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Car parks

Our car parks are open 24 hours.

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Parking enforcement - new rules give 10 minute grace period

New regulations, which come into force on 6 April 2015, will give motorists who overstay in a car park, or parking space, 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.)

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.)