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From 2 April 2024, all on-street pay and display and permit holder only restrictions in Durham City will also operate on Sundays and bank holidays. Permits will need to be displayed every day, Monday to Sunday, including bank holidays.

Durham City Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ)

A CPZ is an area where special parking restrictions apply to help make the best use of the spaces available. It will have restrictions on parking on the streets and specific permits may be needed.

You need to have a permit to park in the CPZ between 8.00am and 6.00pm, Monday to Sunday including bank holidays (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day). Outside these times, parking is free to anyone. During a major event, for example Lumiere or the Durham Miners' Gala, parking permits will be valid in any on-street pay and display or 'permit holder only' area during the event, if the road is not affected by closures.

Please Contact The Parking Shop if you need further information.

The Parking Shop opening hours to the public are Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm, with the last permit application at 5.30pm.

Permit types

If you do not display a valid permit during the scheme times, you may get a parking fine (Penalty Charge Notice).

Due to the limited space within the Durham City CPZ, we are unable to provide resident or visitor permits for buildings built or converted after 2000.

If you find you are not eligible for a permit, you may wish to consider using Co-wheels Car Club, a not-for-profit organisation that allows you to book cars in advance for personal use.

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