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To report a weather emergency, or if you are vulnerable and need help, call 03000 26 0000.

See our Disruptions, closures and warnings page for current road, school and library closures.

Small Business Saturday 4 December, free parking after 10.00am with the exclusions detailed below.

Free parking after 2.00pm in Durham County Council on street and off street car parks across the county from 1 April 2021 - no ticket needed.

Offer excludes car parks at Hardwick Park in Sedgefield, Wharton Park Durham, or Riverside Park in Chester-le-Street (consisting of South Ropery Lane, North Ropery Lane and the Donald Owen Clark car parks).

Motorcycle and moped parking

In some areas of the county, motorcycle parking bays can be found, providing designated space for parking.

Motorcycles are subject to the same rules as other vehicles - if you park where you should not, you will receive a parking fine. Motorcycles and mopeds must not park in bicycle stands.

Durham City

There are motorcycle spaces in:

  • Framwellgate Waterside
  • the bottom of Claypath opposite Millennium Place
  • Cross View Terrace, Neville's Cross

Pay and display

Motorcycles can also park in our pay and display bays without time limit and without charge, When parking on-street please try to take up the minimum amount of room by parking at 90 degrees to the kerb.


Hardwick Park has dedicated bays, but Wharton Park does not.


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