City Park Bays
Newcastle Council offer City Park permits for frequent users who want a guaranteed space within a particular car park. City Park parking bays are available within off street car parks and multi storey car parks.
A parking space is guaranteed for the permit holder as we only issue permits for the amount of permit bays within the car parks.
Generally, the permit bays in off street car parks are located in a line together and in multi storey car parks the permit bays will be situated together on one or more levels.
If the bays are all on one level, the pay and display machine on that level will be covered with a hood; each bay will also have a permit only sign displayed.
If there are only a small number of bays on one level, the permit bays will be marked with a sign in each bay advising it has been reserved for permit holders.
There are 3 types of City Park permits which offer a guaranteed space; a Gold permit, which is in operation Monday to Friday from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm, a Gold Plus permit which is in operation Monday to Saturday from 8.00 am to 10.00 pm and a Platinum permit which is in operation 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
The signs that would advise you of which permit type the bay is reserved for are as follows:
Gold Permit sign
Gold Plus Permit sign
Platinum Permit sign
The City Park permit needs to be displayed on the front of the vehicle either on the dashboard or affixed to the windscreen so that all of the details on the City Park permit are clearly visible.
The City Park permit can only be used in the location printed on the City Park permit.
If a Gold permit holder, Gold Plus permit holder or a Platinum permit holder is unable to find a marked permit bay with the type of permit they hold, we advise them to contact the Civil Enforcement Supervisors on 0191 277 2739 and ask for guidance.
Outside of the times on the City park permit signs, the bays can be used as pay and display bays. Please check the tariff board next to the pay and display machine on the level the vehicle is parked to confirm charging periods and rate required to be paid.
At all times motorists are reminded that they will need to park their vehicle within the marked white lines of the bay. If the wheels are over the white lines a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) will be issued by a Civil Enforcement Officer (CEO) for not being wholly in a bay.
If a vehicle parks in a City Park bay without displaying the correct City Park permit during the times of operation a CEO will issue a PCN for a vehicle being parked in a permit bay without a valid permit.
If a vehicle is parked in a City Park permit bay with a pay and display ticket on display a CEO will issue a PCN for a vehicle being parked in a permit bay without a valid permit.
If a vehicle is parked in a City Park bay displaying a Disabled Blue Badge a PCN will be issued by a CEO for a vehicle being parked without a valid permit.
Newcastle City Council also offer a City Park Silver Permit, which enables motorists to park in the pay and display bays of a designated car park without the need to display a pay and display ticket or pay by phone. This permit does not guarantee the holder a space.
This permit offers a discount from the normal pay and display prices and is only to be used in the named off street or multi storey car park printed on the permit. This permit can only be used in pay and display bays.
If on arrival, the designated car park is full, the permit holder would need to park in an alternative location and then pay for the duration of their stay as the parking permit is not transferable.
The City Park Silver permit needs to be displayed on the front of the vehicle, either on the dashboard or affixed to the wind screen and all of the details of the City Park permit need to be clearly displayed.
If any of the details on the City Park permit are obscured, a CEO will issue a PCN for not displaying a valid ticket or voucher.
If the vehicle is not parked within the white lines of a marked pay and display bay, a CEO will issue a PCN for not being parked wholly within a bay.