ParkingLast updated: 30 January 2014 11:18 UK
Portsmouth City Council provides a range of parking services, including:
- resident parking schemes, on-street parking and council car parks
- disabled driver parking
- abandoned vehicle and non-motorised vehicle removal
As well as ensuring fair parking for residents, businesses and visitors, we play a vital role in keeping the city moving, monitoring major roads from our traffic control room. We also promote road safety and fight vehicle crime alongside the police.
Our contact details are under 'Parking' on our contacts page - for any urgent queries outside of office hours, phone the Traffic Management Centre on 023 9268 8290.
Motorcycles can park for free in a number of places around the city, including:
- all Portsmouth City Council carparks, as long as they park completely within a marked bay
- all on-street pay and display areas
- for as long as required in residents' parking zones.
Car parks with marked bays specifically for motorcycles are: Ashby Place, Clarence Pier, Seafront D-Day, Guildhall Walk, Greetham Street, The Harbour, London Road and Seafront The Esplanade - follow the link for a full list of council-run car parks.
Motorcycles must abide by restrictions in non-permitted limited waiting bays and may not park on double or single yellow lines, in taxi ranks, bus stops, disabled bays or loading bays.
Civil Parking Enforcement - code of practice
The Code of Practice for the council's Civil Enforcement Officers to follow when issuing penalty charge notices and/or vehicle removals can be found below.
Annual parking reports
Our most recent annual parking report can be found in the 'associated documents' section below.
Associated documents:Portsmouth City Council - Annual Parking report 2012 - 2013 (0.21 MB)
Parking InformationDisabled parking bays - Frequently Asked Questions
Disabled parking & Blue Badges - Frequently Asked Questions
Parking fines - Penalty Charge Notices
Disabled parking & Blue Badges
Residents' parking zones
Street parking charges for cars and coaches
Car parks - charges, information & tickets
Residents' parking survey results