As well as being able to park on car parks, you can park on the city's roads as long as you comply with all relevant restrictions
and regulations. Information about parking bays and waiting restrictions is summarised below. We are responsible for enforcing
all on-street parking, including yellow line restrictions.
The areas you can park in will be clearly marked on the road as white parking bays. This style of bay is used for different types of parking restrictions:
Pay and Display parking is available on some of the city's streets. A machine at the location will tell you how long you can stay and how much you need to pay.
Residents parking schemes allow residents and businesses to use a permit to park in residents parking bays. Use the link from this page to find out more about residents parking schemes.
Disabled parking bays in Stoke-on-Trent, can be used by Blue Badge holders ONLY, where they are marked on the road with the letters 'DISABLED', and are accompanied by a sign showing the parking and blue badge symbols. Please click on the link at the bottom of this page for more information.
Limited Waiting Areas have signs nearby to tell you the time of the day and the actual days when parking is allowed.
Loading and Unloading bays are areas marked on the road with the words 'LOADING ONLY'. This will be accompanied by a sign with the prescribed hours of operation. Follow the link from this page for information.
Waiting restrictions apply to the road, pavement and verge. The area where these restrictions apply is normally indicated by yellow lines along the edge of the road and a sign nearby. The sign may be on posts or lighting columns on the verge or pavement.
Single yellow lines indicate that waiting is restricted for part of day.
Double yellow lines indicate that waiting is restricted 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for at least four consecutive months of the year.
Clearway signs indicate that no waiting or stopping is allowed in an area. This includes dropping off or picking up passengers or goods. In an Urban Clearway the restricted area is identified by a sign at the beginning and end of the clearway restriction. There are no other road markings relating to the restriction.
Bus stops are clearways and marked with a wide yellow line with a yellow box. There will also be a sign on the verge or pavement.