Newcastle City Council operates approximately 2,200 on-street parking places.

Parking charges on the street in Newcastle are operational every day of the week and apply throughout the year, including Bank Holidays, with the exception of Christmas Day, 25 December.

The method of charging for parking on the street is as follows:

Payment at a ticket machine or by cashless parking at the locations where payment by mobile phone was introduced from Monday 19 September 2016. These charges apply between 8am and 6.30pm, every day in the City Centre. These charges also apply between 8am and 6.30pm, Monday to Saturday outside of the City Centre. Motorists are required to pay the appropriate fee between these hours. Details of the charges and any maximum stay periods  can be found on each ticket machine.

If you encounter a problem or think you have been mischarged whilst using the Paybyphone service, please contact Paybyphone by email to, so they can investigate and arrange to make payment of an overcharge to the account payment was taken from.

The Alive after Five initiative that operates in most of the Council operated multi-storey car parks does not apply for on-street parking areas. Further details about Alive after Five can be found here.

Motorists are advised to carry out a supply of coins as the ticket machines generally take 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1 and £2 coins. The ticket machines do not give change.

Current road closures affecting access to on-street parking areas:

• Due to a construction project, the entire length of Rutherford Street will be closed from 25 September 2017 until 25 March 2019;

• The Jingle Bell Walk parade will follow a route through the City Centre on Thursday 30 November 2017 from 6.30pm to 7.15pm.  During this period there is a rolling road closure, that could mean access to and from parking places in the vicinity of St Mary’s Place; Blackett Street; Grey Street; Mosley Street; Dean Street; Side; Sandhill; Quayside and Broad Chare will be temporarily affected while the parade is passing through the area.

Visit our Permit Parking Schemes page for everything you need to know about areas where permit parking schemes operate and how to apply for permits if you live in an eligible property.

On-street parking provision in Newcastle

Details of on-street parking provision (as advised by the adjacent sign).

Page last updated: 
11 December 2017
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