Free Parking (City Council car parks only)
Throughout December parking will also be free after 3pm in all towns (Monday to Saturday) and free all day on Sundays.
We will also be offering free parking after 3pm at the following car parks during the Christmas light switch on events:
2 December - Fenton
4 December - Meir
11 December - Tunstall
19 November - City Centre (Hanley)
27 November - Longton
27 November - Burslem
28 November - Stoke
We have 33 car parks in the city. 11 of these are in Hanley - the city centre. We own and manage 3342 car parking
spaces, 117 disabled spaces and 33 motorcycle spaces.
We patrol our car parks on a regular basis to provide a safe and secure environment for customers.
Parking for people with disabilities
Blue Badge holders can park on all of our surface car parks for free. Please note that there is a maximum stay limit on
our short stay car parks (usually 2 hours). If you park for longer on these car parks you could receive a Penalty Charge Notice.
If you need to park for longer, you can use one of our long stay car parks and park there for free all day. Please look at the charges pages to find out whether the car parks are long or short stay.
Please note that all motorists including vehicles displaying a blue badge will be required to pay to use Meigh Street and John Street Multi Storey Car Parks.
Disabled persons parking spaces
There are many people who use disabled persons parking spaces when they don't have a blue badge. This is illegal and you could get a penalty charge notice.
Please follow the links on the left to find out the charges and locations of all council operated car parks in the city.
All of our parking meters will accept the following coins for payment of a ticket:
If you regularly use our Pay and Display car parks you may find that a season ticket or commuter permit will save you money - see below for prices and an application form.
Downloading our documents
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