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Car parks

Our car parks are open 24 hours.

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Christmas parking offer

Together with Experience Guildford, we are offering shoppers free parking in some of the Pay and Display car parks every Thursday from 4pm from 23 November to 21 December.

Car parks taking part in this offer include:

  • Leapale Road

  • Bedford Road Multi-Storey

  • Bright Hill

  • Millbrook

  • Bedford Road Surface

  • G Live

  • Mary Road

  • Commercial Road pay and display

  • Old Police Station

  • Upper High Street (Eastgate)

  • Waitrose

Season tickets

Season ticket parking operates in four town centre car parks, although there is currently a waiting list for each one.

Car parkType of ticketAnnual cost (from 1/4/17 - 31/3/18)
Farnham Road multi-storeyFive day (Monday to Friday)£1,907.48
Farnham Road multi-storeySix day (Monday to Saturday)£2,288.95
York Road multi-storeyFive day (Monday to Friday)£1,907.48
York Road multi-storeySix day (Monday to Saturday)£2,288.95
Bedford Road multi-storeyFive day (Monday to Friday)£2,146.26
Guildford ParkFive day (Monday to Friday)£1,000.00

Farnham Road and York Road car parks are pay-on-foot car parks and season ticket holders will be given a card to use when they exit the car park.

Bedford Road and Guildford Park car park season ticket holders will be given a permit, which is displayed in the car.

The season ticket holder chooses their own car park space in each car park.

To apply

If you would like to join the waiting list for a car park season ticket, please email or write to the Parking Office, stating:

  • the number of season tickets you would like

  • the car park you would like

  • your name, address, email address and daytime telephone number.

Payment

Payment for season tickets runs from 1 April to 31 March and the cost will be pro-rata, depending on when spaces are taken.

Cancellation

To cancel your season ticket, you must write to the Parking Office giving one month's notice (this is taken from the date the office receives your letter).

 



Contract parking

Contract parking offers an allocated space with a permit for the space. Contract parking is available at various car parks in the town centre, although there is currently a waiting list for each car park.

Your permit must be clearly shown in the vehicle. 

Type of contractAnnual cost (from 1/4/17 - 31/3/18)
Five day (Monday to Friday)£2,407.80
Six day (Monday to Saturday)£2,889.18

To apply

If you would like to join the waiting list for contract parking in one of our car parks, please email or write to the Parking Office, stating:

  • the number of spaces you would like

  • the car park you would like

  • your name, address, email address and daytime telephone number.

Payment

Payments for contract parking run from 1 April to 31 March and the cost will be pro-rata, depending on when spaces are taken.

Cancellation

To cancel your contract parking space, you must write to the Parking Office giving one month's notice (this is taken from the date the office receives your letter).

Pre-payment cards

Pre-payment cards offer an alternative to contract parking and season tickets in the town centre. 

How to apply

  • Contact the Parking Office on 01483 444538 to request an application form for your pre-payment card.

  • When your card is ready to collect, you will be asked to add £100 of credit on your card. You can pay with cash or a credit/debit card.

  • Once this credit has been used, you can add more credit using the pay machines in any of the pay-on-foot car parks.

  • The amount of credit you can buy ranges from £20 to £250.

The cards are for use in the following car parks:

  • Castle Car Park

  • Farnham Road multi-storey

  • Tunsgate Car Park

  • York Road multi-storey

Card discount

The pre-payment cards offer a discount of 10 per cent on the current fees, which are:

Castle Car Park/Tunsgate Car Park: £1.30 per hour or part hour, increasing to £2.00 per hour or part hour after three hours.

Farnham Road Multi-Storey/York Road Multi-Storey: £1 per hour or part hour.

The card is not valid for on-street parking bays, pay and display car parks or in contract car parks. The card is also not valid for use in car parks operated by other organisations.

    Motorcycles can park for free in marked motorcycle bays in:

    • Bedford Road car park
    • Bright Hill car park
    • Commercial Road car park
    • Millbrook car park
    • Old Police Station car park
    • Castle car park has marked motorcycle bays with payment due on exit.

    Car parking height restrictions

    The following car parks have height restriction barriers set at 1.83 metres.

    • Bedford Road
    • Bright Hill Surface
    • Castle
    • Farnham
    • Leapale Road
    • Tunsgate
    • Walnut Tree Close
    • York

    Green scheme for electric vehicles

    Guildford Borough Council has introduced a Green Scheme, which enables owners of electric vehicles to apply for a  icon Green Parking Permit [59.68KB] free of charge, which gives discounted parking in car parks.

    An applicant is required to provide a copy of the Vehicle Registration Document (V5C) on application, which would confirm the vehicle was powered solely by electricity.

    The permit must be displayed on the front of the vehicle to which the permit relates. Failure to display the permit will result in a Penalty Charge.

    If parking in regular (that is, not Green) bays, it is necessary for drivers to buy a pay and display ticket on arrival at the car park. Your three hours free parking will be calculated from the expiry of your pay and display ticket.

    Exception to the rule is if you park in Bedford Road Multi Storey Car Park in one of the designated Green Bays. These bays will be free of charge with a valid Green Parking Permit. Please be advised you must park correctly within the bay marking. Bays are designed for small electric vehicles only.

    Also free of charge are Ash Vale and Shalford Park Car Parks.

    Please find a list of car parks below to which the Green Scheme applies:

    • Bedford Road Multi Storey (two green bays on level 1 which can only be used by small electric vehicles)
    • Leapale Road Multi Storey
    • Bedford Road Surface
    • Millbrook
    • Commercial Road 2
    • Mary Road
    • Old Police Station
    • Upper High Street
    • G Live
    • Lawn Road (Saturdays Only)
    • Robin Hood (Saturdays Only)
    • St Josephs Church (Saturdays Only)
    • Portsmouth Road (Saturdays Only)

    These car parks can be used on Sundays but normal Sunday rates apply.

    The scheme does not apply in on-street pay and display places or North Street Car Park. (These are short-stay spaces.)


    Parking enforcement - 10 minute grace period

    Drivers who overstay in a car park, or parking space, have a ten-minute grace period after their permitted parking time has expired before they may be issued with a ticket.

    (The permitted time could be the time on their pay and display ticket or the time they are allowed to park in a bay with a time restriction.)