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Car Park FAQ



What is Council responsible for in relation to parking?

Council is responsible for 30 Off-Street car parks across the City and District.


What is Council not responsible for?

  • On-street parking  
  • Private Car Parks
  • Residential Car Parking
  • Retail Parks

To read more about the parking enforcements, click here


What about parking on a Street/Road?

On-Street Parking is the responsibility of the Department for Infrastructure.  

Telephone:-  028 82254811



Car-Park Charging

Parking charges normally apply from Monday to Saturday from 8:30am to 6:30pm


For 2024 the non-charging days for pay and display car parks are:

  • Monday 1st January 2024
  • Monday 18th March 2024
  • Monday 1st April 2024
  • Friday 12th July 2024
  • Saturday 13th July 2024
  • Wednesday 25th December 2024
  • Thursday 26th December 2024
  • Wednesday 1st January 2025


Please note, although parking charges do not apply on these dates, all other parking restrictions stay enforceable.


Can I park a vehicle overnight in a Council car park?

There is currently no provision for overnight parking.


What are the opening times of the car parks?

None of the car parks close, with the exception of the following:-

William Street Car Park, Derry/Londonderry  

Monday to Saturday: 07.30 – 22.00 hours

Sunday:  09.00 – 20.00 hours

If your vehicle is locked in the car park please call 075 1528 2723 


Where can I park a motorhome/campervan?

The wheelbase of the vehicle must fit into the marked bays.  These bays are for parking only and not for long-term stay.


Who Carries out Parking Enforcement?

From 1st April 2024 Car Parking enforcement is carried out by NSL (Marston Holdings Ltd) this was previously the responsibility of DfI.


How do I report issues about signage, lining or layout?

Contact Council’s Off- Street Car Parking Department

Email: [email protected] 

Telephone: 028 71253253   Ext: 6919



Who is responsible for Blue Badges?

The Department for Infrastructure, Transport NI, Blue Badge Unit, Castle Barracks, Wellington Place, Enniskillen, BT74 7HN

Telephone:  0300 200 7818.

for more information, click here


How do I apply for a Blue Badge?

You can apply by clicking here


Where can I park in Council car parks?

There are designated spaces for Blue Badge holders in every car park.


Do Blue Badge holders have to pay for parking in Council car parks?

Yes, everyone has to pay in Pay & Display car parks.


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