Welcome to Parking Services
Chesterfield Borough Council’s Parking Services manages off-street car parking for approximately 3,000 vehicles per day within the town centre and outer fringe sites. Two thirds of the parking stock is surface 'Pay and Display' car parks and the remainder are controlled by 'Pay on Return' schemes. Approximately 2.5 million customers use the service per year, a number of which are blue badge holders. The Council provides 107 spaces, the majority of which are wide bays specifically for use by drivers/passengers with a disability. Charges for parking, plus help line details, are displayed on prominent information boards in the vicinity of the pay machines on each car park.
Parking Services deal with the administration of the Residents Parking Scheme within the Borough on behalf of the Derbyshire County Council.
Free Parking for Residents
Our scheme which offers free parking for residents, at certain times of the day, has been extended in a move designed to boost trade in local shops.
Residents can park for free
Before 10am Monday to Saturday After 3pm Monday to Saturday All day on Sundays and Bank Holidays
in the following car parks only
• Albion Road
• Ashgate Road
• Derbyshire Times
• Devonshire Street
• Durrant Road
• Hollis Lane
• Holywell Cross
• Spa Lane
• Station Road
• St Mary’s Gate
• Theatre Lane
• West Street
The scheme does not apply to all other car parks and any on-street car parking bays.
Councillor John Burrows, Chesterfield Borough Council leader and executive member for regeneration, said: “High Streets up and down the country are facing real challenges due to the general economic climate and the growth of online shopping.
“By increasing significantly the successful free parking scheme we will attract more residents into Chesterfield town centre to come and use local shops. This should provide a welcome boost to the local economy.”
Regular users of the Council's off-street car parks and multi storey car parks can take advantage of our Parking Saver options. These provide a significant saving whether parking for only a few days a week or more regularly on a monthly basis; single use scratch cards or equivalent are available across a range of sites that enable you to keep an advance ticket (scratch card) in your car that you can activate upon arrival on any day you choose (minimum purchase 5 scratch cards) making them perfect for both people who work in the town and visitors alike. For more information regarding our Parking Saver options, call Parking Services on 01246 345593.
Failure to comply with the parking regulations
A Penalty Charge Notice may be issued to any vehicle parked in contravention of the parking regulations (16MB) e.g. failure to display a valid ticket in your vehicle whilst parked in a Pay and Display car park.
Coach parking is available in the town centre by prior arrangement with the Visitor Information Centre Tel: 01246 345777.
HGV Lorry Parking
Facilities are available for overnight parking of HGV lorries on our Ashgate Road site which operates as a Park and Walk site during the day, situated a short distance from the town centre amenities.
Safe Car Parks
CCTV covers the majority of our town centre car parks, which operate 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Eleven car parks have been awarded a secure Park Mark status.
If you believe that there is a fault with the signs and lines on-street, please visit the ParkSmarter website.
If you believe that there is a fault with the signs and lines off-street, please call 01246 345593.
Click here to view car parking opening times and charges.