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Due to essential maintenance, the following systems will be unavailable from 6.00pm on Monday 2 October until 8.00am on Tuesday 3 October: our online council tax, business rates and housing benefit services, and our welfare assistance form. You will also not be able to register to pay council tax online, make a change of address for council tax or cancel single person discount. You are still able to make a payment during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Our car parks offer free parking after 2.00pm. This does not include Durham City Park and Ride, Hardwick Park, Wharton Park and Riverside Park (South Ropery Lane, North Ropery Lane and the Donald Owen Clark car parks) and car parks that we do not own.

Durham City car parks

This page gives you information about car parks in Durham City centre.

Name of car parkOpening hoursTariffCapacityLocation

The Sands multi-storey

Note: during bad weather, the roof section of The Sands may be closed for safety. There will be notices in place to advise you.

Monday to Sunday 24 hours

Monday to Sunday 8.00am to 10.00pm
0-2 hours: £1.60
80p per hour thereafter

277 vehicles

Riverside Place

Providence RowMonday to Sunday 24 hours

Monday to Saturday 8.00am to 6.00pm

30p per half hour

19 vehicles

Providence Row
​DH1 1LH

03000 263 985

SidegateMonday to Sunday 24 hours

Monday to Sunday 8.00am to 10.00pm
0-2 hours: £1.60
80p per hour thereafter

107 vehicles

03000 263 985

Car parks operated by third parties

These car parks are available for parking but are exempt from Free after 2.00pm.

Durham City Park and Ride service

See Durham City Park and Ride information - Durham City Park and Ride

Coach parking

Coach parking is available at Belmont - see Coach parking in Durham City

Report a problem with one of our car parks

Report a problem with a council car park online - this is for council-run car parks only (not privately owned car parks). If a car park is privately owned, contact them directly. Contact details should be displayed in the car park.

Contact us
Parking Services
03000 263 985
Our address is:
  • P.O. Box 568
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 9GP