Information about car park permits, tradesperson's permits, and Lancaster pedestrian zone parking permits.
Car park permits for Lancaster and Morecambe
To apply for (or renew) a car park permit in Lancaster and Morecambe please download and complete the relevant form below.
Please note that 5 day permits are for Monday to Friday parking only.
How to pay
You can pay for your car park permit by:
- Direct debit - Please sign and return an original copy of our direct debit mandate (payments are debited over 10 months from April to January)
- Credit or debit card - call us on 01524 582957 to make a payment
- Cheque made payable to Lancaster City Council
Apply for a refund
Tradesperson's parking permit
This permit allows tradespeople to park in any on-street residents' parking zone, or any on-street pay and display parking bay in Lancaster or Morecambe.
Lancaster pedestrian zone parking and dispensations
Disabled parking arrangements
The Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO) introduced on 1st December 2014 makes significant changes to the disabled parking arrangements in the Pedestrian Zone. From this date all Blue Badge holders can access part of the Zone to park in the designated bays on New Street and Church Street. Vehicles correctly displaying a valid Blue Badge can park for a maximum of three hours (with no return within six hours) but cannot park anywhere outside the designated bays.
Blue Badge holders will not be able to access the rest of the Zone by vehicle - ie Market Square, the lower part of Market Street, Cheapside and the whole of Penny Street.
Emergency parking dispensations
Goods vehicles may access the Zone from 5pm to midnight and midnight to 10am. Should there be a need to access to undertake emergency repairs outside of these hours (i.e. within the core hours of 10am to 5pm) and the vehicle is an essential part of the works, permission will be required. The driver/company will need to request a discretionary dispensation from the restrictions by contacting the city council’s parking team on 01524 582648. A fee may be payable for the dispensation depending on the length of time required.
Property repairs and planned maintenance
As previously mentioned goods vehicles may access the Zone from 5pm to midnight and midnight to 10am. Loading and unloading is permitted within these times if it is being carried out continuously. Should there be a need to park then permission will be required and the driver/company will need to request a discretionary dispensation from the restrictions by contacting the parking team on 01524 582648. Again a fee may be payable depending on the length of time required.