If a ticket machine is out of order, you should use an alternative ticket machine within the same car park (if applicable). Payment by mobile phone is available in all city centre Council operated car parks, with the service introduced at selected on-street areas from Monday 19 September 2016. Details of cashless parking by mobile phone can be found here.
To report a defective ticket machine, please contact Parking Services on 0191 261 4503 and quote the location and machine reference number.
If you lose money in a machine or do not get credited with the paid for time and wish to claim a refund please complete the online form available here. This form will enable us to collect all the required information to process your refund request and allow you to attach a scanned image of any supporting evidence, such as a pay and display ticket.
Please include your contact details and all details of the date, time and location of payment so this can be verified. If you received a pay and display ticket, please enclose a copy or scan of this document as supporting evidence.