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Full season permit

We use an online system for purchasing a parking permit. By using the system you will no longer receive a physical permit, instead receiving a virtual permit. 

Permits can be shared between two vehicles however cannot be used at the same time. The virtual permit system can register when the permit is being used fraudulently.  If this is found to be the case your permit will be cancelled and no refund issued.

Please ensure you enter the correct registration number into the system - particular care should be taken when entering 0 (zero, the number) and O (the letter).  Mistakes will result in the issue of a Penalty Charge Notice.

We also have permits for the parking of heavy commercial, public service and goods vehicles - please contact us if you have any queries.

Permit details

This permit allows unlimited parking in all car parks in Christchurch, but with a restriction of 4 hours parking in Highcliffe Castle car park (all year), Priory car park (1 April to 30 September), and 2 hours parking in the following car parks (8am to 7pm):

Wick Lane (8am to 6:30pm); Bank Close; Bridge Street; Saxon Square (except designated long stay parking bays on the lower floor) and Bypass (except designated long stay parking bays)

Residents receive reduced rates and these are shown below. A resident is a person residing within the area formerly known as the Borough of Christchurch and whose name would normally appear on the electoral register.

Residents of Christchurch town centre who have no off-street parking at their property can apply for an enhanced season permit for an additional cost (resident rate plus 25% premium) which, in addition to the terms and conditions specified, will allow unlimited parking at one of the following nominated shopping car parks - Wick Lane, Bank Close, Saxon Square (designated long stay bays on lower floor only) or Bridge Street.

Beach hut owners at Mudeford Sandbank and Friars Cliff who are not residents of Christchurch may apply for one permit at the resident rate. Additional permits must be purchased at the non resident rate.

Please select 'Christchurch Season Tickets' for Permit category and 'Beach hut owners only' for Permit type when making your online application.

Return is prohibited within 3 hours.

View the full terms and conditions for this parking permit. 

parking fees
Year 2019/20Resident rateNon resident and business owners
1 April to 31 March £290 £475
1 March to 31 October £228 £420
1 April to 30 September £168 £315
1 October to 31 March £151 £273

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 (1.95m in Wick lane and Leisure Centre East car parks).

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