Parking

There are few issues that create as much tension as parking. Our preferred option is that you do not bring a car but if you do it is well that you do not get parking tickets and do not upset your neighbours.

Unless you have a private drive parking outside your door is likely to be impossible and you may have to get used to parking some distance from the house.

Most properties within Durham City are entitled to purchase two parking permits per house or one per apartment. To buy a parking permit, you will need to visit the Parking Shop at:

Suite 1
Forster House
Forster Business Centre
Finchale Road
Framwellgate Moo
DH1 5HL

Tel: 0191 384 6633

but you will need a copy of your vehicle documents and your lease. Let us know and we will provide one. 

Please park considerately - if you want to really fall out with neighbours try parking on the pavement or blocking their drive - it never fails! 

If you feel that you are having parking problems please let us know and we may be able to help by offering a long term private parking space.

Most of Gilesgate is not covered by the CPZ but this creates its own problem as people use Gilesgate as a free car park and work the short distance into the shops or their office. Living in Gilesgate often means that there are fewer spaces to park you car. 

Please note: some newer houses in the city centre are not permitted parking permits. 

Some areas are outside the parking restriction zone. This is not an invitation to bring as many cars as you want as space is still tight and you will annoy your neighbours if the street starts looking like a used car lot! 

If you do get a ticket which you think is hard - then you can appeal it at appeals.durham@nslservices.co.uk 

Please remember that the parking attendants in the city do a difficult job and without them it would be chaos. Please be nice to them as it works out much easier that way !

 

Resident Permits

Resident Permits will only be issued by the Parking Shop to residents within the Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) at a cost of £30.00 per year. Permits for three, six or nine month periods are available for temporary residents, for example students with a tenancy agreement.

The permits are for use by residents only and have the vehicle registration number printed on them. Permits are non-transferable between vehicles. The vehicle must be registered in the name of the applicant. Permits can be transferred to a new vehicle on return of the permit.

Permits will not be issued for passenger vehicles weighing over 7.5 tonnes or those longer than 6 metres.

The permit allows residents to park in both permit holder only areas and pay and display bays.

A maximum of two permits will be issued per household. Additional vehicle details should be supplied with an application for more than one permit. If the household has off street parking available, the number of permits will be reduced by the number of off street parking places. Off street parking provision need not be attached to the property and may be in the form of detached garages, parking spaces etc. Properties which are multiple occupancy, such as a house sub-divided into flats, will be treated as one residence and will be eligible to apply for two permits unless it is split into several discrete flats and is registered with the council as such. In this case each flat will be entitled to one permit.

Resident Permits are zone specific and cannot be used in any other zone other than the zone in which the resident's property is located.

Please note, due to the historic nature of the streets within the CPZ the supply of on street parking space is limited in some areas.  

Resident Visitor Permit (scratchcard)

Scratchcards will only be issued by the Parking Shop to residents within the Controlled Parking Zone and can be purchased at a cost of £3.00 per book. A maximum of six books may be purchased per household every three months. The following types of scratchcard books are available:

fifteen three-hour scratchcards

five one-day scratchcards.

The scratchcard allows visitors to park in both permit holder only areas and pay and display bays. Three of the three hour scratchcards can be used for a full day's parking in other words, the tenth hour is free. There is no limit on the number of scratchcards that can be used consecutively to allow a visitor to stay all day or for a number of days.

Please note that residents cannot purchase new books of scratchcards until they have used up their current allocation.

Durham City Controlled Parking Zone - Pay & Display & Permit Holder Areas

Zone A

Pay & Display

Elvet Hill Road

Potters Bank

Quarryheads Lane

Zone J

 

Pay & Display

 

Margery Lane

 

Zone B

Pay & Display

Anchorage Terrace

Church Street 

 

Church Street Villas

 

Gladstone Villas

 

Hallgarth Street

 

Hallgarth Street\Whinney Hill Link Road

 

The Hallgarth

 

Oswald Court

 

Stockton Road

 

Whinney Hill

 

Permit Holder Area

 

Alexandria Crescent (rear)

