Skip Navigation

Parking permits for Christchurch car parks

Parking permit information for Christchurch car parks

Prices for season tickets available for car parks within Christchurch are listed below. Residents receive reduced rates and these are also shown. A resident is a person residing within the Borough of Christchurch and whose name would normally appear on the electoral register.

Season permits can be issued for a maximum of two vehicle registration numbers 

We also have permits for the parking of heavy commercial, public service and goods vehicles - please contact us for further details.

Shopping permit

This permit allows parking of up to two hours (three hours at the leisure centre) at any of the 'shopping' car parks listed below:

Saxon Square; Bypass; Bridge Street; Bank Close; Pit Site; Wick Lane; Bargates (formerly Law Courts); Wortley Road; Purewell Dairy; Leisure Centre and Willow Way.

Return is prohibited within three hours.

Application FormsYear 2014/15Residents' rateNon residents and business owners
Shopping Annual (pdf, 114kb) (opens in a new window)

1 April to
31 March

£95£95
Shopping 7 month (pdf, 114kb) (opens in a new window)1 September
to 31 March
£62£62
Shopping 6 month (pdf, 113kb) (opens in a new window)1 October
to 31 March
£56£56


Full permit

This permit allows unlimited parking in all the borough's car parks, but with a restriction of four hours parking in Highcliffe Castle car park and Priory car park (1 April to 30 September) and two hours parking in the following car parks (8am to 7pm):

Wick Lane, Saxon Square; Bypass (except designated long stay parking bays); Bank Close; Bridge Street.

Return is prohibited within three hours.

Application FormsYear 2014/15Residents' rateNon residents and business owners
Full Annual (pdf, 234kb) (opens in a new window)1 April to
31 March
£279£457
Full 8 month (pdf, 234kb) (opens in a new window)1 March to
31 October
£220£404
Full 6 month (summer) (pdf, 234kb) (opens in a new window)1 April to
30 September
£162£303
Full 6 month (winter) (pdf, 232kb) (opens in a new window)1 October
to 31 March
£145£263


East Dorset Bowls Club

Designed for bowlers, allows four hours parking weekdays and five hours parking at weekends in the Leisure Centre car park.

Application FormYear 2014/15Residents' rateNon residents and business owners
EDBC 7 month (pdf, 154kb) (opens in a new window)1 October
to 30 April
£40£40


Leisure Centre permit

For frequent users of the leisure centre, allows a total of four hours parking per day in the leisure centre car park.

Application FormsYear 2014/15Residents' rateNon residents and business owners
LC Annual (pdf, 154kb) (opens in a new window) 1 April to
31 March
£58£58
LC 6 month (pdf, 154kb) (opens in a new window)1 October
to 31 March
£33£33

Disabled Parking Exemption Permit 

If you are a Disabled Badge Holder and are in receipt of one of the allowances listed below, you may apply for a Disabled Parking Exemption Permit (pdf, 649kb) (opens in a new window). This will entitle you to free unlimited parking in any of Christchurch Borough Council's Pay and Display Car Parks. The permit must be used for the benefit of the Disabled Badge Holder only and must not be used by any other person. The Disabled Badge must be displayed in conjunction with the permit. The qualifying criteria are:-

1. High Rate Mobility Allowance of the Disability Living Allowance (if you only use your tax exempt vehicle, you need not apply)

2. High Rate Attendance Allowance (if over 65 years of age)

3. Low Rate Attendance Allowance (if over 65 years of age) and are incapable of walking more than 30 metres (written statement required)

4. War Pensions Mobility Supplement

Please note

Buying a permit does not guarantee that a space will be available. At certain times of the year we reserve the right to grant free parking, or to close car parks (for example in the case of essential maintenance or a special event).

No refund of the permit fee will be made in respect of such periods.

A two metre height restriction applies in some car parks.

Powered by GOSS iCM
Feedback Form