
Driving on a pavement is illegal unless:
- accessing/exiting properties via a dropped kerb
- specifically signed bays are provided
- specific signs allow it
When you can park on a grass verge or pavement
It's not an offence to park a motor vehicle (other than a heavy goods vehicle or 'HGV') on a grass verge or pavement unless:
- it causes an obstruction
- a local by-law is in force prohibiting it
- there are waiting restrictions on the road (which also apply to the highway verge)
Learn more about how we're maintaining roads, pavements and verges.