Kent County Council controls where single and double yellow
lines are placed.
Yellow lines control where and when people can park.
They are very important for:
increasing road safety for drivers and pedestrians - in some
places, parked cars can reduce visibility to such an extent that
the road becomes unsafe for road users and pedestrians. This is
particularly the case near junctions and crossings
reducing congestion - parked cars mean narrower roads. And in
some places, this would cause traffic jams and delays - especially
during peak traffic hours.
What does a single yellow line mean?
A single yellow line means that parking is allowed, but that it
is restricted. Normally, parking is allowed between certain
The details of the restriction will be shown on signs (plates)
along that stretch of road.
What does a double yellow line mean?
A double yellow line means that parking is not allowed at any
Can I request yellow lines in my street or elsewhere?
If you think that parking is causing a safety problem in your
street or neighbourhood, you should use the contacts on the right
hand side of this page.