 

Back Nevilldale Tce

 

Beech Crest

 

Briardene

 

Brierville

 

Crossgate Peth (north west side)

 

Nevilldale Tce

 

Summerville

 

 

Permit Holder Area

Boyd Street

Hallgarth Cul de Sac 

 

Hallgarth View

 

Highwood View

 

The Hallgarth

 

Mountjoy Crescent

 

Oswald Court cul de sac

 

Oswald Court\Church Lane Flats

 

South Entrance to Durham Johnstone

 

Comprehensive School

 

Whinney Hill cul de sac

 

Zone K

 

Pay & Display

 

Flass Street

 

John Street

 

Mowbray Street

 

Sutton Street

 

Waddington Street

 

Permit Holder Area

Boyd Street

 

 

Permit Holder Area

 

Bridge Street Access

 

Lambton Street

 

Zone C

 

Pay & Display 

 

Elvet Waterside

 

Green Lane

 

New Elvet

 

Old Elvet

 

Prison Green

 

 

Zone L

 

Pay & Display

 

Framwellgate Peth (Access Rd)

 

North Road

 

Permit Holder Area

 

Elvet Crescent

 

 

Permit Holder Area

 

Princes street

 

Zone D

 

Permit Holder Area

 

Leazes Court

 

 

Zone M

 

Permit Holder Area 

 

Albert Street

 

West Terrace

 

Back Western Hill

 

Millbank Court

 

Obelisk Lane

 

Valeside

 

Zone E

 

Pay & Display

 

Claypath 

 

Ellis Leazes

 

Gilesgate

 

Leazes Lane

 

Renny Street

 

Zone N

 

Pay & Display

 

Hawthorn Terrace

 

Holly Street

 

Laburnam Avenue

 

Lawson Tce

 

May Street

 

Mistletoe Street

 

The Avenue

 

Permit Holder Area

 

Douglas Villas

 

Hillcrest

 

Kepier Terrace

 

Kepier Villas

 

Mayorswell Close

 

Mayorswell Field

 

Ravensworth Terrace

 

The Chains

 

Wear View

 

Zone O

 

Pay & Display

 

Atherton Street

 

Allergate

 

Allergate Terrace

 

East Atherton Street

 

Mitchell Street

 

New Street

 

Neville Street

 

Zone F

 

Pay & Display

 

Orchard Drive

 

The Sands

 

Zone P

 

Pay & Display

 

George Street

 

Percy Tce

 

St John's Road

 

Permit Holder Area

 

Ferens Close

 

Ferens Park

 

Orchard Drive cul de sac

 

Wanless Terrace

 

Wearside Drive

 

Permit Holder Area

 

Farnley Hey Road

 

Farnley Mount

 

Farnley Ridge

 

Zone G

 

Pay & Display 

 

Framwellgate Waterside

 

Frankland Lane

 

Sidegate

 

 

Permit Holder Area

 

Sidegate Cul De Sac

 

 

Zone H

 

Pay & Display 

 

Pelaw Leazes Lane

 

St Hild's Lane

 

Station Lane

 

Zone D resident permits can be used in Zone E

Zone E resident permits can be used in Zone D

Zone I resident permits can be used in Zone N

Zone J resident permits can be used in Zone N

Zone L resident permits can be used in Zone M

Zone M resident permits can be used in Zone L

Zone N resident permits can be used in Zone J

Zone O resident permits can be used in Zone N

 

Zone I

 

Pay & Display

 

Castle Chare

 

Crossgate

 

Grove Street

 

Pimlico

 

South Street

 

Business Permits are valid in all pay and display bays

and permit holder areas within Durham City

 

Permit Holder Area

 

Crossgate (North Side Cul De Sac)

 

Crossgate (South Side Cul De Sac)

 

Grape Lane

 

Highgate

 

Tenter Terrace

 

 

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained on this page. As parking restrictions do change from time to time it is the reponsibility of the driver to check signs on street. Where they appear to be differences between the information contained on this sheet and the signing on street, the signing on streets takes precedence.