Welcome to Parking Services.

Get all the latest information regarding parking in our districts including maps, tariffs, forms and live parking space information on the main city car parks.

Plus everything you need to know about Park and Ride, the greenest, cheapest and fastest way for car drivers and their passengers to get to Canterbury city centre.

Frequently asked questions

Annual review of off-street and on-street parking arrangements for 2007 – Proposals for consultation

As part of the Council’s annual review of charges in order to set the budget for 2007/08, changes to parking charges are also being reviewed. You are invited to have your say on these proposals.

Christmas Park & Ride

For details of our extra services and extended hours over the festive season and for a printable timetable please visit our Christmas Services page

Castle Street Multi-Storey Car Park

We’re making major improvements to the car park. For more information and instructions on how to obtain a permit please visit the web page

We’re winning awards

29 of the council’s car parks have been awarded the prestigious Park Mark Award for safer parking. This scheme is operated on behalf of the Association of Chief Police Officers by the British Parking Association

The Park Mark Safer Parking award is granted to parking areas that have achieved the requirements of a risk assessment as conducted by the Police. These requirements mean the parking operator has put in place measures that help to deter criminal activity and anti-social behaviour, thereby doing everything they can to prevent crime and reduce the fear of crime in their parking area.

A full list of car park facilities is available to view,including the winners.

More information about this award is available on the Parkmark website

Traffic Regulation Orders

Try using our new interactive Traffic Regulation Order service. You can check the lines and bays that relate to your area and read the Traffic Order that relates to them. If you have a specific request or if your query relates to new lines then please follow the instructions for contacting us directly.

Off street regulations

Find the latest infornmation on off street parking in our Off Street Parking Paces Order 2006

New On-street Pay & Display

After a successful installation period in part of Longport in Canterbury, between Lower Chantry Lane and Love Lane,we are extending the trial to include part of Monastery Street, Church Street (St Paul’s), Edward Road,Albert Road, Dover Street, Vernon Place, Cossington Road and Nunnery Road changing from Voucher Parking to Pay & Display. Drivers wishing to park there during the times when charges apply (8am – 6.30pm, Monday to Saturday) must buy a ticket from one of the ticket machines that have been installed and display the ticket clearly in the windscreen of their car. Parking costs 1p per minute, minimum 10p and maximum £2.00. Permit holders may continue to park in these parking bays as before

Disabled Customers

Read updated information about making our services accessible to all and how our customers can help us to improve.

Pay your Penalty Charge Notice On line

You can pay your Penalty Charge Notice on the City Council’s On line Payments Site.

Season Cards and Payment Cards

You can buy Park and Ride Card at a 20% discount or enjoy a 10% discount by using a Pay & Display Card. Telephone the Parking Services Office to request an application form for either type of card.


The new car park in the Whitefriars shopping development in Canterbury is operated on behalf of Canterbury City Council by Land Securities. All enquiries about this car park should be directed to Euro Car Parks on 01227 826 769.

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Monday 02/27 10%
Mostly clear. Lows overnight in the upper 20s.
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Tuesday 02/28 30%
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