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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).

What happens if you don't pay a parking fine


If you don't pay your parking fine (Penalty Charge Notice), we can go through a series of processes to get the money from you.

If you have received a parking fine and want to pay it, please see our Pay a parking fine page. If you want to challenge it, see Challenge a parking fine.

If you have not paid or challenged the fine: or have received a Notice to Owner through the post: