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Controlled Parking Zones and areas


A Controlled Parking Area (CPA) or Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) is an area where special parking restrictions apply

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We provide free parking for NHS staff, health and social care workers and NHS volunteers (critical care workers) in our car parks and on street bays. You need to apply for a government permit from your employer which can be displayed in your car. Use the NHS Free Parking Search to find free parking locations.

Controlled parking helps reduce and control the problems of long stay parking by commuters and office workers, which then helps create space for short stay visitors, such as shoppers and tourists as well as residents and their visitors. 

The zones/areas have many similar parking restrictions to those found when parking on the streets in other places, and you may need a permit before you can park.

Pay and display bays and permit holder only areas are restricted between certain hours (please refer to signage). Parking is free outside of operational hours and on bank holidays.

 

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